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Y. Jae Kim

Y. Jae Kim

Managing partner

Y. Jae Kim is the managing partner of Kim IP.  With an extensive background in engineering and intellectual property law, Mr. Kim brings a wealth of experience and personal attention to the practice of law.  As a trusted advisor and counselor, Mr. Kim strives to bring excellence to the service of his clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent procurement, opinions, licensing and, if necessary, litigation.

In addition to being a consummate professional, dedicated to the practice of intellectual property law, Mr. Kim is an avid family man who enjoys the benefits of managing a law practice in suburban southern New Jersey.  Prior to joining Kim IP, Mr. Kim worked for major law firms, such as Darby & Darby, PC in New York City and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP in Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Kim spent over a decade working in the medical device industry as an engineer for companies, including Becton Dickinson & Co. and Stryker Corporation.

In addition to his dedication to the practice of law, Mr. Kim served on the Board of Directors for the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia, various committees for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, and was previously appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Camden County.


Mr. Kim has litigated patents involving technologies such as trading cards, high speed assembly processes, optical devices, and waste solidification processes, in addition to trademark and copyright cases.  Mr. Kim has also represented clients with respect to patent matters in a wide variety of technological arts/industries including drilling tools, orthopedic implants and instruments, medical devices, electromechanical devices, chemical components, plasma sterilization devices, food apparatuses and printed circuit boards.

  • Dealing with Challenging Clients,” Panelist – NJSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference, March 2014.
  • Nexus of IP and Everything Else in the Universe,” Moderator/Panelist – NAPABA Northeast Regional AABANY Fall Conference, September 2013.
  • Hot Topics In Intellectual Property Law in the U.S., China and India,” Moderator/Panelist – NAPABA Eastern Super Regional Conference, June 2012.
  • Diverse Trailblazers in the Legal Profession,” Moderator/Panelist – NJ State Bar Association Conference, May 2011.
  • Intellectual Property Issues at Trade Shows,” Information Display, July/August 2010.
  • Y. Jae Kim and Alan Nadel, “Willful Patent Infringement in View of In Re Seagate Technology, LLC” Intellectual Property Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 2009.
  • A.R.P. Renovation & Maintenance, LLC v. A.R.C. Improvements, LLC et al. (New Jersey District Court), represented plaintiff A.R.P. Renovation & Maintenance, LLC., trademark infringement
  • Beyond Cushions Corp. v. The TJX Companies, Inc. et al. (New Jersey District Court), represented plaintiff Beyond Cushions Corp., copyright infringement
  • Cosmetic Perfume Filling and Packaging, Inc. v. Le Papillon of New Jersey, Ltd. et al. (New Jersey District Court), represented plaintiff Cosmetic Perfume Filling and Packaging Inc., trade secret action
  • Hwang et al. v. Cafe Development Group NYC, LLC (Eastern District of PA)
  • Liberty Sport, Inc. et al. v. Alternative Eyewear, Inc. et. al. (New Jersey District Court)
  • Chia Yi Chin Jwu Enterprise Co., Ltd. v. Idea Nuova, Inc. et al. (Southern District of New York), represented defendant, Idea Nuova, Inc., patent infringement
  • Bethesda Family Services Foundation v. Bethesda Day Treatment Center (Middle District of PA), represented defendant Bethesda Day Treatment Center, copyright infringement
  • Tactical Solutions, LLC v. OFUS Corporation et al. (Colorado District Court), represented plaintiff, Tactical Solutions, LLC, patent infringement
  • Media Technologies v. Upper Deck et al. (Southern District of California), represented defendant, The Topps Company, patent infringement
  • Baxa Corporation v. ForHealth Technologies, Inc. (Middle District of Florida), represented defendant, ForHealth Technologies, Inc., patent infringement

Litigation (Patent & IP)

Patent Procurement

Trademark Procurement

Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Technology Licensing & Agreements

Opinion Work


New Jersey

New York


U.S. District Court, N.J.

U.S. District Court, E.D.Pa.

U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.

U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


J.D., Rutgers University

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University