Seung Sub Kim - Carlson Caspers


Phone: 612.436.9665

Seung Sub “Elvis” Kim’s law practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling for national and international clients across a range of industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, telecommunications, and wireless communications. Elvis has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent disputes before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States District Courts, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His comprehensive experience in intellectual property litigation spans all stages, including pre-trial investigation, claim construction and Markman hearings, expert reports, fact and expert depositions, pre-trial briefing, and discovery management.

Elvis also offers guidance on intellectual property consulting agreements, due diligence investigations, and freedom-to-operate issues. His expertise also extends to patent prosecution, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, cannabinoids and related formulations.

Prior to joining Carlson Caspers, Elvis served as a paralegal at the New York County District Attorney’s Office and completed a clerkship with Cargill in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Seung Sub “Elvis” Kim’s practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling, advising national and international clients in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, telecommunications, and wireless communications.

Outside the office, Elvis is a dedicated athlete who enjoys pickleball and tennis, and has a growing interest in collecting vinyl records.


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., cum laude
Managing Editor, Vol. 104 — Minnesota Law Review
UCLA Cyber Crimes Moot Court
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
Health Law & Bioethics Association

2018 President’s Student Leadership and Service
Award (PSLSA)

Ramsey County Bar Foundation’s 2018 Law
Student Scholarship

Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Atlanta, GA
B.S., Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) and
Psychology, double major
Achievements: Bobby Jones Scholarship Finalist


Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) – Emerging Leaders Group Representative

Federal Bar Association (FBA) – Minnesota Chapter

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA)

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association (MLBA)


Patent Law Updates for Business Lawyers: 2023-2024,” Hennepin Lawyer, April, 2024.

Association of Corporate Counsel webinar, “Recent Patent Law Updates that Business Lawyers Need to Know,” April 9, 2024.

4th Annual Association of Corporate Counsel – Minnesota Chapter Oktoberfest CLE, Beyond Bored Apes: NFTs and Digital Assets (Oct. 10, 2023)

Minnesota Lawyer 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Honoree, Carlson Caspers Inventor Spotlight Authors

Government Can’t Have Its Cake and Eat It Too: Why Government Should Not Initiate a CBM Review and Escape AIA Estoppel Provision, Minnesota Law Review De Novo (Feb. 28, 2019)

2018 Midwest IP Institute Manual & IP Book (IP trends in the manufacturing industry), contributor


Vascular Solutions, LLC v. Medtronic, Inc. (D. Minn.)

Vascular Solutions, LLC v. Medtronic, Inc. (Fed. Cir.)

Medtronic, Inc. v. Teleflex Innovations (Fed. Cir.)

Network System Technologies, LLC v. Qualcomm Incorporated (W.D. Tex.)

Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. (D.N.J.)