Austin J. Kim



Austin J. Kim is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Electronics Practice as well as a member of the Automotive and Technology Industry Teams.

Austin counsels clients in strategic patent portfolio development through various stages in procurement and across multiple jurisdictions. He has prepared and prosecuted applications in the electric vehicle space including fuel cells, autonomous driving, and remote controls. He also has experience in telecommunications, virtualization, cloud computing, web applications, and biomedical devices.

During law school, Austin served as a summer associate at Foley in 2013. Prior to joining Foley, he was a summer clerk in the intellectual property group at a large and prominent Korean law firm.


Austin earned his law degree from Boston College Law School (J.D., 2014), where he was vice president of the Intellectual Property & Technology Forum and senior note editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Review. He obtained his master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S., 2011; B.S., with honors, 2009). He was a member of Tau Beta Pi (national engineering honor society) and Eta Kappa Nu (national electrical engineering honor society) and served in various leadership positions for both societies.

His graduate-level studies focused on communications, digital signal processing, and natural language processing. In addition, Austin conducted research on human speech recognition at the University of Illinois’ Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology.


Austin is registered to practice as a patent agent before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.


Austin is fluent in Korean and can read Japanese.