Meet David Kim

David is a veteran professional in the area of patents in intellectual property (IP). His career has spanned experiences at the USPTO and the international corporate legal world, over a myriad of technologies.  

David Kim

About David Kim

IP Professional at Nieves IP

David is an IP Professional with Nieves IP, focusing on guiding clients in their patent needs domestically in the U.S. and in international jurisdictions around the world. Drawing from his comprehensive experience in both the private and public sectors, he enjoys simplifying complex legal and business situations into understandable strategic approaches for his clients.

Over 20 Years of Experience

David has over 20 years of experience in the world of patent law, including substantial work for clients and for the U.S. government. On the client side, he has been a patent agent for over 13 years, including over a decade at a large multinational corporate law firm in California. He has advised clients on a wide range of patent-related matters, including obtaining patents for clients, managing global patent portfolios, invalidating patents of his clients’ competitors, and assisting on complex corporate deals involving intellectual property.

On the government side, David was a patent examiner at the USPTO for about 7 years, where he examined hundreds of patent applications. His area of examination included optical communications, involving technologies like fiber optics, lasers, photoelectric devices, optical amplifiers, multiplex communications, and telecommunication networks.

David has handled hundreds of patent matters for clients in a wide variety of technical areas, including electrical, mechanical, and life science technologies. His electrical work has included smartphones, mobile phones, cameras, augmented reality/mixed reality/virtual reality headsets and controllers, electronic musical devices, storage area networks, memory modules, blockchain, distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, software, business methods, and user interfaces. His mechanical work has included automotive systems, consumer appliances, sealing systems, cinema and theater technology, and 3D systems. His life science work has included biological fluid testing systems, medical devices, and surgical devices.

  • United States and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Behind the scenes at the USPTO: Accounting for the Supervisory Patent Examiner (2011 July 14)

Princeton University B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering