Deborah Ku is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. She works closely with inventors and entrepreneurs on patent applications primarily related to the health care and medical industries.

In 2016, she became a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Services and Industries


  • Emory University School of Law  (J.D., 2017)
    • Atlanta IP Inn of Court
    • Vice President of Admissions Outreach, Emory Law Transfer Board
    • IP Theory Law Journal (Editor, 2015-2016)
  • Georgia Tech  (B.S.)
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Georgia Tech’s President’s Undergraduate Research Award (Fall 2012)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Missouri

Professional Activities

  • Missouri Asian American Bar Association (MAABA)


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Deborah served as a patent extern for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts where she assisted with pro bono inventor intakes, inventor application review, and created educational programming for inventors, attorneys and the general public.

Before that, she was a summer associate at a Palo Alto law firm, and was an extern in the Office of Technology Transfer at Emory University. In addition, she was selected for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP) to work on medical devices with electrical stimulation.