Michael Kwon

Michael Kwon focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright and patent disputes as applied to a wide variety of technologies, including software disputes. Mr. Kwon enjoys probing deep into legal issues and connecting the law with the facts to create winning solutions for his client’s objectives. Mr. Kwon also prosecutes trademarks and works with the Firm’s network of foreign associates to procure counterpart foreign patent and trademark protection.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Kwon had extensive experience in designing and developing mission-critical software systems for satellite communications, telecommunications network error and fraud detection, and large-scale data center operation, as well as strategic financial systems for Wall Street firms, on a wide range of platforms, including the Cray supercomputer. He also served as the director of network engineering for a Fortune 200 company for seven years.

Mr. Kwon invented a high-security electronic door lock that was widely praised in the locksmith industry as a superb door lock “built like a tank.” His own experience as an inventor prosecuting a patent application helps him better understand his client’s perspective.

Mr. Kwon devotes much time to serving the community and has served on the boards of the local chapter of United Way, a regional hospital, a non-profit adult vocational school, and other cultural and educational organizations.

    • Washington
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
    – President, Dickinson Intellectual Property Law Society
    – Associate Editor, Jus Gentium Journal of International Legal History
    – CALI Awards in Patent Law and International Law
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, M.S.E. in Computer and Information Science
  • College of William and Mary, B.S. Computer Science with Minor in Physics
  • Co-Author, Manning’s Commentaries on the Law of Nations, with Professor William E. Butler, Jus Gentium Journal of International Legal History, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019
  • Author, The New USPTO Guidance on Patent Eligibility is Good News to Entrepreneurs, Dickinson Inside Entrepreneurship Law Blog, Jan. 2019
  • Author, Seminar paper on Cross-Border Legal Practice in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology, Globalization and the Legal Profession, April 2019
  • Author, Seminar paper on Technology Assisted Review (TAR): A Strategy for Successful Litigation, Electronic Evidence, Dec. 2019
  • Presenter, Workplace Privacy & Employee Consent, Cumberland County Inn of Court CLE, Feb. 2019