Mandy H. Kim - Patent Trial Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Mandy H. Kim is a high-performing and zealous patent trial lawyer and litigator. She has extensive experience in managing complex, bet-the-company litigations across a wide range of technologies, including in the life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, computer hardware and software, and consumer electronics industries. Mandy has led teams in all stages of litigation from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeals. She has an impressive record in achieving favorable results for her clients in district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission.

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  • Successfully obtained a jury trial win in favor of Natera Inc. in a patent infringement case involving novel methods of preparing DNA/RNA. (Natera, Inc. v. ArcherDX, Inc. et al.)
  • Secured a trial win in favor of United Therapeutics Corporation on a patent relating to methods of treating pulmonary hypertension in which the US District Court for the District of Delaware found United Therapeutics’ patent infringed and valid.  (United Therapeutics Corp. v. Liquidia Techs., Inc.)
  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in a patent litigation involving novel pharmaceutical drugs for dry eye disease.  (Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. et al.)

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  • Legal 500 USA, Recommended Lawyer, 2022
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2023
  • Super Lawyers 2014 to 2019, Southern California Rising Stars
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Intellectual Property Survey, and for Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution—Intellectual Property
  • Witkin Award for Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution—Intellectual Property


  • Public Law Center, board of directors
  • Pepperdine Dean’s Council, member
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association, president-elect
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, Orange County regional governor
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, member
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2020 fellow
  • Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, former co-chair


Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, cum laude
University of California – Los Angeles, MS, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of California – Los Angeles, BS, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics


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