The George Washington University National Law Center
(J.D.) – 2013
The Johns Hopkins University
(B.S. Electrical Engineering, B.S. Computer Engineering, Minor in Entrepreneurship & Management) – 2006
United States Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association
Asian American Bar Association of New York
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
New Jersey State Bar Association
Kris Rhu is a patent attorney specializing in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the United State Patent and Trademark Office. His practice focuses on electrical and computer technologies, including computer networking, telecommunications, computer hardware, computer software, and security systems.
Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, LLP, he was a Primary Patent Examiner at the USPTO, where he examined patent applications directed to electrical and computer technologies, including input/output interfaces and devices, computer memory, computer networking, processors, and software development. He also worked at the Patent and Trial Appeals Board helping Administrative Patent Judges write opinions for Ex Parte Appeals. While working full-time at the USPTO, Kris attended The George Washington University National Law Center.
Kris regularly volunteers pro bono at The Legal Aid Society to aid New Yorkers in obtaining government benefits, such as public assistance, health coverage, and unemployment benefits.
He is fluent in both Korean and Spanish.
Author. “Practice Insights in the Wake of Sonix Technology Co., LTD., v. Publications International, LTD.,” (October 2017)
Coauthor. “Analysis of December 2016 USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Examples,” IPWatchDog.com (March 2017)