So Yeon advises on patent litigation, primarily in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. She has represented clients through various phases of complex patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman patent litigation as well as inter partes review and post-grant review before the U.S. Patent Office. So Yeon has experience working with experts and inventors to draft reports and declarations, taking depositions and drafting infringement and validity contentions, motions and responses. Additionally, she has experience working on transactional matters related to IP rights and the evaluation of IP portfolios.

Prior to joining Fenwick, So Yeon was an associate in the IP group of a leading international law firm. While in law school, So Yeon was an articles editor for the UCLA Law Review and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She holds a B.S. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology (neurobiology) and has worked in a research laboratory studying the genetics of pediatric neuropsychiatric syndromes, including autism and Tourette’s syndrome.

  • Publications
    • Misdiagnosing the Impact of Neuroimages in the Courtroom, 61 UCLA L.Rev. 1502 (2014).
    • No Evidence for Association of Autism with Rare Heterozygous Point Mutations in Contactin-Associated Protein-Like 2 (CNTNAP2), or in Other Contactin-Associated Proteins or Contactins, 11 PLoS Genet. 1 (2015) (co-author).

Education & Admissions

J.D., UCLA School of Law

B.S., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (Neurobiology); Psychology
Yale University

Admitted to practice in New York


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