Carl Kukkonen is a respected leader in the legal field, twice acknowledged as one of the IAM Strategy 300: World's Leading IP Strategists. With more than 25 years of experience, he has been pivotal in assisting clients in developing strong, litigation-ready patent portfolios, effectively reduce risks through invalidity and freedom-to-operate analyses, and adeptly plan and execute litigation strategies, including petitions for inter partes reviews (IPRs). Moreover, Carl conducts due diligence for financing and M&A transactions, offers valuable support in IP partnering agreements, and provides guidance on copyright and brand protection matters especially with regard to artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
As a member of the Firm's AI team, Carl's proficiency spans high-technology, life sciences, and energy sectors. His high-tech experience encompasses AI technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) with large language models, and computer vision. Carl has further assisted clients with computer architectures, robotics, enterprise software, cloud computing, blockchains, telecommunications, IoT (Internet of Things), semiconductors, nanotechnology, optical devices, virtual/augmented reality, and signal/image processing.
In life sciences, Carl has handled cases related to in silico drug discovery, computational biology, digital health, wireless health care, medication delivery, patient monitoring, respiratory equipment, incubators, infusion pumps, physiological sensors, ophthalmic technologies, and orthopedic devices.
Carl's experience in energy technology includes process and atmospheric sensors, solar panels and control systems, utility-scale energy distribution, energy efficiency technologies, water and wind turbines, fuel cells, and water purification systems.
Carl's diverse knowledge makes him a reliable and insightful resource in the legal field, helping clients navigate complex IP matters with skill and understanding.