Patent Attorney & Managing Partner
Patent Attorney, Advisor (KOREA)
Jun Jeong (Jun) Park is the managing partner at IP&T Group, LLP. Mr. Park represents and handles several multi-national corporations’ patent prosecution and portfolio. Mr. Park has founded and led IP&T to one of the top patent prosecution firms in the US. IP&T is ranked #12 in 2018 Top Patent Firms and ranked #9 in Top 20 Electrical Engineering Patent Firm in the US by a nationally recognized patent analytics firm.
With his creative and innovative approaches to both technical and legal fields, he advises clients on effective and efficient exercise of their patent rights. His technical expertise includes semiconductors, electrical systems, integrated circuits, digital circuits, digital communication, signal processing, and robotics.
Mr. Park also obtained several patents during his research career. Mr. Park received his electrical engineering degree from Duke University and received JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
Keon Woo (Kevin) Park is a patent attorney at IP&T Group, LLP. He concentrates his practice in the area of patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients. Kevin’s patent prosecution experience includes a wide range of technologies such as semiconductor devices, secondary batteries, automotive technologies, digital logic circuitry, and signal processing.
Before joining IP&T, Kevin graduated with a distinction from University of Virginia in Electrical Engineering. While at UVA, Kevin focused his research on semiconductor devices and solar energy, and co-developed a fully operable 100% solar-powered automobile. After his undergraduate studies, Kevin graduated Cum Laude from the George Washington University Law School, where he was named as a Thurgood Marshall Scholar. During his studies, Kevin also invented and obtained a patent in his name.
Kevin has prosecuted hundreds of patents, and has developed new strategies to accommodate various changes to the patent landscape. Kevin aims to fully utilize his experience and knowledge in the patent and electrical field to provide all of his clients with detailed, thoughtful, and personalized legal advice.
Minh-Quan (Minh) K. Pham, Ph.D. is a patent attorney with over twenty years of experience in protecting innovations and providing creative legal solutions through a unique combination of perspectives. Minh is experienced in all aspects of intellectual property protection, including comprehensive intellectual property counseling; U.S. and international patent prosecution; trademark prosecution; intellectual property related litigation; validity, non-infringement, freedom to operate, and patentability opinions; intellectual property due-diligence investigations; and intellectual property agreements.
Representative technologies and experience include polymer processing and synthesis, automotive systems, fuels, including green fuels, small molecule chemistry, pharmaceuticals prosecution/litigation/counseling, biotechnology, medical devices.
Prior to his legal practice, Minh was a patent examiner in the biotechnology arts and an engineer conducting research in biotechnology (bioremediation, heterologous protein expression, and bioprocessing). He was also a founder of Chesapeake PERL, a biotechnology company involved in recombinant protein technology development.
Minh served on the Advisory Boards of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, both at University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a legal advisor with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland, College Park.
Minh received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Len is a registered patent attorney who specializes in patent prosecution. He has over 15 years of experience prosecuting patents domestically and internationally in the areas of telecommunications, computer software, medical devices, semi-conductors, mechanical devices, and automotive devices. He has prosecuted PCT applications, trademark applications, and copyright registrations.
He has been involved in commercial litigation, drafted a wide variety of contracts, drafted licensing agreements, and provided business advice to corporate clients in a wide variety of legal areas from corporate structure to taxation.
Additionally, Len has extensive software development experience as a software developer and systems analyst.
He served in all phases of software development and was a software engineer at two of the largest telecommunication corporations in the world: AT&T and Verizon.
George has 20 years of experience as patent attorney. George is an expert in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation, freedom to operate studies, IP due diligence, patent preparation and prosecution, and licensing.
Prior to joining IP&T, he managed all IP and legal matters of a Fortune 500 company reporting directly to the president and the chief IP counsel. He also was responsible for IP strategy and various multi-million dollar contracts and licenses.
During his tenure as patent attorney, he has prosecuted to issuance more than two hundred patents in diverse technical fields, including, for example, in the fields of semiconductors, image sensors, computer implemented inventions (CRMS), electromechanical devices, medical devices, various chemicals (organic and inorganic chemistry), polymers, molecular biology, renewable energy, and secondary batteries. Before becoming an attorney, George started his career as a research scientist and obtained several patents related to polymers that were licensed to other corporations.
Dr. Ronald (“Ron”) Rudder has helped clients obtain over 1000 patents over the last 20 years in a variety of different technical fields. Dr. Rudder focuses on nanotechnology, advanced electronics, advanced materials for electronics, semiconductor materials and processing, optics laser and imaging technologies (e.g. high efficiency LED), and vacuum technology.
He has a deep understanding of technologies gleaned from 13 years of experience as a Senior Research Engineer at the Center for Semiconductor Research with the Research Triangle Institute. He is also a former adjunct professor of chemical engineering at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Rudder has written more than 50 technical publications and possesses seven U.S. patents in the fields of advanced semiconductor devices and packaging. Before joining IP&T Group LLP, he was a partner for Oblon, one of the largest and most renowned patent law firms in the United States.
