Karen Paulsen, Administrative Director

At HFZ, I support a team of talented, dedicated, and engaged IP professionals, including IP Assistants and Paralegals.  I build high trust relationships with my staff members to create a highly functioning and collaborative team.  Having started my career as an IP Assistant in 2008, I have hands-on experience in patent prosecution, both foreign and domestic.  I have trained and built highly effective teams to facilitate the execution of high-volume filing and prosecution strategies for Fortune 500 companies while catering to the individual needs of each client.


I leverage my IP experience with management and leadership skills of today to build a diverse and inclusive team of career professionals.