Karl F. Milde, Jr. commenced his career in intellectual property as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and was then employed as an associate in the intellectual property firm of Brumbaugh, Graves, Donohue & Raymond in New York City. Thereafter, from 1979 to 1984, Mr. Milde served as Director of Patents for Siemens Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, the German electrical and electronics company.

Mr. Milde served as Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a national MIT program. Mr. Milde was also Chairman of the MIT Symposium on "Management of Innovation" in New York City, and Program Chairman of a combined MIT-Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Workshop. Mr. Milde has frequently guest lectured for the IEEE and to the New York Patent, Copyright and Trademark Association. He has authored articles on the licensing and patentability of software. He was President of the Rotary Club of New York (1992 to 1993) and is currently President of the MIT Club of Westchester and Secretary of the Rotary Club of White Plains, New York.

Mr. Milde is a member of the New York Bar, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, the New York Patent, Copyright and Trademark Association and the American Society of International Law ("ASIL"). Mr. Milde is currently Chairman of the Intellectual Property Law interest group of the ASIL. He has received an "av" rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (the highest rating).

Mr. Milde holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law Center (1969) and two Bachelor of Science degrees from MIT (Physics, 1961 and Electrical Engineering, 1962).