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Alex Kim protects companies’ innovations and secrets by developing strategic company policies and programs. He also protects companies’ inventions by acquiring patents and the associated monopoly rights for the companies.

Alex has wide-ranging experience in prosecuting patent applications in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Alex knows how to strategize domestic and international intellectual property rights so that the companies can be positioned to reach their business goals.

Alex has a background in physics, chemistry, biophysics, computational biology, and physiology. He has deep knowledge across a broad range of technologies and industries, including space vehicles, robots, optics and lenses, blockchain, construction, automotive, heavy industrial machines, chemicals, biomedical devices, diagnostic methods, displays, e-commerce, HVAC systems and controls, network systems, communication systems, energy storages, and alternative energies.


  • Legal areas
    • Patent prosecution and appeals
    • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practice and procedures
    • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) practice and procedures
    • International and domestic patent strategies
    • Patent portfolio management
    • Patent opinions
    • Invention mining
    • Design patents
  • Technical areas
    • Spaceship thrusters
    • Construction and engineering
    • Metal extraction processes
    • Games
    • Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
    • Blockchains
    • E-commerce and user interfaces
    • Communications and control systems
    • Optics and lenses
    • Biomedical and surgical devices
    • Nanotechnology and biochips
    • Refrigeration and HVAC (systems and controls)
    • Solar energy
    • Fuel cells and batteries
    • Display device and mobile device components
    • Automotive and transportation
    • Foods, pharmaceuticals, supplements, and nutrition technology
    • Computer hardware and software
    • Designs
    • Augmented reality and virtual reality
    • Robotics


Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, International Association of Korean Lawyers, Service Appreciation Award, 2023
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Prosecution, 2020-2024
  • Listed, Minnesota Monthly, "Top Lawyers in Minnesota," 2023
  • Recipient, Hennepin County Bar Association Excellence Awards, "Mentoring in the Profession," 2021
  • Recipient, Diversity & Inclusion Award, Minnesota Lawyer, 2020
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Trademark Law, 2020
  • Recipient, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Leadership Award, 2013 and 2023
  • Member, International Association of Korean Lawyers, 2010-Present
    • President, 2019-2021
    • President-Elect, 2019
    • Board of Directors, 2017-2023
    • Vice President, 2017-2019
    • Chair, Technology & Membership, 2014-2019
    • Regional Governor, 2013-2017
  • Founder and Member, Korean American Bar Association of Minnesota, 2015-Present
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
    • Co-Chair, The 1st Annual NAPABA Central Region Convention, 2008
  • Member, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association 2003-Present
    • Advisory Board Member, 2013-Present
    • Executive Board Member, 2009-2013
    • President, 2008-2009
  • Member, Korean Americans for Political Action, 2020-Present
    • Advisory Board Member, 2020-Present
  • Member, Patent Diversity Advisory Group, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Member, Life and the Law Committee, 2007-2008
  • Member, Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, William Mitchell College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2010-2017
  • Member, Phi Lambda Upsilon, The National Honorary Chemical Society


  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • B.S., Physics, University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Korean