Karlyn A. Schnapp, Ph.D.

T 513.651.6865
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Karlyn represents domestic and international clients in a wide array of intellectual property matters, particularly in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, counseling and enforcement. She has experience assisting with patent prosecutions for small molecule, pharmaceutical, and polymer chemistry; drafting licensing agreements and freedom to practice, validity and patentability opinions; and facilitating due diligence reviews of intellectual property assets and patent portfolio management. As part of her trademark practice, she handles foreign trademark applications, registrations, and assignments; branding and advertising reviews; consent and licensing agreements, as well as prosecutions and inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2005-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® and Cincinnati Magazine "Rising Star," Intellectual Property Law, 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2012-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Cincinnati - Patent Law, 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • Cincy IP, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association,  Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Photochemistry and Radical Cation Chemistry of Aryl Enones: A Comparison of Mechanistic Pathways. Pacifichem '95 (Pacific Basin Chemistry Conference), Honolulu, HI, December 17-22, 1995. 

Dihydrodioxins: Masked Ortho-Quinones as DNA Cleaving Agents.  Eighth Conference of the Inter-American Photochemical Society, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, May 19-24, 1996.

Dihydrodioxins: Photochemically Activated Masked DNA Cleaving Agents.  The Effects of Quinone Fluorination.  213th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 1997.

1,4-Dihydrodioxins as Synthetic Photonucleases: Effect of Substitution and Potential for Site-Specific DNA Scission. Gordon Conference on Organic Photochemistry, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, July 19-24, 1997.

Benzoquinone-olefin Exciplexes: The Observation and Chemistry of the p-Benzoquinone-tetraphenylallene Exciplex, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1990, 112, 3700.  K. A. Schnapp, R. M. Wilson, D. M. Ho, R. A. Caldwell, D. Creed.

Remarkable Catalysis of Intersystem Crossing of Singlet Pentafluorophenylnitrene, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1991, 113, 3209.  Russell Poe, Jennifer Grayzer, M. Jennifer T. Young, Elisa Leyva, Karlyn A. Schnapp, Matthew S. Platz.

High Intensity Laser Photochemistry of Organic Molecules in Solution.  Chemical Reviews, 1993, 93, 223, R. Marshall Wilson, Karlyn A. Schnapp.

Exploratory Photochemistry of Fluorinated Aryl Azides; Implications for the Design of Photoaffinity Labeling Reagents.  Bioconjugates,  1993 4, 172, Karlyn A. Schnapp, Russell Poe, Elisa Leyva, N. Soundararajan, Matthew S. Platz.

High-Intensity, Laser-Jet Photochemistry: Photodecarboxylation of 3,3-diphenyl-1H,3H-naphtho[c,d]pyran-1-one. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.. 1997, 149-50. R. Marshall Wilson, Karlyn A. Schnapp, Martin Gloss, Cornelia Bohne, Andrew C. Dixon.

Other Contact Info


Loretta Moore
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