Miriam Kim

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Miriam Kim is a partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, intellectual property matters and internal investigations for high technology companies in Silicon Valley.

Ms. Kim’s IP litigation experience includes copyright, trade secret and patent matters. In particular, Ms. Kim has significant experience defending clients against alleged copyright infringement and trade secret theft claims involving software. Representative matters include:

  • Successfully opposed summary judgment in a copyright source code case involving online social games. Settled on eve of trial.
  • Defended Microsoft in a copyright and trade secret case involving voice over internet protocol (VoIP) software.
  • Defended Green Hills Software in its successful five-month arbitration against claims of copyright infringement and unfair competition.

Ms. Kim’s significant litigation matters also include:

  • Defending Intel Corporation in consumer class action involving claims of unfair business practices with respect to performance of Pentium 4 processors.
  • Obtained dismissal of civil RICO class action and successfully defended result on appeal. Wodka v. Causeway, 2011 WL 1837698 (9th Cir. May 16, 2011), cert. denied, 2011 WL 4403640.
  • Represented Rambus in antitrust litigation involving multi-billion dollar claims against Samsung and Hynix.
  • Represented Rambus in two-week bench trial and defeated Samsung’s claim for a $400 million damages offset from future patent infringement liability. Samsung settled its litigation against Rambus for $900 million.
  • Represented Applied Materials in various matters, including in successful defense of a jury trial against claims of patent infringement, as well as a commercial dispute involving breach of contract and fraud claims.

Ms. Kim speaks Korean and has successfully advocated for clients in a range of matters involving Korean companies. Ms. Kim’s pro bono practice is focused on the needs of victims of sexual abuse. She is a board member of the Asian American Bar Association and an active member of Christ Church East Bay.

Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Ms. Kim was a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter and clerked for the Honorable Levin H. Campbell, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit. She graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Law, where she was president of the Boalt Hall Student Association and a member of the California Law Review.

 

Miriam Kim is a partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, intellectual property matters and internal investigations for high technology companies in Silicon Valley.

Ms. Kim’s IP litigation experience includes copyright, trade secret and patent matters. In particular, Ms. Kim has significant experience defending clients against alleged copyright infringement and trade secret theft claims involving software. Representative matters include:

  • Successfully opposed summary judgment in a copyright source code case involving online social games. Settled on eve of trial.
  • Defended Microsoft in a copyright and trade secret case involving voice over internet protocol (VoIP) software.
  • Defended Green Hills Software in its successful five-month arbitration against claims of copyright infringement and unfair competition.

Ms. Kim’s significant litigation matters also include:

  • Defending Intel Corporation in consumer class action involving claims of unfair business practices with respect to performance of Pentium 4 processors.
  • Obtained dismissal of civil RICO class action and successfully defended result on appeal. Wodka v. Causeway, 2011 WL 1837698 (9th Cir. May 16, 2011), cert. denied, 2011 WL 4403640.
  • Represented Rambus in antitrust litigation involving multi-billion dollar claims against Samsung and Hynix.
  • Represented Rambus in two-week bench trial and defeated Samsung’s claim for a $400 million damages offset from future patent infringement liability. Samsung settled its litigation against Rambus for $900 million.
  • Represented Applied Materials in various matters, including in successful defense of a jury trial against claims of patent infringement, as well as a commercial dispute involving breach of contract and fraud claims.

Ms. Kim speaks Korean and has successfully advocated for clients in a range of matters involving Korean companies. Ms. Kim’s pro bono practice is focused on the needs of victims of sexual abuse. She is a board member of the Asian American Bar Association and an active member of Christ Church East Bay.

Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Ms. Kim was a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter and clerked for the Honorable Levin H. Campbell, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit. She graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Law, where she was president of the Boalt Hall Student Association and a member of the California Law Review.