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Ⅰ. Mechanical, Metal, Robot, Automobile, Measuring machine departments
 
HAE-JOONG KIM (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: automobile; machinery & robot; automobile power transmission system, suspension, gearbox, side mirror, safety device, lighting device and brake system)
Academic
· Graduated Hanyang University(B.A. of Mechanical Engineering
· Graduated Graduate School of Public Policies at Hannam University
 
Professional Career

· Passed Technical Service Examination
· Served at Korean National Railroad Administration for 4.5 years
· Served at KIPO(Korean Intellectual Property Office) for 13 years
  - Examiner for Automobile, Machinery & Robot Division
  - Head of Air Conditioning Machinery Examination Division
  - Head of Automobile Examination Division
  - Judge at Korean Industrial Property Tribunal
  - Technical Hearing Judge at Patent Court of Korea
· Member of Industrial Property Deliberation Committee at KIPO
· Professor at International Intellectual Property Training Institute
· Lecturing at Chungnam University, Kyonggi University and Inha University
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2008~present)

 
 
Literary Works & Thesis
· Patent Precedents Guide
· Assessing Economic Value of Patent Right's and other thesis
 
 
 

Kwang-Ok KO(Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: automobile; general machinery, precision machinery, optics, light guide, semiconductor transfer field, semiconductor component transfer device, precision part transfer device)

 
Academic
· Graduated Busan National University(B.A. of Mechanical Engineering in Korea.
· Graduated Washinton University School of Law in Saint Lovis(Master of Law, U.S.A)
 
Professional Career

· Passed Technical Service Examination
· Served at Korean National Railroad Administration for 5 years
· Served at KIPO(Korean Intellectual Property Office) for 12 years
· Examiner for General Machinery & Robot Division
· Head of Air Conditioning Machinery Examination Division
· Head of Precision Machinery Examination Division
· Head of Automobile Examination Division
· Judge at Korean Industrial Property Tribunal
· Technical Hearing Judge at Patent Court of Korea

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2010~present)
 
 
 
 

Man-Chul JANG (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: machinery, metal, elevator, escalator)

Academic
· Graduated from Inha University(Aeronautical Engineering)
· Master at Yokohama National University
 
Professional Career
· Examiner for Machinery/metal
· Head of Machinery Examination Division
· Judge at Korean Intellectual Property Tribunal
· Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Japan
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2017~present)

 
Literary Works
· Examiner for Machinery/metal
· Explanation for Patent Law(KIPO)
· Patent Precedents Guide(KIPO)
· Standard Model of A Shop Right(Precedent Part)(KIPO)

 
 
 

Choong-Han LEE (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: bioscience, general machinery, precision machinery, measurement and analysis technology, measuring system, optical sensor and photodetector, measurement field, flowmeter, measurement device, measuring machine)

He practiced for eighteen (18) years as a patent examiner in the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), specializing in the field of machinery and metals.  
Academic Background
· graduated from Bio-Mechatronics at Sungkyunkwan University
  University
 
Professional Career
· passed the civil service examination in 1993
· practiced as a patent examiner of the General Machinery Examination
  Department in KIPO
· practiced as a patent examiner of the Automobile Examination
  Department in KIPO
· practiced as a patent examiner of the Precision Machinery Examination
  Department in KIPO
· practiced as a patent examiner of the Measurement and Analysis
  Technology Examination Department in KIPO
· retired from KIPO in October 2013
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2014~present)
 
 
 
 

Yong NAMGUNG (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: prime mover machinery, general machinery, precision component, resource recovery & reutilization, air conditioning machine, exhaust system, piping, valve, reciprocating internal combustion engine, gas turbine, compressor, pump, fuel supply)

 
He practiced for twenty one (21) years as a patent examiner in the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), specializing in the field of machinery and metals.  
 
