Kevin Kwon applies his scientific background to distill complex concepts and provide practical legal guidance for clients with all types of intellectual property matters, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, DMCA, and trade secret issues. He represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, electronics, and other technology companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kwon was a law clerk for the Honorable Janis L. Sammartino of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He was also a judicial extern for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Mr. Kwon has deep connections to the San Diego community and serves on the board of directors of the Pacific Arts Movement, which hosts the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival. He also serves on the board of directors for the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego.
Mr. Kwon received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, he served as lead articles editor and symposium coordinator for the San Diego Law Review, and he also competed nationally on the Appellate Moot Court Board. Mr. Kwon received his B.S. in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego.
Mr. Kwon has demonstrated a passion for pro bono service and diversity in the legal profession. He is a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award from the California State Bar for his pro bono contributions and has also been recognized by Casa Cornelia, which honored him with its La Mancha Award for pro bono service in 2015.
Mr. Kwon is fluent in Korean.
Barry v. DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., et al (E.D. Pa.) Representing DePuy in patent litigation involving surgical devices and techniques for the treatment of spinal deformities.
Synopsys, Inc. v. Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., et al. (N.D. Cal.) Defending Ubiquiti Networks in a Digital Millennium Copyright Act case involving electronic design automation software.
One World Foods, Inc. v. Stubb’s Austin Restaurant Company LC, et al. (W.D. Tex.)Represented One World Foods in a trademark infringement case against Stubb’s Austin Restaurant regarding the unlicensed use of STUBB’S for restaurants and music venues. The case settled on favorable terms and resulted in a stipulated permanent injunction.
Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)Successfully defended Uber against far-reaching preliminary injunction motion. Obtained favorable settlement after four days of jury trial.
DNA Genotek v. Ancestry.com DNA (D. Del.)Represented DNA Genotek in litigation asserting patent involving DNA sample collection devices. Obtained favorable settlement.
Confidential Smartphone Service Plan LitigationSuccessfully defeated putative class action relating to smartphone service plan.
Confidential Technology Company LitigationRepresented software and data provider in defense of contract, tort, and statutory claims.
Confidential Medical Device LitigationRepresented medical device company in pursuing contract, trade secret, and tort claims.
Videogame Software Patent Cases (Multiple Venues) Represented one or more defendants in multi-party software patent cases brought against makers and distributors of electronic entertainment products, including Virtual Gaming Tech. Inc. v. DraftKings, et al. (E.D. Tex. 2016); Babbage Holdings, LLC v. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2015); McRO Inc. v. Namco Bandai, et al. (Fed. Cir.); and Multiplayer Network Innovations, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex. 2015).
SRRN Games, LLC v. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (E.D. Va.)Represented Konami in breach of contract action.
Philippe Charriol International Limited v. A’lor International Limited (S.D. Cal.)Represented jewelry company in pursuing trademark infringement and breach of contract claims against manufacturer. Obtained favorable settlement.
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