Sangik Bae, Associate


Sangik Bae is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. In his practice, Sangik focuses on patent and trademark prosecution. His patent prosecution work has an emphasis in computer science and electrical engineering technologies, including telecommunications, wireless communications, signal processing and semiconductors, along with cloud computing-related technologies.

In addition to preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international applications, Sangik provides legal opinions including patentability, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions for clients. Sangik handles pre-appeals and appeals before the Patent and Trial & Appeal Board as well. His practice also encompasses trademark prosecution in the clearance and registration of trademarks.

During law school, Sangik gained court experience serving as a judicial intern for the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Honorable Rosemarie E. Aquilina of the 30th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan, and the Honorable Thomas P. Boyd of the 55th Judicial District Court. As an article editor and an editorial board member of Michigan State International Law Review, Sangik participated in selecting, editing, and publishing articles.

Prior to entering the legal field, Sangik was a Program Engineer in South Korea for a major Korean Information Technology (IT) company. He analyzed complex business transactions and implemented new and innovative business models in its IT system.

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Education and Honors

  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
    • Michigan State International Law Review
  • Handong Global University (B.E., 2007)
    • Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of USPTO Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate (2019)


  • Korean
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