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3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 525
VA 22030
Phone: (703) 652-3818
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Technology Areas


Practice Areas

Preparation and Prosecution of Patent Applications; Domestic and International

Strategic Portfolio Building

Opinions: Non-Infringement; Invalidity, Patentability

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia

Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent   and Trademark Office


J.D., American University, The Washington College of Law

B.S. University of Maryland

Professional Affiliations 

American Intellectual Property Law Association


Carol L. Bunner has extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; strategic patent portfolio development; patent landscape analysis; and litigation.

Carol's experience and expertise is particularly suited for developing patent strategies for the world market, including strategies adaptable for multi-nation companies.  Carol's practice includes not only U.S. patent prosecution, but also advising her mid sized to large clients on worldwide patent prosecution strategies.

Carol has technical expertise in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemical technologies.  She has knowledge of a wide variety of cutting edge technologies including solid state chemistry, medical adhesives, assays, pharmaceutical compositions, drug delivery, cosmetics, alternative fuels, dental implants, medical devices, biocompatible coating, packaging, and polymers.

In addition to her significant prosecution experience, Carol draws upon her counseling and litigation experience.  Throughout her career, Carol gained significant experience in preparing validity and infringement opinions and has worked on a U.S. District Court patent litigation.  These experiences have enabled her to hone her prosecution skills so that she is able to draft and prosecute enforceable and valid patents for her clients.