Sam Ntiros is a senior patent attorney at IP&T Group LLP. Before joining IP&T, Sam has worked as a patent attorney for over 20 years. Throughout his career, Sam mostly worked to prosecute applications for IBM, Intel, LG Electronics, and Samsung Electronics and SDI (semiconductor division and secondary battery division). Sam also has done a substantial amount of prosecution for Hitachi, Ricoh, NXP Semiconductor, Philips, Marvell, Johnson & Johnson and NEC applications.
Sam is specialized in a broad range of technologies including semiconductor devices and methods of manufacture, secondary battery technologies, display technologies, software related inventions, networks, communications, and analog and digital circuits.
Sam also has litigation experiences. His most recent litigation work involved a software patent in CardSoft v.VeriFone Systems, Case No. 2:08 CV 98 RSP, (E.D. Texas 2012), where he secured over $15M damage for his client as the co counsel of the case.
Changmin Choi is an associate at IP&T Group LLP. Before joining IP&T, Changmin worked at Kile Park Reed Houtteman PLLC to assist in prosecuting US patent cases for Samsung Electronics . Changmin’s patent prosecution experience includes semiconductor devices and display
Changmin graduated with a distinction from University of Virginia with double major in Mathematics and in Economics. After graduating from UVA, Changmin received his third degree from Hanyang University in Chemical Engineering. While at Hanyang University, Changmin focused his research on polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. After his undergraduate studies, Changmin graduated with honors from the George Washington University Law School.
Dragan provides IP counseling to clients and prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications. In addition, he has experience in representing clients in patent litigation matters and in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. The range of services that he provides further includes validity opinions, freedom to operate opinions and due diligence. Before joining IP&T, Dragan represented and performed substantial legal services for Toyota, eBay, SAP, Exxon, and Northrop Grumman.
Dragan provides services in a wide variety of technologies, including semiconductor technology, medical devices, software technologies, automotive safety systems, telematics systems, fuel cell systems, hybrid vehicles, oil and gas exploration and production, oil and gas processing and distribution, networking systems, computers, and other consumer electronics.
Prior to his legal career, Dragan had a successful engineering career at a leading technology company. During his engineering career, he handled real-time data acquisition, processing and interpretation, telemetry technologies, and a variety of well exploration, completion and production technologies.
Kyoungwan Kim is a patent specialist at IP&T Group, LLP. He concentrates his practice in the area of patent preparation and prosecution. His technical expertise includes semiconductor devices, digital logic circuitry, signal processing, and BM.
Mr. Kim served as a major technical staff for seventeen years in Electronic Department and Foreign Department of SHINSUNG Patent Firm, LLC in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Kim obtained extensive experience in the preparation of patent applications and of responses to the office action.
Wan Soo Sohn is a patent specialist at IP&T Group, LLP. Mr. Sohn concentrates his practice in the area of patent preparation and prosecution.
His technical expertise includes semiconductor devices, digital logic circuitry, computers, and communication systems.
Prior to joining IP&T, Mr. Sohn worked over twenty years in prestigious Patent and Law Firms of Korea, where he gained a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the semiconductor technology related to DRAM and SSD, and the communication technology related to 3GPP, 3GPP2 and LTE Telecommunication Standards.
While working, Mr. Sohn was designated best drafter for patent applications and prosecutions by the clients.
Hyun Choi is a technical writer at IP&T Group, LLP. He supports the attorneys and the patent agents, coordinates and conducts patent preparation and prosecution while also directly communicating with the clients to efficiently meet their needs. Before joining IP&T, Mr. Choi had more than ten years of experience at SHINSUNG Patent Firm, LLC handling various IP matters.
Mr. Choi also has experiences working with Japanese corporations in handling various patent matters. He is fluent in Japanese.
Patent Attorney, Advisor (KOREA)
Dr. Park served as the managing partner at SHINSUNG Patent Firm, LLC for over 30 years. Dr. Park received a Ph. D. in electronics and telecommunication engineering. He was admitted to Korean Patent Bar in 1986, and recognized as the first Korean patent attorney specializing in telecommunication engineering. Before becoming a patent attorney, Dr. Park had extensive experiences in Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) as a researcher.
Dr. Park practices primarily in patent cases in the fields of electronic and electrical engineering, telecommunication technology, information technology, and semiconductors. As a counselor, he has provided his expertise to several multi-national corporations and research institutes such as SK hynix, ETRI, and KT Corporation.
Hyunkyung CHOI is a director at IP&T, Inc. She supports the attorneys and the patent agents, coordinates, documents/meetings, and communicates with clients to efficiently prosecute patents and trademarks. She also supports internal communication between IP&T Group, LLP and IP&T, Inc. so that they can efficiently cooperate and prosecute patents and trademarks. She speaks fluent Korean and English.