Deborah Ku’s practice includes patent prosecution and patent counseling across a broad variety of technologies, with a particular emphasis on medical and health-related technologies. She actively engages in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patents. Deborah is experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for drug delivery medical devices, catheters, software applications for healthcare systems, imaging technologies, payment processing systems, electronic gaming systems, and wireless communication and networking systems. In addition, she is experienced in the management and development of domestic and foreign patent portfolios for clients, and in patent infringement analysis for defensive and enforcement purposes.

* Admitted only in MO. Practice limited to matters and proceedings before federal courts and agencies.


  • Was part of a team that secured a multimillion-dollar contract to do biotechnology patent work for a government institution.
  • Assisted in the development of a patent portfolio related to semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles for a Fortune 500 company.
  • During law school, served as a patent extern for the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, the Office of Technology Transfer at Emory University, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP).

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Georgia Tech, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2012



  • Korean-American Bar Association of Washington DC (KABA-DC), Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Member