Hogene L Choi

Partner | Palo Alto

hchoi@mofo.com | (650) 813-6320 hchoi@mofo.com
(650) 813-6320
My goal is to partner with my clients to develop a sophisticated IP strategy that supports their business goals and evolves with the competition.

Hogene Choi works with clients at the forefront of the life sciences, healthcare, and technology industries on a range of intellectual property matters, focusing on patent prosecution, transactions, and counseling. 

Hogene develops and manages global patent portfolios for clients ranging from startups to large public companies. She works closely with her clients to understand their business objectives and develop strategies to protect and defend their intellectual property throughout the product life cycle. Her patent prosecution and transaction experience covers technologies related to machine learning and artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, blockchain, computer vision, cloud infrastructure and services, internet applications and server-side architecture, desktop applications and operating systems, graphics and audio/video, as well as semiconductors, medical devices, electronics, nanotechnology, and the mechanical arts.

She also has extensive due diligence experience and regularly advises clients on patent procurement transactions, licensing, and acquisitions. She provides counsel on patentability and freedom-to-operate issues as well as patent portfolio evaluations for business transactions. 

In addition to strategic patent counsel, Hogene has patent litigation experience in pre-trial investigation, discovery management, pleadings, motion practice, claim construction, invalidity analysis and settlement negotiations for cases filed in both U.S. district courts and at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Hogene is currently treasurer of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2020–2021) and a member of the Council of Korean Americans. She is also a current board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (2014–2021), and was president of the association from 2016–2017. 

Hogene was named one of the 2018 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal and is a “Leading Lawyer” for Patent Prosecution in The Legal 500 U.S. 2021. She was also recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 U.S. (2017–2020).

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, she was a partner at a leading global law firm, where she served as co-chair of the patent counseling & strategic portfolio development practice group. Hogene also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Charles R. Breyer in the Northern District of California. She received her B.A. in computer science from University of California, Berkeley.

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