Dohm Chankong



Dohm Chankong
Dohm’s wide-ranging electronics practice is bolstered by nine years of experience as a primary patent examiner at the USPTO.

Dohm Chankong is counsel in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. Drawing from a wide breadth of patent knowledge obtained from over nearly two decades working in the patent system, Dohm is able to provide unique insight into all patent-related matters.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Dohm worked for three and a half years as an associate at a global law firm in Washington, DC, and nine years as a primary patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During his time as a primary patent examiner, Dohm examined patent applications in the fields of computer networks, network security, and image processing while training and mentoring assistant examiners on examination procedures and patent quality.

Dohm’s technical experience covers numerous technical disciplines including wired and wireless communications, digital devices, semiconductor devices, software-related inventions, telecommunications, and networking.

Dohm’s patent prosecution experience includes networks, graphical user interfaces, wired and wireless communications, and software-related inventions. His patent office litigation experience includes work on Post-Grant Reviews (PGR), Inter Partes Review (IPR), and Covered Business Method (CBM) reviews in technology areas such as wireless charging, electronics interfaces, and secure processing of financial transactions. Dohm has also supported district court and USITC litigation teams.

Dohm brings his wide breadth of technical and legal experience to bear as a strategist in helping both clients with nascent portfolios develop their patent assets and clients with established portfolios answer difficult questions on how to derive maximum value and leverage against competitors. Some examples include assisting a top telecommunications company build its portfolio and a top medical device company that is involved in global litigation against multiple competitors identify valuable assets within a large portfolio and performing ongoing competitive analysis.

Dohm is also is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017, the book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice.

Dohm received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, his M.S. and B.S. in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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The George Washington University Law School
Computer Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Computer Engineering
Case Western Reserve University


District of Columbia
United States Patent & Trademark Office