Jaime Choi is an intellectual property partner of our San Diego office whose practice focuses on patenting complex, interdisciplinary technologies and building strategic patent portfolios, with an emphasis on evaluating and mitigating risk from third-party patents. She advises clients in a variety of market sectors, including bioinformatics, medical devices, robotics, microfluidics, semiconductor fabrication, digital signal processing, photonics, advanced imaging, and fabrication of complex materials and devices that use them. Jaime also has deep experience in disputes, including litigation, arbitration, licensing, and trade secrets.
Jaime draws upon her extensive experience gained in her previous roles at international law firms in the United States and United Kingdom to better advise her clients. She established strategic global patent portfolios and supported disputes for a variety of clients and technologies, from genomic sequencing to smartphones to blood glucose monitors and inorganic materials. She also drafted applications for direct filing in the European Patent Office; prosecuted European, U.S. and international patent applications; performed freedom-to-operate and infringement analyses of third-party patents in numerous technical fields; and advised on U.S. contractual issues.
Within the start-up community, Jaime has been involved in the University of San Diego and the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, providing innovators with essential information on intellectual property needs. Jaime also has been active in the MIT Enterprise Forum (San Diego) and Athena, a premier women's advocacy organization that fast tracks women in STEM through leadership development. She is licensed to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., Physical Chemistry)
Rice University (B.A., Chemistry)
The eForum (formerly MIT Enterprise Forum), Member
“Patent Law Basics in the Physical Sciences,” Presenter, University of Southern California Stevens Center for Innovation (October 27, 2021)
“IP For Entrepreneurs,” Speaker, University of San Diego (2020)
“IP For Entrepreneurs,” Speaker, Zahn Innovation Center (2020)
“Extending Your Medical Device Patent,” Speaker, MedTech Strategist (2020)
“Responding to U.S. Obviousness Rejections,” Speaker, Cambridge, U.K. (2019)
“STRONGER Patents Act Being Introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives,” Co-Author, PTAB Litigation Blog (March 22, 2018)
“The PTAB Chats Designs: And Now, for Something Completely Different,” Co-Author, PTAB Litigation Blog (February 6, 2018)
“Federal Circuit Overturns PTAB Fact-Finding Regarding Conception of Invention,” Co-Author, PTAB Litigation Blog (October 9, 2017)
“PTAB Terminates IPR Just Under the Statutory Wire,” Co-Author, PTAB Litigation Blog (July 21, 2017)
“District Court deference to PTAB regarding priority claim? Not necessarily.” Co-Author, PTAB Litigation Blog (June 9, 2017)
“IP Year in Review.” Speaker, San Diego, California (2017)
“Continuously Keeping your IPR Ducks in a Row: Sanctions for Failing to Update the PTAB on Changes in Real Parties of Interest,” Author, PTAB Litigation Blog (December 17, 2016)
“Inventions Made With Federal Funds: What Patent Prosecutors, Licensing Attorneys, and Litigators Should Know,” Speaker, San Diego, California (2016)
“Design Patents Awakening From Their Beauty Sleep: An EU and US Overview,” Speaker, San Diego, California (2015)
“USPTO Final Rules for Implementation of Patent Law Treaty,” Speaker, San Diego, California (2013)
“Narrow-Band Acoustic Attenuation Measurements in Vitreous Silica at Frequencies Between 20 and 400 GHz,” Co-Author, AIP Applied Physics Letters (May 26, 2011)
“Characterization of Materials With Optically Shaped Acoustic Waveforms,” Co-Author (June 17, 2008)