Pamela Banner Krupka
Intellectual Property Attorney
Ms Krupka is a retired Intellectual Property Attorney with 40 years of technology and legal experience. With a background in electrical engineering as well as law, she has guided electronics, mechanical devices, software, bioinformatics and medical devices firms and is versed in the practical aspects of strategies to foster growth of technology companies; identifying and protecting inventions and other business assets: managing strategies on global basis; enforcement options, including licensing, and litigation. She is experienced in evaluating risk of infringement and cost-effective approaches to avoiding possible infringement claims.
Ms. Krupka actively participates in professional and philanthropic activities including bar association leadership positions, teaching, mentoring and public speaking, including service as Past Section Chair, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, the oldest and largest professional organization of IP lawyers in the country; and has served as an Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, teaching law students a survey course on IP; and served on the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Corporate IP Management Committee, focusing on strategies to equip business executives with IP expertise. As a Volunteer Advisor to UCLA AVID Alumni Group, she has actively served as a mentor to several hundred first-generation undergraduate students; providing guidance on choosing a major, internships, study habits, financial management / student loans, job readiness, interviewing skills; and in her work as a Volunteer Advisor to UCLA Palliative Care Group, she has supported projects to improve service for terminal patients and families and to provide end of life services to the homeless.
Ms Krupka received her BSEE from Purdue University and JD from George Washington University Law School. Prior to initiating her practice, she served as a judicial law clerk at the federal court hearing all patent appeals