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Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C. 20002


J.D., University of Southern California

  • Order of the Coif
  • Southern California Law Review, Notes Editor

PhD candidate, University of Southern California

M.S.E.E., Ohio University

B.S.E.E., with high honors, Ohio University


Recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer

Multicultural Leadership Award, California Diversity Council

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America

Legal 500 U.S. Intellectual Property, Media, Technology, and Telecoms reported that "with a deep technical background in the electrical market, Kim Nobles is well respected in the field.”


  • Taiwanese
  • Mandarin
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Malay

Kimberley Chen Nobles focuses her practice on representing technology companies worldwide in legal, technical, strategic planning, and intellectual property matters. Her practice covers a variety of business transactions and the protection, management, and enforcement of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, post grant proceedings, oppositions, licensing, dispute resolution, and litigation.

Ms. Nobles handles and supports complex litigation and arbitration matters internationally and across the United States. Her extensive experience before courts and administrative tribunals at all levels includes cases before federal courts and the International Trade Commission, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal.

Ms. Nobles also has significant experience as an arbitrator before the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and is a former adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese, and adds significant depth to the firm’s capabilities in serving the Asian market, particularly in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

Ms. Nobles is additionally experienced with post-grant proceedings, including counseling in the context of overall trial strategy. She has advised clients on a number of proceedings including ex parte reexamination, inter partes reexamination, and inter partes review, and has handled such proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Nobles also counsels clients on Internet issues and trademark matters, including privacy and data collection issues, acquiring and maintaining U.S. and foreign trademarks, and analyzing infringement matters. In addition, Ms. Nobles handles and manages global IP enforcement matters for many Fortune 500 companies.

In addition, Ms. Nobles has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in diverse technical areas, including communications, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, multimedia, electronic systems and devices, semiconductor devices and processes, computer hardware and software, optical devices and components, biomedical systems, medical devices and systems, and electromechanical and mechanical devices.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Nobles was a research and design engineer with Rockwell International and NASA. Her engineering experience includes research, development, and design in the areas of communication systems and electronic instrumentation on the space shuttle, space station, and space-based interceptor programs. Her professional experience also includes research in the areas of electromagnetism, antennas, and communication under grants sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

In addition to her law degree, Ms. Nobles holds M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering.


District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Community Involvement

US-Korea Law Foundation, Advisory Board Member
Singapore-American Business Association, Executive Board Director
World Intellectual Property Organization, Appointed Arbitrator
International Bar Association
American Chamber of Commerce