A regulatory affairs professional and the holder of more than 30 patents, Tae-Woong Koo brings a background in science, technology, and regulatory affairs to his intellectual property practice. He is part of a team that counsels clients on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection issues. The group also advises companies on IP matters arising from franchising, advertising, the Internet and e-commerce, outsourcing, and managed services.
With an undergraduate degree in engineering, as well as an S.M. and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tae-Woong worked as a senior research scientist, product line manager, and regulatory affairs manager at Intel Corp. before becoming an attorney. There he published more than a dozen articles in the fields of optics, nanotechnology, material science, analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, and biotechnology. He obtained marketing clearance from medical device authorities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and EU countries. He also advised the company on product registration, regulatory compliance, adverse event monitoring and vigilance reporting, and import and export of medical devices.
Tae-Woong is fluent in Korean.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998, S.M.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001, Ph.D.
Santa Clara University School of Law, 2009, J.D.
Seoul National University, South Korea, 1996, B.S., With Honors and Advanced Standing
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Ranked, Silicon Valley 40 Under 40, Silicon Valley Business Journal (2014)
Ranked, Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2016, 2017)
Member, Sigma Xi, Honorary Research Society
Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition
Dean's Fellow (Full-Tuition, Merit-Based Scholarship), Santa Clara University
Recipient, Witkin Academic Excellence Award in Consumer Protection