Mr. Kim is a patent attorney representing clients in chemistry, biotechnology, and the life sciences. He prosecutes applications in biomedical engineering, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and chemical engineering, with particular focus on diagnostics, biologics, and small molecule pharmaceuticals. His experience also extends to patentability counseling, IP due diligence, and trademark applications and prosecution.
A strong understanding of biotechnology informs Mr. Kim’s practice. He has experience researching genetic diversity, genomic diversity, and other genetic variations such as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and a copy number variation (CNV) and their associations with human disease in a laboratory setting.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kim worked under the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. From his work under Judge O’Malley, Mr. Kim gained a deep appreciation for the importance of thorough patent counsel and the complexities of contentious situations in IP law. Mr. Kim’s duties at the Federal Circuit encompassed drafting memoranda on patent and trademark cases and on matters before the court.
Mr. Kim has also advised attorneys, patent agents, pro se inventors, and paralegals on special-issue questions in patent procedure during his tenure at the Office of Patent Legal Administration of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His experience at the USPTO also included evaluation of Patent Term Extension (PTE) applications based on delays resulting from regulatory approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As a graduate student researcher, Mr. Kim has published over 50 articles in internationally-recognized scientific journals, including BMC Pulmonary Medicine, BMC Neurology, and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. His graduate research also resulted in a thesis reporting genetic association studies for hepatocellular carcinoma and aspirin-intolerant asthma.
Mr. Kim is fluent in Korean.
The George Washington University Law School
Patent Law Track
M.S., Life Science
Completed Coursework for Ph.D. in Life Science
Johns Hopkins University
Admissions and Registrations
• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
• District of Columbia