Karl W. Means

Counsel, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.

Karl W. Means

Karl W. Means is an attorney with Miles & Stockbridge in Tysons Corner, Virginia, advising clients on a range of intellectual property-related issues, including working with clients to protect and license copyrighted works covering a wide variety of subjects, including publishing, music, computer software and web-based content.

Karl is a frequent WALA lecturer, presenting workshops on Business Entity Formation as part of WALA’s Creative Entrepreneur Series. He also fields casework through WALA’s pro
bono legal referral network.

Karl also counsels clients on the selection and protection of federally registered trademarks in the U.S., international trademarks, domain names and web-based advertising, and brand development. He has extensive experience with technology-based transactions involving the commercialization of products and services, brand licensing, technology transfer, software licensing and development agreements.

Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Karl was a Shareholder in the Intellectual Property practice at the firm of Shulman Rogers. Karl began his legal career with the U.S. Customs Service in Washington, D.C., where he was Senior Attorney in the Intellectual Property Rights Branch.

Karl holds an M.B.A. from Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. Karl received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and his B.S. in Finance from Oklahoma State University.