Grace E. Kim* is an associate in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution practice group, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients in a wide range of technical areas, including biotechnology, catalysis, chemical separation processes, cosmetics, dyes, glass products, imaging devices, light-emitting materials, metallurgy, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, plastics, polymers, and semiconductors. Ms. Kim also advocates before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board both in briefs and in oral hearings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kim was a junior chemist at Enzo Life Sciences synthesizing and purifying organic small molecule compounds and modified nucleotides. Ms. Kim carried out extensive quality control on chemical products, including method development and optimization of drug candidates, drug metabolites, enzyme inhibitors, natural products, receptor ligands, lipids and fatty acids. Furthermore, she was involved in the marketing and development of product lines, creating certificates of analysis and initiating a project for evaluating and re-defining product specifications.

During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Kim synthesized molecules related to organic and medicinal chemistry as a research intern. She assisted in developing new strategies and tactics for the synthesis of organic molecules using commercially available chemicals.


  • George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
  • Loyola University Maryland (B.S.)
    • Chemistry


*Not yet admitted to practice in any jurisdiction.  Working under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney.”


Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society


  • Korean