Dohm Chankong is counsel in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group, where he leverages two decades of experience in the patent system to provide nuanced understanding and strategic insight into intellectual property management, particularly within the realms of electronics and communication technologies. His expertise includes navigating complex patent prosecution and strategic issues, and more recently, in enhancing patent portfolios with a focus on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Before his current role, Dohm sharpened his skills working in litigation at a global law firm in Washington, D.C., and spent nearly a decade as a primary patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During his stint at the USPTO, he specialized in computer networks, network security, and image processing. He was also instrumental in training and mentoring junior examiners, setting high standards for examination procedures and patent quality.

Since joining Sterne Kessler, Dohm has expanded his technical expertise across several fields, including medical devices, bioinformatics, wired and wireless communications, semiconductor devices, and software-related inventions. His comprehensive patent prosecution capabilities cover essential technologies in networks, graphical user interfaces, and telecommunications, amongst others.

A significant aspect of Dohm’s work involves strategic portfolio management where he recently led a major initiative for a leading medical device company. His guidance was critical in updating their patent portfolio to better incorporate AI and ML technologies. This effort not only sharpened the company’s competitive edge but also demonstrated his skill in managing complex analyses of the competitive landscape and leading diverse teams effectively.

In addition, Dohm has led litigation teams in post-grant reviews (PGR), inter partes reviews (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) reviews, particularly relating to wireless charging and media streaming. His contributions have been vital in supporting district court and International Trade Commission litigation teams, providing them with insightful strategies.

Dohm applies his comprehensive knowledge to assist clients ranging from nascent tech startups to established telecom giants. Whether helping a pro bono startup develop its initial patent assets, or aiding a seasoned enterprise in leveraging their portfolio against competitors, Dohm’s strategies are designed to effectively and efficiently maximize value.

Dohm is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017, which 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.

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Virginia

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