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November 22, 2019

Veteran Intellectual Property Attorneys Kongsik Kim, John Bauer Join Nelson Mullins

Veteran intellectual property attorneys John Bauer and Kongsik Kim have joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in its New York and Boston offices, respectively, as partners, the firm announced today. They both join from Mintz, where they both were members. Kim also was a leader of the Korea practice there. 

Bauer is an experienced patent litigator with first chair trial and appellate experience before district courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has litigated in a wide range of complex technologies and has represented pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, industrial equipment, and telecommunication companies as well as universities. His pharmaceutical litigation has included both small molecules (Hatch-Waxman) and large molecules (biologics).

Bauer also has experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, including Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings and interferences.

Kim provides start-up, emerging-growth, and established companies with strategic advice on starting and growing business entities and building and managing defensive and offensive intellectual property portfolios. He renders legal opinions, conducts due diligence investigations, drafts and negotiates transactional agreements, and litigates to monetize, enforce, and defend intellectual property rights. He is a trusted advisor to many Asian clients planning business and seeking intellectual property protection in the U.S.

Kim serves as executive director of the Korean American Bio Industry Council and director of the World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association of Boston. 

“We welcome John and Kongsik to the Firm,” said Mark Dukes, who leads the Intellectual Property Group. “Both are well known in the intellectual property and general legal community and will bring great skill sets to our team and our clients.” 

Bauer earned his JD from Catholic University and a BS in Genetics from Ohio State University.  

Kim earned his JD, cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire; an MEng from Seoul National University; and a BS, cum laude, from Seoul National University. 



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