Ee Ming Bahk is a Member of the firm. She began working at the firm as a summer intern in 2008 and joined the firm as an associate after graduating from law school in 2009. Ee Ming focuses her practice primarily on patent prosecution in a wide range of technologies, including various automotive technologies, medical devices, power tools, gas turbine engines, and optical devices. She has successfully briefed and argued numerous appeals before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and she has considerable experience assisting with litigation matters, including preparing pretrial motions and directing document production and other discovery related tasks.
Ee Ming counsels and supports clients in developing and managing their patent portfolios. In this regard, she regularly assists clients with infringement and validity opinions, due diligence and licensing. She also assists clients in obtaining and enforcing their trademarks rights.
Ee Ming has lectured and provided seminars about U.S. IP law and practice in Japan and China, and during the firm’s annual Intellectual Property Training Institute. During law school, Ee Ming spent a semester as a student clerk for Judge McAuliffe in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Before practicing as a lawyer, she worked at a power management technology company assisting with their semiconductor and integrated circuits patent portfolio.
Co-authored "Inhibition of Influenza Virus Matrix (M1) Protein Expression and Virus Replication by U6 Promoter-driven and Lentivirus - Mediated Delivery of siRNA." J Gen Virol 85 (2004), 1877-1884.
Franklin Pierce Law Center Educational Report: "Patent Landscape of Adenoviral Vector Vaccines for HIV," Michelle Windom, Bumrae Cho, Yu-Hui Sung, Tristan Carrier, Cyril Chan, Alex Ferre, Todd Pratt, Constance Rogers, and Ee Ming Yap; Fall 2008.