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Kenneth K. Cho

Kim & Chang

Seoul, , KOR


Kenneth K. Cho is a senior U.S. attorney in the intellectual property practice group of Kim & Chang specializing in patent licensing, litigation and counseling matters. Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Cho was the Managing Director of Strategic Alliances and Chief Patent Counsel for a private equity fund dedicated to investing in IP centric opportunities. Mr. Cho was also the IP Counseling and Acquisition Manager of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards and responsible for managing 30 patent attorneys located in the U.S., Europe and the Far East on a wide variety of IP counseling and acquisition matters for the Consumer Electronics product division of Philips Electronics. Prior to joining Philips, Mr. Cho worked for AT&T Corp. where he was responsible for offensive patent assertion matters. Mr. Cho also spent more than 10 years in private practice specializing in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, procurement and counseling in various technology fields before working in-house.

Mr. Cho served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a former Chairman of the IP Practice in the Far East committee, and is a member of the Asia Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO); and a member of the International Association of Korean Lawyers where he formerly served as the chairman of the Board of Directors and former past President of the Overseas (U.S.) chapter. Mr. Cho also served on the Board of Directors for the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY). Mr. Cho is a trained mediator through the New York State Office of Court Administration. He is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office.

Education 

Rutgers School of Law (J.D., 1990)

Rutgers College of Engineering (B.S.E.E., 1987)

Experience

Kim & Chang (2009-Present)

Altitude Capital Partners (2008-2009)

Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (2004-2008) AT&T Corp. (2000-2004)

Darby & Darby P.C. (1998-2000) Kim & Chang (1995-1998)

Keck, Mahin & Cate (1994-1995)

Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein (1990-1994)

Admissions

Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States (2007)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1993)

The Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1992)

Admitted to Bar, New York (1991) / New Jersey (1990) / District of Columbia

Publications/Activities

  • K.K. Cho, China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair, presentation on International Technology Transfer, April 22, 2016, Shanghai, China
  • K.K. Cho, 31st Annual IP Law Conference, American Bar Association, presentation on Korean Design Practice, April 6, 2016, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Regular panelist at the Practicing Law Institute, IP Issues in Business Transactions 2016, Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review, January 11, 2016, New York City
  • K.K.Cho, IP Week @ SG2015 hosted by IPOS, presentation on Multinational IP Litigation, August 26, 2015, Singapore
  • K.K. Cho, IP Week @ SG2014 hosted by IPOS, presentation on Capturing Asian Markets through Intellectual Property, August 26, 2014, Singapore
  • K.K. Cho, IP Week @ SG2014 hosted by IPOS, presentation on Bringing Your Inventions to World Markets, August 27, 2014, Singapore
  • K.K. Cho, Intellectual Property and Business Strategy Forum sponsored by KIPO and KOTRA, presentation on Introduction to the IP Marketplace in the U.S., June 7, 2013, New York City
  • K.K. Cho, Intellectual Property Law Society, Cardozo Law School, presentation on Intellectual Property as a Business Asset & Strategy, March 13, 2013, New York City
  • K.K. Cho, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, presentation on Korea-US FTA and Its Impact on IP Rights and Protection, February 27, 2013, New York City
  • K.K. Cho, G.B. Kang, et al., Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software, Chapter 12 – South Korea, Global Law and Business, London (2013)
  • K.K. Cho, AIPLA 2011 Spring Meeting, presentation on Privilege Concerns with a Global IP Portfolio: Be Careful What You Say in Other Lands, May 13, 2011, San Francisco
  • D. W. Suh and K. K. Cho, Recent Korea Fair Trade Commission Developments to Effect IP Licensing, IAM 250 The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers, (2010)

Awards

  • Managing Intellectual Property: Named an “IP Star” (2014)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The Worlds Leading Patent Professionals (2013-16), Named one of the World's Leading Patent Professionals; Intellectual Asset Management
  • IAM Licensing 250: Named as one of the World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Practitioners, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) (2010)

Languages

English and Korean

Kenneth K. Cho is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment IP Issues in International Business Transactions - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review - Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
IP Issues in International Business Transactions - IP Issues in International Business Transactions, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts IP Issues in International Business Transactions - IP Issues in International Business Transactions, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review - Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg IP Issues in International Business Transactions - IP Issues in International Business Transactions, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review - Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 NY, Monday, January 08, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Boston, MA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Atlanta, GA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
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