A-Ra Cho is a senior patent attorney with a wealth of experience prosecuting patent applications before the Korean Intellectual Property Office in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Ms Cho has participated in inter partes and ex parte proceedings before the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board, the Patent Court and the Supreme Court, and has provided various clients with legal opinions concerning patent validity and infringement. Ms Cho also has handed applications for a plant variety right.

Ms Cho graduated from Yonsei University with BSc and MSc degrees in biotechnology in 1998 and 2000, respectively. Ms Cho also graduated from Korea National Open University with an LLB degree in 2006. Additionally, Ms Cho studied intellectual property law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (Franklin Pierce Center for IP) in the United States and received an LLM in intellectual property in 2013.

Ms Cho started her career as a patent attorney at Lee International IP & Law Group in 2004. Prior to beginning her practice as a patent attorney, Ms Cho worked at TS Corporation’s R&D centre as a researcher from 1999 to 2002.