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Raph Y. Kim

Raph Y. Kim

Senior Associate

Raph Y. Kim


District of Columbia;
US Patent & Trademark Office




1901 L Street NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20036

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Raph focuses on the strategic management of patent prosecution and patent portfolio development in a variety of life science technologies including pharmaceutical compounds, chemicals, and biomaterials. A chemical engineer, Raph has conducted advanced biological experiments for human stem cell research and tissue engineering, e.g., by designing and fabricating microfluidic chips and nano/micro-scale surface patterns, and has experience in molecular biology, genetic modification, biochemical assays, advanced imaging, and nano/micro technology for biological uses. He once clerked for the largest law firm in South Korea.

  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Law, 2024

  • JD, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, 2015
  • MS (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2008
  • BS (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2007

  • American Intellectual Property Law Organization (AIPLA), member