Hyunho "Harry" Park has joined Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property Practice as a Partner in Washington, DC, bringing more than 10 years of patent litigation and prosecution experience.
Harry litigates intellectual property matters in district courts throughout the United States, as well as unfair import actions arising under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 before the US International Trade Commission. He also handles patent prosecution matters and IP counseling, including review of patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate analysis, and pre-litigation diligence. In addition, Harry drafts patentability opinions on electrical and mechanical devices and systems.
"Harry's extensive experience in patent litigation and prosecution as well as Patent Office dispute proceedings will be immensely valuable as we help our clients navigate an increasingly competitive global marketplace," said Pamela Church, Chair of the Firm's North America Intellectual Property Practice. "We are pleased to have him join our team."
Harry, who joins Baker McKenzie from Mayer Brown, has successfully represented both patent holders and patent challengers in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). His IPR experience includes counseling and filing of petitions; working with experts and directing preparation of evidence; factual investigations and discovery; discovery motions and pre-hearing conferences before the PTAB; and pre-hearing preparation and oral hearings at the PTAB.
Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property Practice is composed of more than 400 intellectual property lawyers in 40 countries, covering the full scope of IP services in more jurisdictions than any other firm. The practice was recently named the 2017 Global IP Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property and has received a Band 1 ranking by Chambers Global for nine consecutive years.
"We are focused on further strengthening our capabilities throughout North America by adding leading practitioners to our team," said Colin Murray, the Firm's Managing Partner in North America. "Harry’s strong record representing both patent holders and challengers will bring added depth to our Intellectual Property Practice."
Baker McKenzie has added more than 40 lateral partners in North America over the last two years, as it continues to expand its presence in key markets and practice areas. Harry joining the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice follows the arrival of trademark lawyer Dyan House in Dallas, healthcare regulatory attorneys Jur Strobos and Neil O'Flaherty in Washington, DC, and IP litigator Marc Cavan in Chicago.
"Baker McKenzie's strong reputation in patent litigation and collaborative team of IP practitioners convinced me this was the best place for me to more effectively grow my practice," Harry said. "I look forward to utilizing the Firm's global platform to offer my clients an expanded breadth of services."
Harry received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, and his M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Purdue University. He received his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire.