Jae is known for his multidisciplinary intellectual property practice, including strategic intellectual property counseling, patent prosecution and patent litigation. He co-chairs the firm’s autonomous transportation and robotics practice, and represents clients many of which are in the electronics and computer industry. Jae provides strategic patent counseling and has prosecuted a number of United States and international patents in a wide range of technology areas.

Advising Technology Companies

Jae’s experience includes advising on the following technologies:

  • Autonomous transportation and robotics
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Blockchain technology
  • Virtual reality (VR)
  • Healthcare information technology and bioinformatics
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of things (IOT)
  • Computer software
  • Internet technology
  • Storage devices
  • Analog, radio-frequency (RF) and power electronics
  • Liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display devices
  • Solar technology
  • Semiconductors
  • Microprocessors
  • Memory devices and interfaces
  • High-speed communication interfaces
  • Wireless communication


Jae has also litigated patent and trade secret cases in various courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a variety of technology areas, including:

  • Semiconductors
  • Satellite antennas
  • Wireless communication
  • Power electronics
  • Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design
  • Computer software
  • Database applications
  • Smartphones
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biometric scanners

Technology Transactions and Due Diligence Work

Additionally, Jae has substantial experience in technology transactions, intellectual property audits and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and initial public offerings, and in evaluating patents for patent licensing pools and technology standards.

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  • Awards
    • Recognized among the world’s leading IP strategists by IAM Global Leaders (2021 – 2022) and IAM Strategy 300 (2017 – 2021)
    • Recognized among the world’s leading patent prosecutors by IAM Patent 1000 (2015 – 2022) and by The Legal 500 (2020 – 2022)
    • Named a Rising Star in the areas of intellectual property and intellectual property litigation by Northern California Super Lawyers (2010 – 2011)

Representative Clients

  • Cipherome
  • CLO Virtual Fashion
  • Dxome
  • Facebook Technologies
  • FriendliAI
  • G2VP
  • Intellian Technologies
  • Kakao VX
  • LG Display
  • Lumileds
  • LX Semicon
  • NCSoft
  • PeerNova
  • Phantom AI
  • Phantom Auto
  • Rebus Biosystems
  • SK Telecom

Education & Admissions

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School

B.S., Electronic Engineering
Seoul National University

Admitted to practice in California

Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California, and the Eastern District of Texas

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Registered as a patent attorney in the Republic of Korea


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