Karl R. Hermanns - Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

Karl R. Hermanns

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 206-622-4900


Karl Hermanns specializes in chemical-related patent matters, including overall portfolio management and strategy. He graduated with both a B.S. and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington. He received his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.


Karl is an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law, co-teaching the patent preparation and prosecution course, and teaches “Intellectual Property for Scientists” through the Chemistry and Bioengineering Departments. He is also a faculty member of the Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) at the University of Washington School of Law.


Karl is an Advisory Board Member to the University of Washington Bioengineering’s Program for Technology Commercialization, and a past president of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He is admitted to the Washington State Bar and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

University of WashingtonBS 1983University of WashingtonMS 1984University of Colorado School of LawJ.D. 1988

Office Location

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5400
Seattle, WA 98104-7064
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Seattle Metro Area
Karl R. Hermanns has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Patent
Patent Law