Fish & Richardson
Sangki Park isn’t just an IP attorney. He’s a bridge to clients abroad, in South Korea and elsewhere.
Park is from South Korea. He was studying engineering in college and planned to earn a degree, when friends studying for the patent bar told him about their work. “I thought that sounded good,” he said.
Park passed the Korean patent bar, then moved to the United States. After law school at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Park started his legal career at a Minneapolis IP boutique firm. He joined Fish & Richardson in 2018.
Park’s engineering background has been essential to his IP work. “It helps me understand their ideas and their technical application,” he said.
Park likes his work. You can tell by the numbers. As of July 2023, he had managed or supervised more than 500 patent prosecution matters for clients of all sizes since October 2022. One pro bono case involved a client who had an idea for a Braille machine with a display device. “I helped him to get a patent sooner so that they could get some kind of scholarship from other companies,” Park said.
Park has also helped larger clients, including a music streaming company. “I was part of the team to file 20 to 30 applications to cover the different aspects of the [company’s] product,” he said.
Park has handled litigations before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and District Courts, and prosecuted patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Park plans to deepen his involvement in national and international IP matters. “With my unique international background, understanding law and practice in America and South Korea, I want to be a bridge for Korean clients in the States, or vice versa,” he said.