Academic Background
· Graduated from Mechanical Design Engineering at Seoul National University of Science & Technology
 
Professional Career
· Worked for Technical Support Division at Kyeongnam Regional Industry Technology
  Institute (1994)
· Worked as an examiner for Prime Mover Machinery Examination Division of Examination
  Bureau II at KIPO (1997)
· Worked as a judge at KIPT (2007)
· Worked as an examiner for General Machinery Examination Division of Machinery, Metals
  and Construction Examination Bureau at KIPO (2009)
· Worked as an examiner for Precision Component Examination Division of Examination
  Bureau II at KIPO (2013)
· Worked as a team manager for Resources Recovery & Reutilization Examination Division
  of Examination Bureau II at KIPO (2015)
· Retired from KIPO in October 2018
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2019~present)
 
 
 
 

Sung-Ho SONN (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: air conditioning machinery, precision machinery, vehicle air conditioner, exhaust system)

 
· Graduated from Korea maritime University Ship engineering
· Passed Technical Service Examination
· Server at KIPO (Koren Intellcectual Property Office) for 10 years
· Examiner for General Machinery & Robot Divison
· Examiner for Air Conditioning Machinery Examination Divison
· Examiner for Precision Machinery Examination Divison
· Judge of the Intellectual Property Tribunal, Korean Intellectual Property Office KIPO
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2012~present)
 
 
 
 

Hak-Sang HWANG (Director, in charge of: grinding, haze field, material analysis, heat treatment, surface treatment, printing device, coating and lamination fields, physical vapor deposition) 

 
· Graduated from Sungkyunkwan University with a degree in the Mechanics
  Department (February 1991)
· CENTRAL Intellectual Property & Law (May 1990~October 1998) · NAM & NAM IP Law Firm (November 1998~January 2003)
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2003~present)  
 

He graduated from the Mechanics Department at Sung Kyun Kwan University and worked in the mechanical department of Central International Law Firm by handling patent applications in Korea for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Company, Robert Bosch GMBH and N.V.Philips, etc. and prepared written opinions in response to Office Actions. He also worked in the mechanical department of Nam & Nam International Patent and Law Firm by handling patent applications in Korea for Siemens Aktiengesellshaft , Siemens Corporation, and Applied Materials Corporation, including the preparation of written opinions in response to Office Actions.

Language ; Korean, English, Japanese
 
 
 

Young-Gin JU (Director, in charge of: shipbuilding and offshore field, aerospace system)

 

· Graduated from Inha University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering (1991)
· Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (1991~2001)
· F1 Co., Ltd. (2001~2004)
· Samsung Fisheries Co., Ltd. (2005~2006)
· Central Technology Co., Ltd. (2007~2011)
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2012~present)

 
 
 
 

Hye-Cheol LEE (Director, in charge of: feed control, machine tool, coating device, fluid dispenser)
 

· Graduated from Sungkyunkwan University with a degree in Mechanical Design
  Engineering (February 1989)
· Received a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University
  (February 1991)
· Hyundai Heavy Industries (December 1990~March 2000) · JINSOL KOTEC (October 2001~April 2004)
· SDS Industry Co., Ltd. (July 2004~2007)
· Bugang Air Conditioning Industry (July 2007~June 2012)
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (January 2013~present)
 
 
 

Jae-Boong CHOI(Technical Advisor : Mechanics & Metallurgy Department)

 
Education
· B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
· M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
· M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada)
· Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada)
 
Research Interestss

ERP-PM (Plant Maintenance) module development,
VR(Virtual Reality) Simulator development, Information System development for Product Design,
Fiber-Optic Sensors; Acoustic Emission, Acceleration, Strain measurement system, Signal Processing, On-Line Monitoring System,
Structural Integrity Assessment; Fatigue and Fracture Analysis using FEA, Toughness Test Failure Analysis based on Measurements and FEA, Software Development, Intelligent Transportation System; Fiber-optic Automobile Detection System, Intelligent Traffic Control, Traffic Control Simulation  

 
Teaching Interests

Mechanical Design,
Computer-Aided Engineering, IT-based Mechanical Engineering, Creative Engineering Design Computer-Aided Drafting  

 
Positions Held
· Assistant professor; School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
· Research professor; School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
· Post Doc.; Safety and Structural Integrity Research Center, Sungkyunkwan University
· Research Assistant; University of Waterloo
· UW Korean Student Association Web-master; University of Waterloo
· Research Associate; CAD/CAM Lab., Korea Institute of Science and Technology
 
