After graduation from the University of Washington, Mr. Park worked as an engineer for VisPro Corporation (formerly Tektronix-MLC Division, now Kyocera-America), where he developed various electronic packaging devices and multi-chip modules. His projects included building an all platinum metallization device for an implantable heart defibrillator and LTCC packages with over 100 layers of metallization for Unmanned Attack Vehicles.
During law school, Mr. Park clerked for SEH-America's (Shin Etsu) Intellectual Property Department and worked for a licensing team at Intel Corporation. After graduating, Mr. Park joined Staas & Halsey LLP where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technical areas. He also provided legal opinions and counseling to domestic and international clients.
Prior to NSIP, Mr. Park was a senior IP counsel for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., where he was responsible for overseeing prosecution of patent applications from the Digital Media Division of Samsung. He also provided invalidity and non-infringement opinions and conducted design-around studies for the Digital Media Division's products, such as optical media devices, camcorders, setup boxes, portable multimedia products, printers, computers, displays, digital televisions, and home appliances. In addition, Mr. Park helped develop intellectual property protection for the Digital Media Division's future technologies including advanced storage, wireless, and digital rights management technologies.
As in-house counsel for Samsung, Mr. Park also assisted in managing the Digital Media's global patent portfolios to procure essential patents covering industry standards, including DVD, Blu-ray Disc, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4. He also conducted technical meetings to resolve patent enforcement issues, negotiated, reviewed, and drafted a variety of agreements, and assisted with licensing-in and -out activities.
Mr. Park represented Samsung in the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a worldwide organization having members from major motion picture studios and electronics companies. He was a member of the BDA's Legal and Licensing Committee and he attended Board of Directors meetings where he advised a director of the BDA nominated by Samsung. Mr. Park also participated in MPEG LA's Blu-ray Disc Patent Holders meetings to license pool patents essential for the Blu-ray Disc standard.