Irene Hwang is an associate who focuses her practice on patent litigation. She has a broad range of experience supporting litigation matters in U.S. District Court, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Irene’s experience includes drafting claim construction briefs, responses to inter partes review petitions, and appellate briefs to the CAFC. She has performed legal research and analysis on issues in contract law, antitrust law, and civil procedure, in addition to patent law. She has worked on patents in the solar cell, lithium-ion battery, semiconductor, circuit board, medical technology, and signal processing fields, among others. During law school, Irene was the Federal Circuit Panel Writer for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

Outside of her patent practice, she devotes her time to immigration- and human rights-related legal advocacy, and has worked with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services and Physicians for Human Rights. Irene has spent years working with an educational center in rural Mexico and regularly visits, which has allowed her to pick up her fluent Spanish.

*Admitted only in California. Not admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. Work conducted in Washington, D.C., is directly supervised by a member of the D.C. bar or is limited to federal courts or agencies listed below or otherwise authorized by law.

Pro bono activities

  • Irene has a robust pro bono practice in the asylum law field, representing asylum seekers in immigration court as well as in appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals.