Jaime Choi is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office. 

Areas of Practice

Jaime's practice focuses on patenting complex, interdisciplinary technologies and building strategic patent portfolios, with an emphasis on evaluating and mitigating risk from third-party patents. She advises clients in a variety of market sectors, including bioinformatics, medical devices, robotics, microfluidics, semiconductor fabrication, digital signal processing, photonics, advanced imaging, optics and ultrafast spectroscopy, and fabrication of complex materials and devices that use them. Jaime also has deep experience in disputes, including litigation, arbitration, licensing, and trade secrets.

Jaime draws upon her extensive experience gained in her previous roles at international law firms in the United States and United Kingdom to better advise her clients. She has established strategic global patent portfolios and supported disputes for a variety of clients and technologies, from genomic sequencing to smartphones, to blood glucose monitors, and inorganic materials. She also drafted applications for direct filing in the European Patent Office; prosecuted European, U.S., and international patent applications; performed freedom-to-operate and infringement analyses of third-party patents in numerous technical fields; and advised on U.S. contractual issues.

Within the start-up community, Jaime has been involved in the University of San Diego, the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) at UCI Beall Applied Innovation, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, and the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, providing innovators with essential information on intellectual property needs.



Leaders of Influence in Life Science 2023 Honoree, San Diego Business Journal, 2023

2023 Women of Influence in Law Honoree, San Diego Business Journal, 2023

San Diego Women of Influence, San Diego Business Journal, 2023

San Diego's Best Attorneys 2023, San Diego Metro, 2023

2022 Business Women of the Year Finalist, San Diego Business Journal, 2022

Leaders of Influence in Life Science Top 50 2022 Honoree, San Diego Business Journal, 2022

IAM Patent 1000, 2022-2023

Women of Influence in Law 2022 Honoree, San Diego Business Journal, 2022

Patent: Patent Prosecution, The Legal 500 United States, 2020-2021

San Diego Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Intellectual Property, 2018



Co-Author, "Opinion: Think Beyond the Utility Patent to Protect your Portfolio," BioSpace, February 7, 2024

Co-Author, "Reexamining Negative Limitations After Novartis Patent Ruling," Law360, September 26, 2022

Co-Author, "STRONGER Patents Act Being Introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives,” March 22, 2018

Co-Author, “The PTAB Chats Designs: And Now, for Something Completely Different,” February 6, 2018

Co-Author, “Federal Circuit Overturns PTAB Fact-Finding Regarding Conception of Invention,” October 9, 2017

Co-Author, “PTAB Terminates IPR Just Under the Statutory Wire,” July 21, 2017

Co-Author, “District Court deference to PTAB regarding priority claim? Not necessarily.” June 9, 2017

Author, “Continuously Keeping your IPR Ducks in a Row: Sanctions for Failing to Update the PTAB on Changes in Real Parties of Interest,” December 17, 2016

Co-Author, “Narrow-Band Acoustic Attenuation Measurements in Vitreous Silica at Frequencies Between 20 and 400 GHz,” AIP Applied Physics Letters, May 26, 2011

Co-Author, “Characterization of Materials with Optically Shaped Acoustic Waveforms,” June 17, 2008

Co-Author, “Generation of Ultrahigh-Frequency Tunable Acoustic Waves,” AIP Applied Physics Letters August 18, 2005

Co-Author, “Ultrahigh Frequency Acoustic Phonon Generation and Spectroscopy with Deathstar Pulse Shaping,” Ultrafast Phenomena XIV, 2005

Co-Author, “Polaritonics in Complex Structures: Confinement, Bandgap Materials, and Coherent Control,” Ultrafast Phenomena XIV, 2005

Co-Author, “Phase Mask Based Interferometer: Operation Principle, Performance, and Application to Thermoelastic Phenomena,” AIP Applied Physics Letters, September 3, 2004

Co-Author, “Infrared Spectroscopic Characterization of Lipid-Alkylsiloxane Hybrid Bilayer Membranes at Oxide Substrates,” ACS Publications, July 16, 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Presenter, "IP Basics for Entrepreneurs," Aquillius Incubator, June 26, 2023
  • Panelist, "Intellectual Property," University Lab Partners - Women Talk Tech Bio, October 26, 2022
  • Judge Panelist, "Pitch. Launch. Grow. Demo Day." SBDC at University of California, Irvine Beall Applied Innovation Incubator, August 24, 2022
  • Presenter, “IP Basics for Entrepreneurs,” University of San Diego, February 24, 2022
  • Presenter, "Patent Law Basics for Entrepreneurs,” SBDC at University of California, Irvine Beall Applied Innovation Incubator, January 11, 2022
  • Presenter, “Patent Law Basics in the Physical Sciences,” University of Southern California Stevens Center for Innovation, October 27, 2021
  • Speaker, “IP For Entrepreneurs,” University of San Diego, 2020
  • Speaker, “IP For Entrepreneurs,” Zahn Innovation Center, 2020
  • Speaker, “Extending Your Medical Device Patent,” MedTech Strategist, 2020
  • Speaker, “Responding to U.S. Obviousness Rejections,” Cambridge, U.K., 2019
  • Speaker, “IP Year in Review” San Diego, California, 2017
  • Speaker, “Inventions Made With Federal Funds: What Patent Prosecutors, Licensing Attorneys, and Litigators Should Know,” San Diego, California, 2016
  • Speaker, “Design Patents Awakening From Their Beauty Sleep: An EU and US Overview,” San Diego, California, 2015
  • Speaker, “USPTO Final Rules for Implementation of Patent Law Treaty,” San Diego, California, 2013



Member, Capital Development Committee, Biocom California


J.D., University of San Diego, 2010

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

B.A., Chemistry, Rice University, 1999


  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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