Justin I. King

Practice Areas Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation
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Justin I. King is a registered patent attorney and oversees our international patent division WPAT located near the USPTO in Alexandria, VA. Mr. King is a member of Maryland Bar and the United States Court of Federal Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), and also a registered practitioner in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. King’s areas of works concentrate on the prosecution before the USPTO, litigation counseling, and opinions regarding infringement dispute, particularly in evaluating the patent invalidity and the scope of claimed limitations.

Prior to joining Ardent, Mr. King was employed at the USPTO Technology Group 2100 (computer software, hardware and information security) as a patent examiner for nearly five years. Mr. King has examined hundreds of applications relating to bus protocol, interrupt, and I/O control; and Mr. King has received numerous favorable decisions from the Board of Patent Appeal and Interference. Mr. King also has an extensive on-hand experience on the computer technologies. Prior to the USPTO, Mr. King was a senior engineer for implementing computer infrastructure and integrating computer systems in the private sector for eight years. 

Mr. King had designed and implemented various communication systems for the AT&T, MCI, U.S. Navy, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In addition, Mr. King also had chaired an e-commerce project to support on-line secured commercial transactions. With the Ardent Northern Virginia office conveniently located right next to the USPTO campus, Mr. King has a direct access to USPTO for conducting personal interviews with patent examiners on behalf of the Firm’s clients. Both Mr. King’s prior examining experience and technical expertise are tremendously invaluable to the clients in these interview proceedings. The information obtained from these personal interviews enables the Firm’s clients to verify or to identify the obstacles in the pending application, and thus the prosecution process can be expedited accordingly. 

To resolve any alleged patent infringement, Mr. King provides an initial patent invalidity and claim scope analysis. Mr. King analyzes the patent in dispute regarding its potential invalidity and the scope of the claimed limitation based on both the prosecution history and the judicial decision. The result of such analysis enables the clients to determine the next course of the actions in defending their best interest with the minimum economical impact on their daily operations. Mr. King’s patent invalidity and claim scope analysis also assist clients to determine the strength of their existing patents and possibly to enforce their intellectual property interest by licensing agreement or injunctions.

Education University of Maryland (B.S.); Columbia School of Law (J.D.)

Admissions Mr. King is admitted to practice in the highest courts of Maryland. Mr. King is also a member of the U.S. Patent Bar.

Memberships American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
Maryland State Bar Association

Additional Languages Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese