Peter Kang joins Baker Botts as partner, co-chair of Korea IP practice

16 September 2020

Peter Kang joins Baker Botts as partner, co-chair of Korea IP practice

Peter Kang has joined Baker Botts, the international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, as a partner in its intellectual property department and as co-chair of its South Korea-based IP practice.

Kang, who is based in Palo Alto, California, is a first chair patent and IP trial lawyer, having tried dozens of bench and jury trials during his career. In addition to trials in district courts and hearings at the International Trade Commission, he also represents clients before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. He advises in all areas of intellectual property law for clients that range from Silicon Valley startups to multinational electronics manufacturers, especially from Asia.

“Pete’s impressive patent and IP trial experience will help us even further in meeting the increasing demands of our technology clients globally,” said Baker Botts managing partner John Martin. “Pete has strong relationships with a range of technology clients and will add to our world-class capabilities in IP, trial and technology, which are a few of our premier specialties.”

Kang joins Baker Botts from Sidley Austin, where he served as a first-chair IP trial lawyer for 17 years, representing a range of clients in the technology sector. He was also the IP lead for that firm’s Korea practice and currently serves as president of the International Association of Korean Lawyers Charitable Foundation.

Kang’s arrival comes less than a month after another lateral IP partner joined Baker Botts. In August, Christopher Palermo, founding and named partner of San Jose-based IP boutique Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham, joined the firm’s Palo Alto office.

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