Sangwon Stephen Kim


George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC , LL.M. (2001)
Indiana University School of Law, IN Juris Doctor (2000)
Inha University, Inchon, Korea B.S. (1991) Physics


HCPA, Reston, VA 2009.12 to 2014.12 Senior Attorney • Patent Prosecutions in the technology areas of Display technologies (LCD and OLED) • Lights and LED technologies • Batteries • Wireless Telecommunications technologies and interface technology to mobile terminal • Controller and Chip-set technologies • Software related technologies o searching engines associated with target advertisements, games and social network platforms • Client Counseling o evaluation of patents transactions, o improvements of quality of patents, o analyzing patent portfolio, o litigation analysis, and education in-house patent team members of HCPA’s clients • Opinions (validity/invalidity, infringement, freedom to operate, design around) • Patent Litigations • Advising clients with various contractual issues. • Clients: Samsung Telecommunication, Display, SDI, Seoul Semiconductors, NHN business solutions Williams Mullen, Washington DC & Tysons Corner, VA 2007 to 2009.11 Partner • Intellectual Property and Corporate Law • Patent Prosecutions • Patent Litigations • Trademark Prosecution/Litigation • Import & Export controls • Licensing Agreements • Clients Daewoo Electronics (storage medium using holographic technology), Sony Erricson Dittavong, Mori & Steiner, Alexandria, VA 2004 to 2007.06 Senior Associate Attorney • Practice focuses on the wide range of patent prosecution for U.S. JP, and European clients • Standard related telecommunications technologies (GSM, W-CDMA and LTE), voice services using data networks (Internet), business solutions in telecommunications (advanced IP communications, security and mobility), interfaces and protocol technologies o NOKIA, HUGHES ELECTRONICS, HONDA, CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR, MOTOROLA, MCI, VERIZON, SANYO and NIKON

• Litigation support and counseling in the electrical and mechanical arts for domestic clients as well as foreign clients. • Opinion works: patentability, combined non-infringement and validity opinions in the area of electrical and electro-mechanical cases • Litigation related matters: validity attack, claim constructions, re-examination and document reviews • Draft patent applications from scratch for domestic clients; • Oral Hearing before BPAI, Draft Appeal Brief, Pre-Appeal Conference Brief • Post Allowance Practices: Reissue and Reexamination • Trademark filing, prosecution work and responding oppositions. Longacre & White, Crystal City, VA 2000-2003 Associate Attorney • Practice included patent prosecutions for foreign clients (mainly Japanese companies, e.g., Fujitsu, Toshiba, Toyota, and NEC) • Patent searches and opinions consisting of infringement and validity, patentability and state of art. • Additional litigation experience related to infringement and validity issues. Firm was acquired by another Maryland IP firm and eventually became Beranato, White & Stavish. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., International Cooperation Team, Planning Team Kihung R&D Center 1994-1996 • Joint development between Samsung and competitors (US and Europe companies) • Technology Licensing Agreements • Evaluation of venture capital (technology oriented company) • Technology transportation planning, evaluations and contracting matters; due diligent study for cross-licensing, licensing agreements with respect to technology transfer and joint development Member of the Technology Planning Team, Buchon R&D Center 1991-1994 • Evaluation system technologies included chip set solutions for systems such as cellular communications, audio/video, computer peripherals, optical storage devices, panel display. • Chip-set solutions (ASIC) for optimizing a system • Process developments for R&D (BiCMOS, CMOS, Processes for High Power ICs) Packages. Mr. Kim is a Of Counsel of the firm.


District of Columbia

District Columbia Court of Appeals
Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court