Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • Korean
  • J.D., Emory University, Online Editor, Emory Law Journal
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Connecticut
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Seongun (Matt) Hong


Matt Hong is an associate in the Charlotte office of Moore & Van Allen’s Intellectual Property team. As a licensed patent attorney with an educational background in chemistry, Matt concentrates his practice in intellectual property matters with a focus on patent prosecution and intellectual property diligence and transactions.

Matt’s technical experience spans a broad range of technologies, including:

  • Distributed ledger technology
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Medical devices
  • Data security and cryptography
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Industrial processes
  • Authentication systems
  • Database systems
  • Cloud networking

Before practicing law, Matt worked as a research specialist in a laboratory at the Emory University School of Medicine that focused on exploring molecular pathways through kidney protein expression. Matt’s educational background and research experience make him well-versed in the chemical and biological sciences.

Matt graduated, with honors, from the Emory University School of Law, where he served as an Online Editor on the Emory Law Journal. During law school, Matt worked as an extern in the global patents group of a Fortune 100 company, gaining valuable experience with freedom-to-operate opinions and foreign patent laws in the computer software and chemical arts. He also completed Georgia Tech’s TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) program, where he conducted intellectual property and commercialization research for medical device and wireless technology startups.

Of Note

  • Co-Authored Angiotensin II acts through the angiotensin 1a receptor to upregulate pendrin, 301 Am. J. Physiology - Renal Physiology F1314 (Sep. 2011)
  • Co-Authored Pendrin modulates ENaC function by changing luminal HCO3-, 21 J. Am. Soc. Nephrology 1928 (Nov. 2010)