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Raph Y. Kim

T: 202-434-1500 | F: 202-434-1501

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Raph Y. Kim


Raph Y. Kim is an attorney at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP. He specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technology areas, including electro-mechanics, electronics manufacturing, semiconductors, metallurgy, chemicals, pharmaceutical compounds, and biomaterials.

While at law school, Mr. Kim joined Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic.  There, as a “student attorney,” Mr. Kim worked with a few major non-profit organizations and other start-up business entrepreneurs on various patent, trademark, and copyright issues.  Mr. Kim also authored and submitted a comment on behalf of a client to the rule-making process of the USPTO on Patent Quality which was published on Berkeley Technology Law Journal at the U.C. Berkeley Law School.

While earning his chemical engineering degree, Mr. Kim conducted research at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital.  There, Mr. Kim designed and fabricated silicon chips for biomedical applications, including micro-fluidic chips controlling fluid momentums and concentration gradients in micro-scale and chips with various nano-scale patterns to control human stem cells.  Mr. Kim also gained extensive experience in optical imaging, molecular biology, biochemical assays, and micro/nano technology for biological applications.  His research work was published in major scientific journals, Biomaterials and Lab on a Chip. Due to his publication, Mr. Kim was named as one of the Researchers with Significant Scientific Findings by BRIC of Postech in Korea.

Prior to joining Staas & Halsey LLP, Mr. Kim worked for a major global chemical company where he handled various regulatory matters on chemical trading while traveling 20 countries.  He was also a technical consultant for an IP law firm in Alexandria, Virginia, and clerked at Kim and Chang, the largest law firm in South Korea.

Mr. Kim has a B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree (J.D.) from American University Washington College of Law. He is admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia, and currently working on a M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Kim’s publications include, first coauthor, “Spatial Control of Adult Stem Cell Fate Using Nanotopographic Cues,” Biomaterials, March, 2014, and coauthor, ““Simple Haptotactic Gradient Generation within a Triangular Microfluidic Channel,” Lab on a Chip, August, 2010.


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