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.

Ms. Kim communicates with clients on their technological and business objectives, and focuses on counseling clients on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and the management of their respective worldwide patent portfolios. She also has experience in due diligence and patentability, validity, and non-infringement opinions.

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 performed 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 and evaluating and re-defining product specifications.

During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Kim was a research intern working on the development of new strategies for the synthesis of organic molecules related to organic and medicinal chemistry.


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


  • Virginia


  • Korean

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society