Charles H. Suh is the managing partner of Finnegan’s Seoul office. He practices both utility and design patent litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Charles has served as lead counsel and participates in every aspect of district court and ITC litigation, and in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Charles’s experience includes formulating litigation and pre-litigation strategy, oral arguments, taking witness testimony at trial, taking and defending depositions, briefing, and day-to-day case management.
As a fluent Korean speaker, Charles focuses on IP matters involving Korean companies and is experienced in Korea-specific litigation tasks, including managing discovery of evidentiary material written in Korean and preparation of Korean-speaking witnesses for deposition and trial.
In addition, Charles has significant experience in patent portfolio management, preparing patentability, validity, and infringement opinions, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to technical areas, including semiconductor fabrication/packaging, electronics, computer hardware/software, and military tactical systems.
Charles was recognized as a top IP strategist in Intellectual Asset Management’s Strategy 300. Additionally, he has been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star” in South Korea. Charles frequently lectures in both English and Korean on a variety of patent litigation and prosecution topics before general and in-house audiences.
Charles served as an intelligence officer in the United States Army with the 10th Mountain Division and the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, where he served as a host country advisor to the commander of U.S. military intelligence in Korea and a liaison officer to the Republic of Korea Army. Tours of duty included combat deployment to Haiti and Korea.
- University of Washington School of Law J.D., 2001
- United States Military Academy, West Point B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1993
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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