JK joined Sand & Sebolt as a patent agent in 2015. JK’s practice focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to mechanical and electro-mechanical designs. JK has a strong ability to recognize complex devices and their distinctions over the prior art. In doing so, he is able to greatly assist Sand & Sebolt clients in an attempt to maximize their protectable subject matter.
Originally, from Seoul, South Korea, JK studied mechanical engineering at Purdue University. There, he earned his B.S. and M.S. and focused his thesis on pulsed laser micromachining of thin film for microsensor development. After completing his studies he returned home to Seoul to work for the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (“KIST’).
At KIST, he designed and fabricated micro actuators for ionic polymer metal composites, micro actuators for electrochemical polymerization of polypyrrole, and micro actuators for cell based cardiac muscle micro robots.
JK returned to the United States and earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Law. He is fluent in both English and Korean (native).