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Carolina E.K. Säve


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Carolina’s practice focuses on the protection of client innovations in the mechanical, electrical, and computer science arts. She prepares and prosecutes patents and helps to develop and manage patent portfolios for global companies, academic institutions, and individual inventors located in the United States and in Asia. The portfolios she works with range from a single family of patents to those containing hundreds of patents in global jurisdictions.

Carolina has handled a significant amount of work in the automotive industry, aiding clients in obtaining patent protections for their cutting-edge advancements in autonomous vehicles, fuel cells, environmentally friendly technologies, battery systems, and transmissions. 

She also has experience in the fields of medical technology, with an emphasis on wearable or implantable devices and surgical instruments, and network communications.

Prior to joining the firm, Carolina was an associate in the Boston office of another international law firm.  She also previously worked as a patent agent at an intellectual property boutique firm in Boston, where she concentrated on the patent prosecution of a variety of technologies, including consumer products, mechanical technologies, and electrical devices.


  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • Boston University (BS, Mechanical Engineering)


  • US and international prosecution
  • Application drafting
  • IP due diligence
  • Trademark
  • Portfolio management
  • Opinions: patentability, freedom to operate, validity, and infringement

Recognition & Awards

  • Managing Intellectual Property: Rising Star (2019-2021)


  • Member, Women's Leadership Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2019-2020)
  • Co-Chair, Business & Marketplace Committee of Boston Patent Law Association
  • Board member and past Treasurer and Secretary, Boston IP American Inn of Court
  • Member, Business Development Committee, Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board member, Esplanade Association
  • Co-Chair, IP Year in Review, Boston Bar Association


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Year in Review: The Most Popular IP Posts of 2020

January 14, 2021 | Blog | By Christina Sperry

As 2021 begins and intellectual property (IP) strategies are being developed for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on what IP issues were prominent in 2020.  According to many readers, hot topics included Chinese foreign filing licenses, patenting involving either artificial intelligence (AI) or COVID-19, inter partes review, and attorney fee awards.
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USPTO Releases Final Rules on PTA Calculations in view of Supernus

June 23, 2020 | Blog | By Peter Corless, Carolina Säve

On June 16, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released final rules (the “Rules”) implementing changes to how Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is calculated in certain circumstances in view of Supernus Pharms., Inc. v. Iancu, 913 F.3d 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2019). 
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COVID-19: Prioritized Patent Application Examination and Patents 4 Partnerships

May 15, 2020 | Blog | By Peter Corless, Carolina Säve

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently launched two new initiatives to support COVID-19 innovations: 1) a COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, and 2) Patents 4 Partnerships that provides a searchable forum to list COVID-19 related published applications and patents available for licensing.
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