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Heedong Chae, Esq.

Karen Kim, Esq.

Richard Kim, Esq. Of Counsel

Byoung Taek Lee, Patent Agent

Mike Cho, Ph.D/Tech. Patent Agent

Lauren Jeong, Tech. Specialist

Heedong Chae, Esq. / Patent Attorney

Heedong Chae is a partner with the firm of East West Law Group, PC. He has extensive experience in the prosecution and litigation of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition. He is excellent in quickly mastering new technologies and developing strategies to position cases for success.

Mr. Chae has prosecuted numerous patent and trademark applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and represented clients in patent proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and in trademark proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He also has had extensive experience in IP litigations including ITC proceedings and he has prosecuted a lot of patents and trademarks in foreign countries as well. He has actively counseled clients on the development, protection and management of their intellectual property portfolios and avoidance of risk involving intellectual property rights.

Mr. Chae interned at Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP and worked at Park Law Firm. He joined East West Law Group after working at Morrison & Foerster LLP as a contract attorney for an ITC proceeding (Inv. No. 337-TA-798 Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same).

Mr. Chae graduated from Seoul National University with B.S. in Architecture and M.S. in Construction Engineering and Technology and received his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina. He also graduated from Chungbuk Science High School and worked at Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Inc. as an engineer. Additionally, he actively participated in Wake Forest IP Journal as a staff member. He is admitted to practice in the State of California and various United States District Courts, and he is a registered patent attorney admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Karen Kim, Esq.

Karen Kim is an Associate at East West Law. Her practice focuses on trademark and copyright law – trademark prosecution, enforcement, and policing. She also has experience in patent and trademark litigation matters. Karen attended Southwestern Law School. While in law school, she received a CALI award in Sales.

She holds a master's degree in education from Mills College and earned her undergraduate degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley. She is admitted to practice in the State of California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Richard Kim, Esq.
Of Counsel

Richard is an Of Counsel at East West Law. He has extensive experience in patent, trademark, civil, and business litigation. He has taken and defended numerous depositions and drafted and argued motions in Court. He has obtained numerous favorable results for his clients, including jury verdicts in favor of his clients.

He graduated from University of California, San Diego and attended University of San Diego, School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of California, US District Court for the Central District of California and US District Court for the Northern District of California.

Byoung Taek Lee, Patent Agent

Byoung Taek Lee is a Patent Agent of East West Law Group. He is specialized in patent prosecution, technology and prior art analysis and litigation support. He covers physics, electronics science, electrical engineering, computer science, smart phone related technologies, etc.

He graduated from University of Hannam in Korea with a BS in Physics and has worked in the software development industry for cell phones, smart phones and smart phone games.

Mike Cho, Ph.D/Patent Agent

Mike Cho is a Patent agent at East West Law. He is a versatile scientist with previous research experience in biotechnology and energy storage materials and devices. His areas of specialty include nanostructured materials, surface chemistry, SPR biosensing, and analytical instrumentation, and he has authored papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Analytical Chemistry and The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

He earned a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in English from UCLA and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical and Materials Physics from University of California, Irvine.

Lauren Jeong, Technology Specialist

Lauren Jeong is a technology specialist of East West Law Group. She is specialized in patent prosecution and patent litigation support - patent draft and prosecution, technology analysis, claim analysis, prior art searches, etc. She covers biochemistry, biology, chemistry, material science, medical science, mechanical engineering, cell biology, etc.

She graduated from University of California, Los Anagles, with a BS in biochemistry. She is fluent in English and Korean.



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