Hochan Song is a patent practitioner with more than 20 years of experience as a US patent agent and Korean patent attorney. His patent practice covers strategic invention identification, patentability analysis, patent prosecution and portfolio management. He represents companies, universities and research institutes generally in the mechanical and electrical fields including automotive, robotics, shipbuilding, manufacturing engineering, medical devices, electromechanical systems, information displays, semiconductor, batteries, etc.
Hochan is an expert in strategic development of patentable features from invention disclosure and preparation of patent disclosure to enforceable patents. He has the extensive knowledge, experience and skills in patent prosecution to successfully conduct and orchestrate all complex and intricate steps from the pre-filing patentability search to the grant of a patent. In prosecution, he emphasizes drafting claims that are immediately enforceable in the competitive market environment yet still attractive to the patent examiner for early allowance. After the grant of a patent, Hochan frequently continues to work with his clients to improve their patent portfolio by prosecuting continuation applications and filing additional related applications including continuation-in-part applications and reissue applications.
Hochan joined the firm in 2006 after a decade of patent practice in Seoul, Korea. Utilizing his unique experience practicing in the two countries, he often advises the firm’s US and international clients on their Korean patent prosecution and litigation issues. Before entering the patent practice, Hochan was a product development engineer; developing linear motors, hard disk drives, printer heads and VCRs at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and LG Electronics.
Franklin Pierce Law Center, M.S., Intellectual Property
Seoul National University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Korean Intellectual Property Office and the Patent Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Consumer Products & Services
Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology
Financial Services & Business Methods
Medical Devices & Procedures
Transportation & Vehicles
Global Portfolio Management
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
U.S. Patent Prosecution
- Korean Patent Attorneys Association
- Asian Patent Attorneys Association