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Irene Hwang focuses her practice on patent litigation. She has a broad range of experience supporting litigation matters in district court, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

About Irene

Irene’s experience includes drafting various motions and briefs, including claim construction briefs, responses to inter partes review petitions, and appellate briefs to the Federal Circuit. Irene has assessed and developed infringement and validity positions, both in pre-suit diligence and during the course of litigation. She has performed legal research and analysis on various issues in contract law, antitrust law, civil procedure, administrative law, and patent law.  Irene has worked on patents in the solar cell, lithium-ion battery, semiconductor, circuit board, medical devices, software, 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, Irene 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 continues 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.

*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.

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Education

J.D., Harvard Law School (2021)


B.S. cum laude, Materials Science & Nanoengineering, Rice University (2018)

Admissions
  • California 2022
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
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