Hojung Cho Ph.D.
Hojung Cho focuses her practice on patent prosecution, strategic counseling, and litigation primarily in the mechanical, chemical, and biotechnology areas. Dr. Cho has extensive experience in preparing new patent applications, prosecuting U.S. and foreign applications, and representing applicants in appeals and reexamination proceedings. She also counsels clients in managing patent portfolios; provides patentability, enforceability, and infringement opinions; and performs due diligence for intellectual property asset transactions. Her litigation experience includes fact discovery and development of non-infringement and invalidity positions.
Dr. Cho's practice spans a wide range of technologies, including fuel cells, biofuels, metallurgical arts, catalyst technologies, diagnostic and detection systems, biomaterials, optical imaging, and medical devices. Dr. Cho works with clients ranging from early-stage companies to large multinational companies.
During her doctoral training, Dr. Cho acquired broad experience in optical imaging, molecular biology, biochemical assays, micro/nano technology for biological applications, and biomedical device developments. Dr. Cho's dissertation research focused on studying collective behavior of bacteria in controlled microenvironments using microfluidic devices. Its significance for investigating biofilm formation and infectious diseases was highlighted in numerous press reports including Nature, Nature Reviews Microbiology, and MSNBC. While earning her bachelor's degree at Seoul National University, she conducted research on developing novel bacterial enzyme systems.
- Coauthor. "Self-Organization in High-Density Bacterial Colonies: Efficient Crowd Control," PLoS Biology, 2007.
- Coauthor. "A Microfluidic Chemostat for Experiments with Bacterial and Yeast Cells," Nature Methods, 2005.
- Coauthor. "Simultaneous Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure (S)-Amino Acids and (R)-Amines Using α/ω-Aminotransferas
- Coupling Reactions with Two-liquid Phase Reaction System," Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 2003.
- Coauthor. "Simultaneous Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure (S)-Amino Acids and (R)-Amines Using Coupled Transaminase rReactions," Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2003.