McCarter & English today announced the addition of Harry Park as a partner in its Intellectual Property Practice Group in Washington, DC. Park brings more than 20 years’ experience working on patents and patent-related matters, and is especially skilled in advising on technically complex patents, with a significant portion of his work focused on advising South Korea’s major companies in regard to automobile technology, semiconductors, mobile communication devices, artificial intelligence, computer software, robotics, life sciences, and medical devices.
“We are delighted to welcome Harry to McCarter. His diverse IP background and clients in high-growth industries make him a natural fit for our IP team as we continue to expand our intellectual property practice in DC.”, said Jonathan Sparks, McCarter’s Intellectual Property Practice Group Chair. “Harry’s clients, many of which are deeply rooted in South Korea, rely on his proven US patent guidance, making him a strategic partner for Korean companies operating in the US.”
“McCarter & English has been able to build a strong IP practice, and combine it with the benefits of a full service firm, which is a formula perfectly suited for my clients’ needs”, said Park. “Its collegial feel and the depth of experience among its team members working across a variety of industries, including technology, medical devices, and life sciences, was a deciding factor for me in joining the firm.”
Park’s practice also includes representing businesses on unfair import actions arising under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 before the United States International Trade Commission. In addition, he counsels clients regarding patent and trademark prosecution matters and provides patent portfolio reviews, freedom to-operate analyses, and pre-litigation due diligence. Park regularly represents patent holders and patent challengers in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and also represents petitioners and respondents in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His work also includes advising clients on trade secret compliance, brand management, technology transactions, IP licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also advises clients in the medical device sector, building on three years he spent conducting research on pacemakers and biomedical signal processing while working for Medtronic.
Park received his JD from The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, his MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering/Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University and his BS in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. He is also a member of the International Association of Korean Lawyers.