Kenneth Cho

Kenneth K. Cho

Kenneth K. Cho is a partner at Santomassimo Davis LLP where he chairs the Intellectual Property Group and specializes in litigation and dispute resolution.  He has more than 30 years of experience in cross-border dispute resolution, intellectual property litigation and licensing commercial litigation, IP asset management, and valuation, and counseling matters.  

Ken has represented a diverse client base ranging from individuals and small business owners to large international companies handling matters that involve commercial disputes; intellectual property matters involving cryptocurrency exchanges, semiconductor and OLED manufacturing, telecommunications and mobile telephony, biomedical devices, optical disc storage technologies, and others; as well as counseling and acquisition of intellectual property rights.  

In addition to handling litigation and intellectual property matters in the United States, Ken’s experience is international in scope and spans Europe and the Far East.  Ken has worked overseas as a U.S. attorney at South Korea’s most prestigious law firm and spent about a decade working “in-house” in the Intellectual Property and Standards group of Philips Electronics and as a patent assertion attorney for AT&T Corp. specializing in offensive patent assertion and licensing matters.  

Intellectual Property Attorney

Ken has designed and implemented international intellectual property licensing programs for clients to withstand antitrust scrutiny by foreign and domestic regulators, prepared and executed global litigation strategies to leverage diverse legal systems to assist clients to realize their business objectives, defended clients against third party patent assertions while balancing exposure and risk, and advised clients on intellectual property asset identification and acquisition.  

Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals as one of the world’s leading patent professionals by IAM; Who’s Who Legal Patents; Managing Intellectual Property: Named as “IP Star”; and IAM Licensing 250 as one of the world’s leading patent and technology licensing practitioners, IAM.  

Kenneth Cho is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a former Chairman of the IP Practice in the Far East committee; a member of the Asia Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO); and a member of the Intellectual Association of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) where he served as the chairman of the Board of Directors and past President.  Ken also served on the Board of Directors for the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY).  Ken is a trained mediator through the New York State Office of Court Administration.

Bar Admissions   

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Korean