Jaime Choi is an intellectual property partner of our San Diego office and co-chair of the life sciences and medical technology industry group. Her 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 has 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, the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) at UCI Beall Applied Innovation, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, and the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, providing innovators with essential information on intellectual property needs. Jaime is a member of Biocom California, and was previously involved with 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.