Professional Biography

Seyoung Cheon Associate

  • San Diego

    D +1.858.720.5700

    F +1.858.720.5799

    San Diego

    11452 El Camino Real, Suite 300

    San Diego, CA 92130-2080


  • Palo Alto

    T +1.650.838.4300

    F +1.650.838.4350

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212




Seyoung Cheon is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. Her patent practices cover all phases in patenting a technology, including evaluating R&D results for patentable subject matter, preparing and prosecuting patent applications before U.S. and foreign patent offices, handling post-issuance patent office procedures, and counseling clients on patent issues. She assists clients in patent due diligence projects, conducts patent validity assessment and infringement investigations, and participates patent trial projects. With academic training in electrical engineering, Seyoung handles patent issues in various technical fields, including electronics, semiconductors, mobile technologies, software, computer hardware, telecommunications, and medical devices.

Before becoming a lawyer, Seyoung was a patent agent with the firm for over three years. She also practiced as a Korean patent attorney at Korean law firms in Seoul for over nine years. During her practice in Korea, Seyoung handled patent filing matters, litigated opposition and invalidation proceedings before the Korean Intellectual Property Office, assisted in patent infringement actions before Korean courts, and prepared patentability, infringement, and validity opinions.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 - 2022



Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Korean Intellectual Property Office


  • USC Gould School of Law, LL.M., 2013
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2003


  • English
  • Korean