C. Wook Pak, Ph.D., Esq.

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Education: Dr. Pak received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University in 1995; worked as a research associate in the Department of Surgery/Oncology at UCLA; and earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside in 2003, where he investigated and published articles regarding the mechanism of resistance to NMDA receptor-mediated excitotoxicity in the rat supraoptic nucleus in vitro.

Dr. Pak received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2006, where he received the First Honors Award in Copyright Law.

Experience: Dr. Pak is currently the Chair of the Patent Prosecution Department at Cislo & Thomas. He is experienced in all aspects of Intellectual Property procurement and enforcement, including the preparation and filing of U.S. and International patent applications in a variety of technological areas, such as mechanical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, alternative energy, and business methods. Dr. Pak is also experienced in the preparation and filing of inter partes and ex partes reexaminations, and preparing legal opinions regarding patentability, patent validity, patent infringement, and freedom to operate.

Dr. Pak has litigated intellectual property cases involving allegations of both patent and trademark infringement and has also successfully negotiated settlements and licensing agreements.

Prior to joining Cislo & Thomas, Dr. Pak worked as a patent intern at Allergan, Inc., and served as a certified law clerk in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Admissions: Dr. Pak is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the California Supreme Court, the Central District of California, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Legal Publications:
Patents & Trade Secrets (Chapter 2) of Internet Law and Practice in California (California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) 2019)
Improving the Compact Prosecution Model Through a Count Deduction System (Berkeley Technology Law Journal 2016)

Speaking Engagements:

Dispelling Inventors’ Myths and Misconceptions About Patents Med Tech Monday 2020
Dispelling Inventors’ Myths and Misconceptions About Patents Med Tech Marketing Summit 2019
Patentable Subject Matter Provisors Cannabis Affinity Group 2017
Physiology and Pharmacology of Cannabinoids Provisors Cannabis Affinity Group 2017
Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics – Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement Second Annual Supreme Court Review for Provisors Lawyers and Legal Professionals Affinity Group 2016
Accelerating Examination of Patent Applications US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship 2012

Personal Interests: Dr. Pak enjoys spending time and traveling with his family. He also enjoys martial arts, basketball, and skiing and completed the Los Angeles Marathon in 2001.

Contact: [email protected]