Carolyn brings many years of experience litigating intellectual property and commercial disputes for technology companies and research institutions operating in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, software, consumer electronics, and telecommunications. She has served as lead counsel in high stakes patent litigation, negotiated licensing disputes, and counseled clients on litigation risks and business strategies. Carolyn has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the country, from trial to appellate courts, including arguing appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Carolyn regularly presents at the UC Berkeley School of Law's annual intellectual property law program for federal judges and is a co-author on the Federal Judicial Center's patent litigation handbook for judges, the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (3d ed. 2016). Carolyn has been named a Northern California "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation since 2009.
Prior to co-founding Marton Ribera Schumann & Chang LLP, Carolyn was an equity partner at an Am Law 100 firm, specializing in litigation and resolving technology disputes for a wide range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2001
- cum laude
- Order of the Coif
B.A., Molecular Cell Biology and Political Science
University of California, Berkeley, 1998
Member of the State Bar of California
Admitted to practice in the federal courts in California and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States