Five Questions with Karam Saab, Kilpatrick Townsend Partner

Five questions with Karam Saab

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This week, we heard from Karam Saab, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend. “He manages patent portfolios for several Fortune 500 companies and works with smaller clients to grow their patent presence.” Read more about his practice and experience in his online biography.

Question 1

What is your favorite clause of the Constitution and why?

A: Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 – [The Congress shall have power] “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” Most people don’t know that the Framers of the Constitution were looking ahead to copyright and patent law. Thomas Jefferson, serving as Secretary of State, was the “patent examiner” who approved the first patent granted in the United States in 1790. I am a patent attorney, after all, of course this clause is my favorite.

Question 2

Which celebrity was on the posters you had hanging on your teenage bedroom wall?

A: Can a car be a celebrity? Around the time I was 10, I hung a poster of a circa 1988 Lamborghini Countach in bright red on my bedroom wall. It remained there for years. To this day, Facebook and Instagram Reels suggest videos of fast cars for me. I watch them all.

Question 3

What is your favorite restaurant and what’s your favorite thing to order there? 

A: Quality Italian in Cherry Creek. Get the Caesar salad followed by the porterhouse agnolotti. The Caesar is the best I’ve had, accented with preserved lemon. The agnolotti comes in a brown butter sauce that will have you asking for more bread to dip. One time that my wife and I were there, Billy Joel was a couple tables over with his band – so keep an eye out. 

Question 4

What’s your favorite book and why? 

A: From what I’ve read recently, Jonathan Franzen’s “Crossroads” stands out. Franzen’s characters have a realism and depth that makes his books hard to put down. 

Question 5

What’s your favorite movie or TV show? 

A: This season, it was “Severance” on Apple TV+. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth the watch, being funny and creepy at the same time. The show has a sci-fi twist, focuses on the separation of work and home lives, and an out-of-control corporate culture. I’m excited that it has already been renewed for a second season.

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