Ms. Carroll concentrates her practice in the area of Intellectual Property Law, including IP transactions, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, with a particular focus on drafting and negotiating technology agreements, including SaaS subscription, co-development, and software license and assignment agreements. She regularly counsels technology companies about how to perfect, enforce, and maximize their IP portfolios in the US and abroad and has prosecuted and maintained large, international trademark portfolios for international companies. Ms. Carroll’s practice also comprises advising companies about the ever-evolving information security standards, such as ISO 27001. As both outside IP counsel and in-house General Counsel, she has worked with some of the leading technology companies in their respective spaces and start-ups carving brand new spaces. Ms. Carroll brings a practical perspective to advising technology companies that reflects the financial, operational, and administrative opportunities and challenges of the organization, today and as it grows.

As Assistant General Counsel for Applied Systems, Inc. and then Vice President and General Counsel of BigMachin...

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  • Corporate Experience
    • BigMachines, Inc., Vice President and General Counsel
    • Applied Systems, Inc., Assistant General Counsel
  • Publications

    Lisa A. Carroll – “A Better Way to Skin The Cat:  Resolving Domain Name Disputes Using State Unfair Competition Law” – ABA IP Newsletter (Winter 2000), republished in ABA GP Solo Magazine (September 2000)




Lisa A. Carroll


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United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin


The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, LL.M, Intellectual Property, 2000

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1998

The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, B.S., Broadcast Journalism, 1990

Prior Law Firm Experience

Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP (now K&L Gates LLP)

Practice Areas