Austin J. Kim

Senior Counsel

Austin J. Kim

Senior Counsel

Austin J. Kim is a senior counsel 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.


  • Korean (fluent)
  • Japanese (basic)
11 March 2024 Innovative Technology Insights

Takeaways From USPTO's AI-Assisted Invention Guidance

Pursuant to efforts by the federal government to develop artificial intelligence in a safe, secure and trustworthy manner, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued inventorship guidance for inventions developed with assistance of AI in February.
27 June 2023 Health Care Law Today

Protecting Innovations in SaMD & Biomedical Applications

With the ever-growing adaptation of software in all realms of health care, the market for software for medical devices is forecasted to grow 16.7% per year over the next decade and surpass $5 billion by 2032.
27 June 2023 Health Care Law Today

IP Contracting Considerations for Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)

Medical devices are increasingly integrating software, including AI models, which necessitates that stakeholders recognize the value of their IP.
15 May 2023 Health Care Law Today

Software as a Medical Device: Challenges Facing the Industry

We are excited to announce that this article is the first of a series addressing Software as a Medical Device and the issues that plague digital health companies, investors, clinicians and other organizations that utilize software and medical devices.
27 February 2023 Health Care Law Today

Health Care & Life Sciences Sector Top Trends for 2023

Foley is primed to strategically advise health care and life sciences companies through every step of their journey and all stages of their lifecycle.
11 August 2022 Blogs

Federal Circuit Rules Inventorship Must Be Natural Human Beings

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed that AI agents cannot be listed as an inventor on patents, dealing a blow to advocates and their multiyear campaign to have them recognized.