Founding Partner - Barta Jones & Foley PC
David S. Kim is an intellectual property attorney at Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP. Working closely with inventors, David counsels clients through various phases of product design and development on issues including patentability, freedom-to-operate, patent infringement, patent validity and foreign patent rights to ensure strategic protection of their products and services. David practices in a broad range of technologies including computer-based inventions, business methods, communication systems, aerospace components, automotive components, and medical devices. David is also an Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Southwestern Illinois College.
Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, David worked for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a patent examiner in the e-commerce art unit and as an intellectual property research specialist in the Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement. In the latter role, David provided technical assistance and training on intellectual property issues including best practices in identifying, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property rights.
David holds a J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law and a B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. David currently serves as the Central Regional Governor for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students that represents the interests of approximately 40,000 APA attorneys and over 60 state and local APA bar associations.