Jihan Joo is an associate in the firm's Electrical/Mechanical Patent Group. His practice focuses on the prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has experience across a wide range of electromechanical technologies including computer software/hardware, networking, storage, cloud computing, communications, user interface, smart TVs, cryptography, semiconductors, and teleconferencing.
Before entering into the practice of patent law, Jihan worked as a software engineer in the Semiconductor Division at Samsung Electronics in Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Jihan received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as a staff member on the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Journal and interned for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). He earned his B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from Seoul National University.
Jihan speaks fluent Korean and is one of the principal contributors and editors of the Korean-language intellectual property law blog, HelloIPLaw.com.
Admitted in Maryland only. Not a member of the DC Bar. Practice limited to certain matters before federal agencies and federal courts.