B.S., Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at
College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
B. Joe Kim is a partner with Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago. His practice focuses on intellectual property law, particularly domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution. Mr. Kim has prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents in technical areas such as computer disk devices, LCD panels, computer network devices and software, pneumatic tires and power tools.
He has extensive experience writing opinions on patent infringement, validity and patentability, and trademark infringement, and has negotiated substantial settlements relating to patents and trademarks. Mr. Kim has litigated a variety of intellectual property disputes in the federal district courts, and has conducted many successful appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Mr. Kim received a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kim worked as an electrical engineer in the nuclear power industry, and served in the U.S. Army before attending college.
Mr. Kim has been active in many professional legal organizations within Chicago, nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, has served on the Board of Directors for the Korean-American Bar Association of Chicago, and is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the International Association of Korean Lawyers.
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