Jihan Joo

Jihan Joo


Washington, DC

Main: 202-824-3000 Fax: 202-824-3001


Jihan practices patent prosecution and strategic patent counseling in the computer and electrical industries. Jihan has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications for Fortune 100 companies across a wide range of technologies including user interface, networking, storage, cloud computing, virtual machines, mobile communications, smartphones, smart TVs, cryptography, semiconductors, and teleconferencing.

Before entering into the practice of patent law, Jihan worked as a software engineer in the Semiconductor Division at Samsung Electronics in South Korea. As a software engineer, he helped write firmware for solid-state drive (SSD) controllers. While he was attending the George Washington University Law School, Jihan served as a staff member ‎on the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Journal and interned for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jihan speaks fluent Korean and served as one of the principal editors of a premier Korean-language intellectual property law blog, HelloIPLaw.com, to which he has contributed more than 25 IP-related articles and case analyses.

Jihan is a member of the Maryland Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Seoul National University
    2008, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • The George Washington University Law School
    2012, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • 2013, Maryland

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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