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About Yeon Jae

Dr. Yeon Jae Ko is an associate whose practice focuses on the prosecution and commercialization of patents in the energy, chemical, biological and electronic sectors, particularly in the areas of oil and gas drilling, chemical processing, semiconductors, energy storage and renewable energy. Yeon Jae’s detailed technical understanding of various technologies allows him to counsel clients in a diverse range of industries.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Yeon Jae served as an IP and licensing analyst at Boston University Office of Technology Development, analyzing numerous technologies and developing licensing opportunities based on intellectual property in biotech, nanotech and electronic industries. After completing a doctorate degree in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, he pursued a post-doctoral fellowship with the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, where he extensively researched technologies involving micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, medical devices, nanotechnology, semiconductor fabrication and solar energy conversion.

Yeon Jae is an author of 34 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including articles published in Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Angewandte Chemie, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. (PNAS), and Journal of Chemical Physics. He served in the Republic of Korea Navy as a commissioned officer.


Publications and Speeches

"Inter Partes Review Changes How Patent Cases Are Appealed," Texas Lawyer, May 16, 2018.

Y.J. Ko, P. Storoniak, H. Wang, K.H. Bowen & J. Rak, Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Studies on the Uridine Homodimer Radical Anions, 137 J. Chem. Physics 205101 (2012).



Boston University School of Law,
cum laude
Johns Hopkins University,
Ph.D., Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University,
M.A., Chemistry
Seoul National University,
B.S., Physics and Chemistry

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia


Written Japanese
Written Mandarin


American Chemical Society
Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
Korean-American Oil & Gas Engineers Association
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association





Boston University School of Law
Journal of Science & Technology Law
Inventor on U.S. Patent Application No. 15/117,033 “Liquid Phase Quadrupole Particle Filter”