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Kongsik Kim

Kongsik Kim

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Boston, MA 02109
kongsik.kim@nelsonmullins.com

Kongsik Kim provides start-up, emerging-growth, and established companies with strategic advice on starting/growing business entities and building/managing defensive and offensive intellectual property portfolios, 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...

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Kongsik Kim provides start-up, emerging-growth, and established companies with strategic advice on starting/growing business entities and building/managing defensive and offensive intellectual property portfolios, 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.

His practice covers a wide range of technologies such as chemistry; biochemistry; pharmaceuticals; biosimilars; chemical engineering; biochemical engineering; agricultural and food biotechnology; biomedical engineering; enzyme technology; environmental engineering; polymer engineering; semiconductor technology; LCD, LED, and OLED technology; fuel cell technology; solar energy and clean technology; automobiles; medical devices; testing and measuring instruments; wireless communication; computer software; touch-screen display panels; 3D display panels; high efficiency video coding (HEVC) apparatuses and methods; blockchain-based technology; and biometric authentication.

Kongsik Kim

business and seeking intellectual property protection in the U.S.

His practice covers a wide range of technologies such as chemistry; biochemistry; pharmaceuticals; biosimilars; chemical engineering; biochemical engineering; agricultural and food biotechnology; biomedical engineering; enzyme technology; environmental engineering; polymer engineering; semiconductor technology; LCD, LED, and OLED technology; fuel cell technology; solar energy and clean technology; automobiles; medical devices; testing and measuring instruments; wireless communication; computer software; touch-screen display panels; 3D display panels; high efficiency video coding (HEVC) apparatuses and methods; blockchain-based technology; and biometric authentication.

Kongsik Kim provides start-up, emerging-growth, and established companies with strategic advice on starting/growing business entities and building/managing defensive and offensive intellectual property portfolios, 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.

His practice covers a wide range of technologies such as chemistry; biochemistry; pharmaceuticals; biosimilars; chemical engineering; biochemical engineering; agricultural and food biotechnology; biomedical engineering; enzyme technology; environmental engineering; polymer engineering; semiconductor technology; LCD, LED, and OLED technology; fuel cell technology; solar energy and clean technology; automobiles; medical devices; testing and measuring instruments; wireless communication; computer software; touch-screen display panels; 3D display panels; high efficiency video coding (HEVC) apparatuses and methods; blockchain-based technology; and biometric authentication.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Patent & Trade Secrets Appellate and District Court Litigation

  • Represents a small patent holding company against a global electronics manufacturer at the Federal Circuit to vacate a PTAB’s final written decision that found valid a patent directed to a method of encoding/decoding moving picture (i.e., a high efficient video coding (HEVC) standard essential patent)
  • Represented a small patent holding company against a global electronics manufacturer at the Federal Circuit to maintain PTAB’s final written decisions that found valid a patent directed to a method of constructing merge list (i.e., an HEVC standard essential patent)
  • Represented a global biotech company against another global biotech company at the Federal Circuit to vacate a PTAB’s final written decision that found valid a patent directed to a purified recombinant iduronate-2-sulfatase
  • Represented a patent holding university against a global life science supplier at the U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) to enforce a patent directed to a thiazolidinedione derivative
  • Represented a global vehicle manufacturer at the U.S. District Court (Delaware) to defend from a non-practicing patent owner’s enforcement of a patent directed to an automatic directional control system for vehicle headlights
  • Represented a global biotech company against its competitor at the U.S. District Court (Delaware) to assert the competitor’s breach of confidentiality agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets involving polymer-factor VIII moiety conjugates
  • Represented a small automated cell counter manufacturing company against a global life science supplier at the U.S. District Court (Eastern Virginia) to enforce a patent directed to a method for bonding a plastic micro chip
  • Represented a small medical images processing company at the U.S. District Court (Southern California) to defend from a non-practicing patent owner’s enforcement of a patent directed to an automated system and a method for organizing, presenting, and manipulating medical images
  • Represented a small pharmaceutical company against a global life science company at the U.S. District Court (Delaware) to enforce a patent directed to a high throughput system for producing recombinant viruses using site-specific recombination

Patent Interference, Inter Partes Review and Other Post-Grant Proceedings

  • Represents a small biotech company to challenge the validity of a university’s patent directed to a method of treating cancer with an immune checkpoint inhibitor combined with a bacterial formulation comprising Bifidobacterium
  • Represents a small patent holding company to defend from a global electronics manufacturer’s challenge of the validity of patents directed to image encoding apparatuses and methods of decoding moving pictures (i.e., HEVC standard essential patents)
  • Represented a small patent holding company to defend from a global electronics manufacturer’s challenge of the validity of a patent directed to a method of constructing merge list (i.e., an HEVC standard essential patent)
  • Represented a global vehicle parts manufacturer to invalidate a non-practicing entity’s patent directed to an automatic directional control system for vehicle headlights
  • Represented a global biotech company to invalidate another global biotech company’s patent directed to a purified recombinant iduronate-2-sulfatase
  • Represented a global biotech company to declare interference between the company’s patent directed to a purified recombinant iduronate-2-sulfatase and another global biotech company’s similar patent
  • Represented a small medical device manufacturing company to invalidate a global medical device manufacturer’s patent directed to a device for in-vivo Imaging
  • Represented a mid-sized bed manufacturing company to invalidate a global bed manufacturer’s patent directed to a bed spring structure having certain innerspring coils and innersprings with non-helical segments

Patent Prosecution & Strategic Counseling

  • Represents pharmaceutical and biotech companies in building patent portfolios and negotiating with investors and business partners
  • Represents a global vehicle manufacturer and a global vehicle parts manufacturer in building offensive and defensive patent portfolios
  • Represents a global secondary lithium battery manufacturing company in building offensive and defensive patent portfolios
  • Represents a global display panel manufacturing company in building offensive and defensive patent portfolios
  • Represents a small optical device manufacturer in building offensive and defensive patent portfolios
  • Represents IP asset management companies in building offensive patent portfolios

Previous Professional Experience

  • Partner, Leader of Korea practice, Boston office of international law firm (2014-2019)
  • Partner, Boston office of international law firm (2012-2014)
  • Counsel, Boston office of International law firm (2010-2011)
  • Associate, Boston office of international law firm (2006-2009)
  • Associate, largest law firm in Korea (1997-2001)

Languages

  • Korean

Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • Seoul National University, MEng
  • Seoul National University, BS, cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Korean Intellectual Property Office
  • Korean Patent Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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  • Executive Director, Korean American Bio Industry Council
  • Director, World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association, Boston
  • Member, Korean Patent Attorney Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
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