Anthony S. King

Practice Areas Patent Prosecution
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Mr. King is a registered patent Attorney and former United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") Patent Examiner. He works on a variety of intellectual property matters including patent prosecution, patent infringement opinion work, trademark, and copyright.

Prior to joining Ardent as Of Counsel, Mr. King possessed years of patent experience at nationally acclaimed firms such as Williams&Connelly, LLP, and Rutan & Tucker, LLP. At Ardent, Mr. King counsels individual inventors and corporations on a variety of topics including product development and patenting strategy, patentability analysis, patent infringement analysis, freedom-to-operate opinions, patent invalidity, patent portfolio building, appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents, medical device patents, mechanical device patents, video game patents, telecommunication patents, trademark prosecution, copyright registration, international protections of intellectual properties, protection against importation of infringing goods by cooperating with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by way of criminal prosecution.

Mr. King also acts as the U.S. prosecution counsel for a number of overseas intellectual property law firms. He assists these overseas law firms in managing and prosecuting their Clients' U.S. patent portfolios. Mr. King has the ability to handle technologies relating to mechanical device, chip design, semiconductor, electronics, computer hardware and software, medical device, and biotechnology.

Mr. King has worked as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the field of medical devices. He also co-founded the Hopkins Biotech Network (, a non-profit organization based out of Johns Hopkins University to bridge the biotechnology industry with academia in education, career development, and networking). And as a fluent speaker in Mandarin Chinese, he has lectured at National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan on the topic of "Hidden Pitfalls in U.S. Patent Prosecution."

Mr. King has also been selected as a Rising Star from 2009 to 2013 by Superlawyers magazine and by Los Angeles magazine. 

Education University of Maryland (B.S.); Johns Hopkins University (M.S.); George Mason University School of Law (J.D.). He has also studied Chinese law at Beijing University, in Beijing, China.

Admissions Mr. King is admitted to practice in California, Washington, D.C., and New York. Mr. King is also a member of the U.S. Patent Bar.

Memberships Nanotechnology Institute, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Medical Technology Business Sector, Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA)
Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section, Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
Division of Bio/Pharmaceutical Science, Society of Chinese BioScientists in America
Monte Jade Science and Technology Association

Additional Languages Chinese Mandarin