cathy Lee karr

Cathy Lee Karr
Patent Prosecution Coordinator
McNeill Baur PLLC
3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108

Cathy Lee Karr supports the attorneys and clients of McNeill Baur PLLC as a Patent Prosecution Coordinator. Cathy has more than 15 years of experience in patent prosecution, including extensive experience managing US and foreign patent portfolios for a diverse client base. Before joining McNeill Baur, Cathy managed a team of patent paralegals to provide training and guidance with respect to best practice and changes at the USPTO. In her current role, Cathy supports the firm by:

  • maintaining US and foreign dockets for practitioners including managing deadlines and status of applications;
  • preparing and filing patent documents related to all aspects of US patent prosecution at the USPTO;
  • preparing and filing patent documents related to PCT applications at various receiving offices and via ePCT;
  • coordinating prosecution with foreign counsel across extensive patent portfolios.

Cathy has experience onboarding new clients, both small and large, and collaborating with in-house IP departments to develop standard protocol for each client.



University of Maryland

BS, Biological Sciences