Kenneth Han’s patent practice covers numerous technology areas, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Computer Software, Blockchain, Security, and Data Science. He has helped clients with all aspects of patent prosecution and litigation.
Fluent in Korean and Japanese, his experience includes working for one of the largest conglomerates in South Korea as corporate counsel in business sectors such as aerospace, chemicals, renewable energy, construction, trading, and financial service and advising its largest affiliate in Japan on various IP matters. He was responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts for large-scale transactions, mergers, acquisitions, finances, and joint venture formation, and advising senior management in the U.S, Japan, China, and the EU on arbitration and litigation matters. His duty also included working with R&D to analyze freedom to operate and managing patent portfolios and patent infringement cases.
Prior to joining Lerner David, Ken worked at IBM, working with engineers to draft and prosecute patent applications in a wide variety of areas. Ken also worked for IBM’s IT infrastructure services spinoff, Kyndryl, where he was responsible for strategically planning and managing large numbers of patent portfolios, providing legal support on various IP issues, and managing outside counsel.
Ken earned his B.S. in Biology at Stony Brook University (SUNY), his M.S. in Computer Science (Big Data Systems) at Arizona State University, and his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admitted in New York and New Jersey.