S.H. Michael Kim

Michael Kim

S.H. Michael Kim

Of Counsel
Michael is a seasoned trial lawyer making complex technology simple.

With over twenty years of experience in patent and trade secret litigation, Michael has been successful at trial with the presentation of evidence on complex technology in simple ways for a jury or court to understand. Michael has spearheaded winning litigation and trial strategies on two patent jury cases in district court and five International Trade Commission (ITC) proceedings on technology ranging from touchpads, ethernet and power controller chips, to sintered rare earth magnets, leading to beneficial results for the client.  Michael was lead counsel on two Inter-Partes Review (IPR) proceedings involving high power magnets, as well as counsel successfully defending over thirty IPR proceedings on cybersecurity technology.

Prior to joining Folio Law Group, Michael, among other things, was an IP litigation partner at Alston & Bird LLP, and held in-house counsel positions as Senior Patent Prosecution Director at Rovi Guides, Inc. and Senior IP counsel at Finjan, Inc.  He also worked as an IP litigation and patent attorney at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP and Finnegan Henderson LLP, and was a former Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  He enjoys fishing, golfing, and is a licensed hockey and soccer referee in adult and youth sports.


Michael served as Senior IP counsel for a cybersecurity company overseeing ten patent litigations in U.S. and European courts seeking recovery of over $300 million dollars, including two patent jury verdicts of over $45 million dollars, and settlements of $10.9 million dollars.

Michael managed and supervised a litigation team of over twenty timekeepers, as well as implemented a winning ITC trial strategy proving over 2000 design files were stolen and copied and 100+ power controller chips were in violation of trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement.

Michael served as lead counsel on two IPR proceedings including preparation of the winning petition and analysis showing rare earth magnet patents invalid, which was upheld by the Federal Circuit.

Michael served as counsel on over forty-five IPR petitions involving cybersecurity patents with a 75% success rate in having petitions denied.


  • Member of the California State Bar
  • Admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of California
  • Admitted to the United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office



  • B.S. Electrical Engineering – Purdue University
  • J.D. – American University