Sughrue Supports KAIPBA in Hosting Annual Summer Seminar 2018

Sughrue Mion is pleased to be supporting the Korean-American Intellectual Property Bar Association (KAIPBA) in hosting their Annual Summer Seminar, for which they will be joined by two Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Judges, Michael W. Kim and Rae Lynn P. Guest.

Judge Michael W. Kim was appointed as an Administrative Patent Judge on April 24, 2011, and as a Lead Judge in August of 2013. In addition to his management responsibilities, Judge Kim conducts inter partes reviews and post-grant reviews under the America Invents Act, and also reviews adverse decisions of examiners upon applications for patents. He works primarily in the business methods, mechanical, and electrical technology areas. Prior to his appointment, Judge Kim was a Patent Attorney at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Prior to joining the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Judge Kim was a Patent Attorney at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, before spending a year on a presidential election campaign. Judge Kim received his law degree from the Duke University School of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of California.

Administrative Patent Judge Rae Lynn P. Guest holds a J.D from American University, Washington College of Law and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Judge Guest prosecuted and litigated patents as an Associate Attorney with Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox. As a Patent Attorney with the Office of Naval Research, she prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technical disciplines and consulted on licensing agreements. She joined the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in 2008, first as a Patent Attorney, after which she became an Administrative Patent Judge. As an Administrative Patent Judge she has served on panels deciding ex parte appeals, trials, interferences, and ex parte and inter partes reexaminations in a variety of technical disciplines.

Judge Michael Kim and Judge Rae Lynn Guest will be guest speakers for the seminar, taking place on August 16th at Sughrue's Washington, D.C. office. We are looking forward to such an exciting event and would like to thank KAIPBA for sharing this educational opportunity with us.