Wooshik Shim is a registered patent attorney. Wooshik received his B.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Seoul National University, and J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is an active member of the Illinois Bar and is also registered before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Wooshik is passionate about all things patents.
Wooshik is an expert in prior art searches and patentability analysis. He has reviewed and produced Written Opinions on hundreds of PCT patent applications. A number of cases he reviewed came from diverse areas of science and engineering, including: optics, mechanical engineering, micro-electromechanical systems, chemistry, electric engineering, medical devices and computer science. Wooshik has worked with inventions originating from renowned research universities, Fortune 500 companies, multinational companies and individual inventors. His experience at Bold includes computer software, aviation safety and consumer goods.
Before becoming an attorney, Wooshik was a researcher, specializing in optical physics. In his postdoctoral researcher career at the University of Texas at Austin, he worked on researching the fundamental physical properties of quantum systems using ultracold atoms. He is an avid learner. Besides learning new technology for his clients’ patent applications, his current list of learning includes science of complexity, calligraphy, and Japanese.
Based in Los Angeles, California, he enjoys his family life with his wife and two sons. In his spare time he likes to play with his cat and dog, read books, and fiddle with fountain pens. One of his dreams is transforming his garage into an electronics lab and making hi-fi audio systems. He is fluent in Korean and proficient in Japanese.