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Jonathan Ilsong Ahn, JD

Adjunct Instructor
Academic AreaLaw & Ethics
Areas of InterestBusiness Law, Technology Transfer, Negotiation in Business

Jonathan Ahn has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property, business and corporate areas.  Mr. Ahn provides legal services to domestic and international clients on corporate management issues, Intellectual Property (IP) protection and strategy, franchise and license development of business models, and litigation counseling services.  Mr. Ahn is an experienced IP business and technology counselor. He represents multi-national corporate and individual clients involving Information Technology (IT), IP and business transactions, and litigation.  Mr. Ahn serves as a general counselor to a several mid-to-large size U.S. and Korean corporations in litigation, transactions and negotiation.  Mr. Ahn has been teaching at the Johns Hopkins University's MBA programs for over 20 years.


  • JD, University of Maryland, Carey School of Law
  • BA, Brandeis University


Selected publications
  • Intellectual Property and Software Licensing Issues in the Y2K Context, DRI, December 1998
  • Inside the Minds: IP Licensing Strategies, Aspatore Books, August 2007


  • Business Law

Honors and distinctions

  • Elder: Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church 
  • Board: Howard Community College, Education Foundation
  • Trustee: The Horizon Foundation
  • General Counsel: Korean Society of Maryland
  • Member: Korean CBMC of Maryland

Impact and engagement

  • Member, Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church (1989-Present)
  • President, Korean CBMC of Maryland (2007-Present)
  • General Counsel, Korean Society of Maryland (2014-Present)
  • General Counsel, Korean Women’s Society of Maryland (2014-Present)
  • Member, Howard Community College, Education Foundation Board (2016-Present)
  • Trustee, The Horizon Foundation (2018-Present)
  • General Counsel, Korean American Sports Association of Maryland (2018-Present)
  • General Counsel, Korean American Table Tennis Association of Maryland (Present)