Society Memberships

KSME, ASME, ASINCO
The present Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University  

 
 
Ⅱ. Electric and electronic, communication, computer, display, e-commerce departments
 
Soon-Woo HONG (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: communication, computer, power conversion, motor and motor control, inverter/converter, transmission line, electric vehicle, connector, power converter, electric vehicle battery, emergency protection circuit, motor and generator, electrical circuit field, display, video optics, electronic component inspection)
Education
· Private and Public International Law from Hague Academy of International law,
  Netherlands
· LLM in EC law, Leiden University, Netherlands
· Master of Electronic Engineering from Han Yang University , Korea.
· Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Han Yang University, Korea.
 
 
Experience

· Director of E-Commerce Examination Division, KIPO
· Counsellor of SME Division, World Intellectual Property office
· Trial judge, Intellectual Property tribunal
· Technical advisor, Patent Court
· Director of Communication Examination, Computer Examination Division,
  Examination Bureau 4, Korean Industrial Property Office.
· Patent Examiner, Korean Industrial Property Office.
· Deputy Director, Municipal Government.
· Probationary Government official, Ministry of Government Affairs.
 
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2007~present)

 
 
Certificate
· Patent Attorney
 
Significant publication
· “ Patent and Free Movement of Goods in the European Union” , LLM Dissertation, Leiden University  
· “ A Study on the tap-selection algorithm of dispersive tap-FIR filters”, M.E Dissertation, Han Yang     University
 
 
 
Tae-Soo KIM (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: electrical energy storage method, electronic component field, electrical relay, power supply, switchboard, distribution board, control panel, conductive object, non-insulated conductor of cable, electric motor, motor control, memory circuit)

· B.A. in Electronic Engineering, Korea University (1997)
· LL. B., Korea University (2011)
· M.A. in Management of Intellectual Property, KAIST (2013)
· Passed the Korean Patent Attorneys Examination (1996)
· Worked for SUNGHWA International Patent Office (2010-present)
· Worked for PARK, KIM & PARTNER Patent and Trademark Attorneys
  (2009)
· Worked for Patent/Legal team in Netpia, Inc. (2006-2007)
· Worked for SungAm Suh International Patent and Law Firm (2001-2005)
· Worked for NAM & NAM World Patent & Law Firm (1996-1999)

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2016~present)  
 
 
 
In-Duk SONG (Vice President, in charge of: semiconductor, printed circuit board manufacturing, semiconductor package, substrate, semiconductor lithography system and lithography process, etching, deposition such as a metal layer, etc., and post-treatment process in a semiconductor device, wiring and interconnection, display driving, semiconductor component)

· Graduated from Sungkyunkwan University with a degree in Electronic Engineering
  (1982)
· CENTRAL Intellectual Property & Law (1982~1992)
· KIM & CHANG (1992~2002)
· MOON & MOON International Patent and Law Firm (2002~2014)

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2014~present)

  

In the above-mentioned former law offices, Mr. In-Duk SONG had thirty-two (32)-year experience in charge of all procedures from the filing of Korean patent applications to the preparation of Arguments and/or Amendments in response to Office Actions, on behalf of Japanese, European and US electrical and electronic companies.  He is the best engineer staff of the best.  At present, he is in charge of taking over the electrical, electronic, communication and semiconductor fields in KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES.

 
 
 
Seok YU (Director, in charge of: computer interface, interconnection or transmission of information signals between memories or CPUs, program layout, information security, computer security, user interface, microprogram and control, advertisement/marketing, e-commerce banking related finance, payment system, e-commerce, e-shopping)
Education

· Graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Computer Science and
  Engineering (1987)
· Received a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering in Seoul National
  University (1989)
· Graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Computer Science and
  Engineering (1995)

 
Work Experience

· LG Electronics/Media Communication Research Institute (January 1989~August 1997)
· WOORI Technology Inc. (September 1997~October 1998)
· CUBE System (January 2000~October 2004)
· MANCRED Inc. (January 2005~December 2010)

