Patricia E. Hong

Founding Member

Patricia E. Hong has extensive patent prosecution, litigation and counseling experience. Prior to becoming an attorney she was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 1990-1992. Ms. Hong is well versed in a variety of technologies and manages a highly-regarded and high volume international industrial design practice. Plumsea represents many design-driven companies and manages their industrial design portfolios.

Ms. Hong’s court admissions include the U.S. District Court for D.C., and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She was also elected, and served for a number of years on the Steering Committee of the IP Section of the DC Bar. Ms. Hong has been a frequent speaker and panelist for various bar association programs and the Practicing Law Institute. She is currently a Co-Chair of the Committee on Minorities and Women in the Profession in the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association. She has served as Chair of the Industrial Design Committee in the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association in the past and helped facilitate dialog between the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office design examining group and practitioners. Ms. Hong remains active in the AIPLA as well.


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1988
  • J.D., Catholic University, 1993


  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Contact Info:

v: 301 365 9040

f: 301 365 9101