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Hyojeong  Son
"I am always excited to learn new technologies before they are disclosed to the world. It is a great pleasure to work with inventors and protect their inventions."

Hyojeong SonAssociate

120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
312.577.7007 fax
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J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2022, cum laudeLL.M., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2019
B.E., Electrical and Electronics, The Cyber University of Korea, 2022Bachelor of Materials Science & Engineering, Seoul National University, 2012


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Hyojeong Son focuses her practice on U.S. and international utility patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate, IP-related due diligence, and idea development with inventors. She also supports litigation teams through research and document preparation. Hyojeong works with start-up to global high-tech companies. Some of the various technologies she has worked with are semiconductors, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, food science, and architecture.

Before joining Fitch Even, Hyojeong was a patent attorney in Korea where she worked with in-house counsel and inventors of a top Fortune 500 company, conducted IPR and ex parte trials before the Korean IP Office Trial Board, and prosecuted patent applications.

Hyojeong relies on her experience and undergraduate degrees in Material Science Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering to provide her with a clear understanding of clients’ specific technologies.

Prepares and prosecutes utility applications directed to various technologies for a global food company and large technology companies.

Prepares and prosecutes utility applications directed to retail for a global retail company.

Recommends and directs prosecution responses to foreign associates in China, Japan, and Europe.

Analyzed prior art references for freedom to operate opinion for a global food company.

Reviewed and classified the collective search results regarding artificial intelligence used in irrigation control systems.

Analyzed patent infringement regarding social networking platforms and mobile devices.

Prepared and prosecuted utility applications regarding electronic components for a global high-tech company.

Prepared and prosecuted design applications directed to GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) for a global software company.


  • “Request for a Re-Examination (“RRE”) Practice in South Korea: A Proposal to Make RRE Fair and Efficient,” J. Pat. & Trademark Office Society, vol. 101, no. 3, June 2021.
  • Korean Patent Attorney Association (KPAA) 

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