Moonkyoung Um, Ph.D. Email: - Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

Moonkyoung Um, Ph.D.

Registered Patent Agent

Dr. Um works on prosecution of biochemical, biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical patents.

As a patent agent registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Um’s experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications, performing due diligence (e.g., freedom to operate, patent landscape, and patentability analyses), analyzing patent documents and non-patent literature, providing strategic instruction on foreign prosecution, and managing IP portfolio of academic and biotech clients.

Dr. Um received her Ph.D. degree from Columbia University and underwent her postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. After her postdoctoral training, she worked at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital as a research scientist. Her broad-based scientific expertise encompasses a wide variety of biological sciences, such as biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, mouse genetics, yeast genetics, neurobiology, immunology, cancer biology, and the areas of metabolic disorders and neurological diseases.


  • Patents

  • Columbia University, Ph.D., Biological Sciences
  • Seoul National University, M.S., College of Pharmacy
  • Seoul National University, B.S., College of Pharmacy

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office