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Kim Leung

Kim Leung is an associate in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Her practice focuses on patents with a primary focus on post-grant proceedings, which led to her being named one of the “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials” by the PTAB Bar Association and one of the “Top 30 PTAB Practitioners” by Managing Intellectual Property in 2019.  Kim also has experience in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent strategic counseling, patentability analysis, and intellectual property portfolio management.

Kim’s technical experience spans a variety of areas, including semiconductor devices and manufacturing, solid-state devices and manufacturing, data processing hardware and software, computer graphics and image processing, audio signal processing, speech signal processing, information security, digital communications, telecommunications, mobile and internet technologies, geographical information systems, error detection and correction, graphical user interfaces, medical devices, battery technologies, thermal management, process management, power management, MEMS devices and fabrication, electronic circuits and systems, information storage, retrieval, and presentation, optical devices, and food and beverage products.

Prior to joining the firm, she was a legal extern for the office of general counsel at the University of Nevada, and a legal extern for the Honorable Michael L. Douglas of the Supreme Court of Nevada.  Her previous engineering experience includes work as a hardware engineer for Information Systems Laboratories of San Diego, California.  Her engineering experience involved mixed-signal systems, electromagnetic sensor systems, data acquisition systems, wireless communication systems, and signal processing systems for medical devices and electromagnetic field detection devices, and fast-time analysis systems for full spectrum acoustic processing and display of recorded acoustic signals.​


J.D., University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law 2009
President/Co-founder, Intellectual Property Law Society, 2008-2009
cum laude

M.S., San Diego State University 2006
Electrical Engineering

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles 2003
Electrical Engineering


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • California 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

  • PTAB Bar Association


  • Named to the “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials” by the PTAB Bar Association (2019)
  • Named to the “Top 30 PTAB Practitioners” by Managing Intellectual Property (2019-2020)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Ethical Issues at the PTAB,” Presenter, Fish Post-Grant Webinar (November 6, 2019)
  • “Episode #12: PTAB’s Newly Issued Claims Construction Rule,” Fish Post-Grant Radio Podcast (October 19, 2018)
  • “Practical Patent Foreign Filing Tips,” The Intellectual Property Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (April 26, 2018)

Media Mentions

  • Mentioned, “PTAB Says Google Not A Party In Samsung Patent Challenges,” Law360 (December 6, 2018)
  • Mentioned, “Nikon Loses PTAB Challenges To Digital Camera Patents,” Law360 (June 6, 2018)
  • Mentioned, “Google, Samsung Get Graphics Patents Axed in AIA Review,” Law360 (June 17, 2015)
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