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Kenneth Korea


Ken joined Samsung in February 2011 as head of its newly created US IP Center (SV).  His responsibilities include IP Acquisition, IP Licensing and IP Litigation.  Ken began his career as an engineer before entering law practice.  Upon graduation from law school, Ken worked as a judicial law clerk to a federal judge and went on to work for US Attorney’s Office as a federal prosecutor on the criminal side.  After five years of government service, Ken entered private practice as a patent litigator and worked at several top tier law firms as a partner.  Over the years, Ken’s practice evolved from patent litigation into a diverse IP practice that includes IP counseling and mergers and acquisitions involving high-tech companies.  He was involved in many of the acquisition matters and some of the largest patent cross license agreements as a principal negotiator for Samsung. 

Ken received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, where he was on the editorial board for Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.  Ken currently serves on the advisory board for Academy of Music and Arts for Special Education (AMASE), a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley that teaches special needs children art and classical music.

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