IP PROFESSIONALS

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JAMES Y. KIM

 James is a registered patent attorney and primarily focuses his practice on intellectual property rights including patent, trademark, copyright and other IP rights. He has more than 20 years of intellectual property experience including extensive working experience in patent departments of multinational corporations. He also gained a wide range of experience in patent licensing and litigation matters, including formulating pre-litigation/litigation strategy, conducting mediations, and settlement negotiations, managing discovery, and preparing for trials.  In addition, James, as a registered engineer in the State of Washington, has significant experience in technology transfer & commercialization and related business transactions in a wide range of industries. He frequently lectures on a variety of patent issues and other IP topics for IP professionals in foreign countries to provide and promote a better understanding of US IP law and practice. 

 

Practice Areas  

  • IPR Procurement
  • Intellectual Property Disputes and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions and Licensing
  • Technology Transfer/Commercialization and Business Transactions

Admissions  

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of Washington
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (pro hac vice)

Education  

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., Intellectual Property Law & Policy
  • Graduate School of Business Administration of Sogang University, M.B.A.
  • Seoul National University

Activities  

  • Judicial Extern Clerk to the Honorable Kerry W. Meyer, Judge of the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Speaker at the 29th Small & Medium Corp. Sub-Committee of Korea Intellectual Property Association (“KINPA”), March 2013, Seoul, Korea - “Doctrine of Induced Infringement - Akamai & McKesson”
  • Speaker at the 33rd Small & Medium Corp. Sub-Committee of Korea Intellectual Property Association (“KINPA”), October 2013, Seoul, Korea - “Patent Reform 2013 – Impact on NPE/PAE Litigation”
  • Speaker at ASIA IP BUSINESS & FINANCE CONFERENCE 2104 (“AIPBF 2014”), September 2014, Seoul, Korea - “Risk Management Relating to Patent Litigation”

KALAI L. WINELAND

Kalai provides strategic and tactical advice for U.S. and international companies in the execution of patent and trademark strategies to achieve their business objectives. Her experience includes providing advice on patent  prosecution, licensing and litigation spanning a wide variety of subject matter, including semiconductor-related technologies, wireless and Internet-related software, biotechnology, electrical and mechanical devices. 

In addition to patent prosecution, She has extensive patent litigation experience, including participation in two patent infringement trials relating to software and semiconductors respectively. Kalai gained her experience from Heller Ehrman LLP and from working in a boutique patent prosecution practice. She was also an extern for the Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein in the Western District of Washington. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Wineland was an experienced engineer at the Boeing Company. 


Practice Areas

  • IPR Disputes/Counseling
  • Patent Prosecution
  • IPR Litigation

Admissions  

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  •  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
  •  U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 
  • Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education 

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Stanford University, M.S., B.S., Biological Sciences 
  • Stanford University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering 

JOSH HAN

 Dr. Han is a registered patent attorney primarily focusing on patent prosecution. He also provides strategic counseling and intellectual property portfolio analysis in fields related to semiconductors, biotechnology, and medical devices.  Prior to law school, as an Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University’s College of Medicine, Dr. Han founded and managed a research lab where he identified a novel gene pathway.  Here, and as a Post-doctoral Associate at the Rockefeller University in New York, Dr. Han contributed to advancements in the fields of gene expression and biotechnology.


Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Evaluation & Strategic Counseling
  • Technology Commercialization

Admissions

  • State Bar of Washington
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, San Diego, Ph.D., Biology
  • Peking University, B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

SHEN HUANG

Mr. Huang is a registered patent agent. His practice primarily focuses on patent prosecution in the areas of computer networking, semiconductors, automotive electronics, telecommunications, fiber optics, software, computer architecture, power transmission systems, and control systems. 


Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Evaluation & Strategic Counseling

Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Florida Atlantic University, M.S., Computer Engineering
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, M.S., Electrical Engineering

TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

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CHARLES C. HWANG

Charles primarily focuses his practice on Technology Transfer and Commercialization in Asia-Pacific area. He is also a founder and CEO of Innovative Technology Lab which is specializing in technology research and commercialization. He has more than 20 years of experience in IP industry and was involved in all phases of IP related business, negotiation, and litigation around the world. He regularly conducts seminars and lectures for Start-ups, ventures, and small/medium companies for technology transfer/commercialization.

Practice Areas

  • Technology Development & IP/Tech. Evaluation
  • Technology Licensing and Transaction
  • Technology Commercialization

Education 

  • YONSEI University School of Law,  LL.M., Intellectual Property Law
  • YONSEI University, B.S., Physics 

XIAOLIN WANG

Dr. Wang is a technical advisor.  She offers a wide variety of expertise in many biotech and life science areas, including oncology, stem cell biology, vascular biology, coagulation, diabetes, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioinformatics, genomics, signal transduction, in vitro diagnosis, gene therapy, gene expression profiling, transgenic/knock-out technologies and RNA interference technology. 

Practice Areas

  • Technology Development & IP/Tech. Evaluation
  • Technology Licensing and Transaction
  • Technology Commercialization

Education 

  • Postdoc, Stem Cell Center of Norway
  • University of Oslo, Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology 

HAILING JIANG

Mr. Jiang is a technical advisor.  In his 16 years of professional career in computer, software and mobile communication industries, Mr. Jiang worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Microsoft, HTC and MediaTek in roles ranging from account manager, engineer, technical manager and executive advisor. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of software, wireless communication and cell phone, telecommunications, electronic devices, computer networking, integrated circuit, and control systems. 

Practice Areas

  • IP/Tech. Evaluation & Strategic Counseling
  • Technology Licensing and Transaction
  • Technology Commercialization

Education

  • Dartmouth College, M.S., Computer Engineering 

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

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MATTHEW IM

Matthew primarily focuses his practices on business-related matters. He offers a wide range of experience in handling commercial and civil litigation, business consultation, oversea investments, business immigration, and more. He has handled various matters on behalf of multinational corporations, cosmetic and fashion businesses, sports/entertainment businesses, and individuals in need of catered legal services. He also served as an outside general counsel to the biggest sports organization under South Korean government. Furthermore, Matthew is actively engaged in serving as a professional columnist and panelist, and thereon, providing easy-to-understand legal basics to various communities through newspaper and radio columns, online publications, and TV interviews.   

Practice Areas

  • Business and Civil Litigation
  • Business Consultation
  • Business Immigration
  • Trademark and Licensing
  • Sports and Entertainment

Admissions

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • Washington and Lee University, J.D.
  • Florida Atlantic University, B.A.

Activities

  • Interviewed on National Television as a Legal Professional, YTN News
  • Served as a Bi-Weekly Professional Columnist Under its Economy Section for the Korea Times, 2015-2016
  • Served as a Legal Columnist and a Legal Radio Panelist for YTN News FM, 2015-2016
  • Served as an Outside General Counsel to Korea Council of Sport for All (aka Korean Sport & Olympic Committee), 2014-2016

JOHN H. BAEK

John practices in the areas of business law and transaction, civil and criminal litigation, real estate and estate planning, family law, immigration law and criminal law. John obtained his B.A. degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. He then obtained his J.D. degree from Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School. John is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington. 

Practice Areas

  • Business Law & Transaction
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation 
  • Real Estate and Estate Planning
  • Immigration and Family Law 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Washington

Education 

  • Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, J.D. 
  • Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology, B.A 

JOSEPH AN

Joseph is a State of Illinois licensed attorney and primarily focuses his practice on Business law and Civil litigation. He also represents clients in the area of real estate, person injury, and estate law. Prior to starting his legal career, Joseph, as a management broker, had more than 10 years of experience in Real Estate Industry in Chicago metropolitan area.   

Practice Areas

  • Business Transactions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Transaction and Litigation
  • Personal Injury   

Admissions 

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 

Education 

  • Western Michigan Cooley Law School, J.D. 

K. DAVID LEE

David is a State of Washington licensed attorney primarily focusing his practices on tax controversies, state and local tax, international tax, bankruptcy and business transactions. He has represented numbers of businesses and individuals on their federal tax issues before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and dealt with vast range of business transaction cases. He also represents several business clients in their State and Local Tax issues as well as federal tax issues. Furthermore, he has been providing pro bono services at the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic assisting low income taxpayers with IRS tax issues since 2012.  

Practice Areas

  • Tax Controversies
  • State and Local Tax
  • International Tax
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business transactions   

Admissions

  • State Bar of Washington   

Education

  • University of Washington, LL.M. in Taxation
  • Western Michigan Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • University of Toronto, B.A. in Finance