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Hean L. Koo
Mr. Koo is an associate in the law firm's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the Northern Virginia office. His practice focuses on patent prosecution and client counseling in a variety of fields including computer software, video games, virtual worlds, social media, social networks, mobile advertising and mobile payments, medical devices, haptic-enabled devices, among others.
In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, Mr. Koo has experience with a wide range of patent related matters including re-issue applications, Ex Parte and Inter Partes Reexamination requests, Appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, IP reviews, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and litigation support and strategy.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Koo led a team of biologists that sequenced the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana at a prominent genome research organization. There, he later managed a team of engineers responsible for software and data deliverables for multi-million dollar contracts. In this capacity, along with his team, he designed, developed and implemented software, relational databases, and directories for storing, mining, displaying and managing terabytes of genomic data.
Mr. Koo is a contributor and co-author for a number of studies published in major, well-respected, scientific journals, including Nature and Science.
American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
American Bar Association