A seasoned intellectual property litigation attorney, Sunwoo uses his knowledge and experience to counsel domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. He regularly handles patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets litigation for a variety of businesses — from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
Sunwoo has litigated as lead counsel for cases involving patent infringement, trademark infringement and trade secrets disputes in federal district courts as well as Section 337 intellectual property investigations before the International Trade Commission. He also counsels clients in patent mining; builds and manages strategic domestic and foreign patent and trademark portfolios; and prosecutes patents related to electronic and mechanical devices as well as process and software-based technologies.
Sunwoo has extensive knowledge in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science. He prosecutes, counsels and litigates a variety of technologies, including:
- Semiconductor circuitry and fabrication process
- Micro electromechanical system (MEMS)
- Digital imaging sensors including CMOS and charge coupled device (CCD)
- Flat panel display devices such as liquid crystal display (LCD), plasma display panel (PDP) and organic light emitting display (OLED)
- Light emitting diode (LED)/laser diode
- Solar cell module; Cellular telephonic equipment and system and wireless telecommunication standard protocols including GSM and CDMA
- Optical disc structures such as Bluray Discs
- Digital signal processing including JPEG image compression
- Digital TV standards such as ATSC including signal processing, compression, multiplexing and packetization
- Computer hardware including microprocessor, chipset, computer process architecture and peripheral devices; software-based technologies such as electronic design automation (EDA), Internet-driven technologies, computer networking, computer games and graphic user interfaces
- Medical devices such as 3D ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems
- Automobiles including hybrid engines, transmission and car batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles
Prior to joining the firm, Sunwoo was Intellectual Property Practice Group Leader with NLJ 250 firms and also worked at various AmLaw 100 firms as a partner. Prior to his legal career, he was a senior scientist and project manager at a Fortune 100 company, working on solid-state thin film devices, including wide band gap semiconductors. Sunwoo also served as an assistant professor at the Center for Solid State Science & Technology, Department of Physics, at Syracuse University. At that time, he was also a visiting staff scientist at IBM Research Center in Endicott, N.Y.