Andy N. Kim is a senior associate in the firm’s Electrical Patent Prosecution practice group. Mr. Kim has over a decade of engineering experience in the fields of integrated circuit design and communication systems.  He handles all aspects of patent prosecution and has expertise in infringement and validity opinions. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kim was a patent attorney in an Alexandria, Virginia IP law firm. He prepared and prosecuted patent applications with high technical complexity in various fields of art, including optical medium recording devices, wireless communication devices, encryption devices/methods, electrical devices at network systems, logic gates, transistors, physical layers levels, image processing and display devices, and power control devices. He also prepared appeal briefs, reissue applications, and assisted opinion works with in-depth analysis of prior art and products.

While attending law school, Mr. Kim gained experience as a patent agent in the IP practice group of a general practice law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He drafted responses to USPTO office actions and patent claims/specifications in various fields of art, evaluated the patentability of inventions, conducted patent infringement analysis, and assisted with trademark and copyright infringement litigations. He also interned for Mako Surgical Corporation, where he assisted in-house IP counsel. He evaluated the patentability of numerous inventions involved in Mako’s orthopedic surgical system, conducted prior art searches, drafted patent claims and specifications, and investigated/presented technical disclosure strategies for defensive disclosures.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kim was a senior technical staff member at Siemens Information Communication Mobile, where he developed mobile communication switching software products (UMTS, GPRS, GSM) for U.S. and world markets.  He also was an R & D senior staff member at Bell Northern Research/Northern Telecom, where he developed software for advanced intelligent network features, and wireless radio controller products for Canadian and U.S. markets.  Mr. Kim also worked as a research staff member at McGill University in the VLSI Design Lab, where he designed and simulated VLSI digital/analog circuits.


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D., cum laude)
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada (M.Eng.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Case Western Reserve University (B.S., with honors)
    • Electrical Engineering


  • Virginia
  • Florida
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)


  • Centre de Recherché Informaticque de Montreal (CRIM) scholarship (1989)
  • “Emerging Talent” award, Siemens Information Communication Mobile (2004)


  • Korean


  • Kim, N. and Agarwal, V.K., “Concurrent Error Detection Schemes for the Match Function,” Journal of Computer Systems Science & Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, January 1993, pp. 52-56.
  • Cova, N. Kim, M. Petroni, B. Zabawskij, “A Hopfield Neural Net Implementation for Discrete Fourier Transform Calculation,” Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Quebec, Sept. 1991.