Jinchul Hong

“I enjoy applying my extensive engineering background on a daily basis, as a patent professional, by helping our clients.”

Jinchul is a patent professional at AMPACC, representing clients on a broad range of complex technologies. He has drafted a number of new applications relating to analog and digital circuits, power systems, and semiconductor manufacturing process. Jinchul has also prepared hundreds of responses connected to electric circuits, display devices, image processing, internet-related software, communication systems, optical devices, new materials, renewable energy systems, automotive parts, and ship components.

Jinchul’s broad knowledge and experience with complex technologies enable effective counseling and representation in emerging technologies.  Some examples include a smart-car system including automotive electromechanical components, the Internet of Things (IoT), and exploit integrated technologies. Thus, Jinchul can understand innovative emerging technologies, broadly and deeply, based on his deep and broad engineering background in various technological fields.

Before becoming a patent professional, Jinchul’s extensive professional experience as a research engineer includes display technology, optics, and material science. At that time, Jinchul participated in developing mass production of new generation liquid crystal display (LCD) substrate glass.  In particular, he studied technical publications of competitors including patents to identify potentially differentiating aspects of the developing products from other competitive products. He realized the importance of having a strong patent portfolio to ensure the legal protection of the developed technology.  This positive experience inspired his professional journey into the exciting field of patent law.

During his undergraduate study at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and graduate study at MIT, Jinchul mastered various courses including computer programming, conventional and renewable energy systems, electrical circuits, micro-electro-mechanical system devices, and semiconductor manufacturing processes, among others.During his study at the University of Washington School of Law (UWSL), Jinchul was a member of Technology Law Society and graduated with a concentration in Intellectual Property.

Jinchul was awarded the Excellent Knowledge Worker Award for his contribution in creating new manufacturing processes and for efficiently communicating the improved processes with other engineers.

In his free time, he reads novels, poems, and essays to explore a world different from technology and law.  His favorite writers are Leo Tolstoy and Young-hee Chang (a Korean writer).


Focus Areas
  • Patent Procurement
  • Patent Evaluation
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, M.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • State Bar of New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (granted limited recognition under 37 CFR §11.9(b) to practice in patent matters)