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2011~present)
 
 
 
Jin-Hae CHOI (Director, in charge of: plasma, particle accelerator (H05H), optical film (G02B) and hologram (G03H), touch screen, touch panel, mask, mask blank, liquid crystal display, organic light emitting device, semiconductor device, memory device)
Education

· Graduated from Sungkyunkwan University with a degree in Electronic Engineering (February 1991)
· CENTRAL Intellectual Property & Law (May 1990~October 1995)
· NAM & NAM IP Law Firm (November 1995~January 2016)
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (February 2016~present)

In the above-mentioned former law offices, Mr. Jin-Hae CHOI had thirty (30)-year experience in charge of all procedures from the filing of Korean patent applications to the preparation of Arguments and/or Amendments in response to Office Actions, on behalf of Japanese, European and US electrical and electronic companies.  He is the best engineer staff of the best.  At present, he is in charge of taking over the electrical, electronic, communication and semiconductor fields in KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES.

 
 
 

Jeong-Hoon CHOI (Director, in charge of: capacitive touch panel, computer input/output device (touch panel), touch interface, network content, mobile communication antenna, antenna phase, circuit, structure, broadcasting and communication technology, image sensor and broadcasting system, video compression, voice processing signal, video signal compression, audio processing, multimedia compression)

 

· Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from Korea University
· Worked in HA & HA International Patent and Law Firm
· Worked in ShinSung Patent Firm
· Worked MOON & MOON International Patent and Law Firm

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (February 2006~present) 
 
 
 
Jung-Suk CHOI (Director, in charge of: imprint device, deposition equipment, etching device, electrode manufacturing, electrolytic etching, photosensitive device, energy conversion element, semiconductor lead, terminal arrangement, electrical arrangement, CMP, abrasion, grinding process, transceiver and power control, capacitor, transistor)

· Graduated from the electronic engineering department at Sung-Gyun-Gwan university
· Worked in Samchunli machine corporation
· Worked in Bando auto corporation
· Worked in Dinos tech corporation
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (February 2008~present)

 
 
Ⅲ. Chemical, pharmaceutical, Biochemistry, Genetic engineering, textile departments
 
Yang-Sup CHUNG (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: medical technology, diagnostic device, treatment device, sterilization and disinfection device, surgical device, surgical tool)
Academic & Office Career

· Graduated from Chosun University (Chemical)
· Master at University of Southern California (U.S.C.)
· Worked for Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for 30 years
· President, Intellectual Property Tribunal(IPT), KIPO
· Presiding Judge of the IPT, KIPO
· Director General, Examination Bureau
· Trial Judge, Board of Trials, KIPO
· Examiner & Director Examiner in KIPO
· Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, Geneva
· Chairman of KIPO Operation Committee
· Korean Head Representative on the Diplomatic Conference of Patent Law Treaty
· Korean Representative on various international conferences by WIPO & WTO
· Member of Patent Attorney Credentials Committee
· Professor, Patent Law Graduate School, Chungnam University
· Worked for Kia Motors Company

 
Literary Works & Thesis

· Interpretation of Patent Law, Patent Trials, Guides on Patent Precedents
· Handbook on Industrial Property Information
· The World of Invention and Patent
· Computerization of Industrial Property Administration,+ etc

 
Awards
· Award of the "Mark of Honor"
· Award of "Best Patent Person"
 
 
 
Hye-Kyung Lim (Patent Attorney, in charge of: pharmaceutical chemistry, natural product, antibody, vaccine, medicine, pharmaceutical preparation)

· B.S in Biology, Yonsei University
· M.S in Biotechnology, KAIST
· M.A in Korean-English interpretation, GSIT of Ewha Womans University
· Worked as research associate in the Medical School of Korea University
· Worked as translator/interpreter for a number of consulting projects in SDI and
  Mckinsey & Co

 
 
 
Hae-Mahn JUNG (Director, in charge of: organic chemistry, organic compound, compound cosmetics)

· Graduated from Chungnam National University with a degree in Chemistry (February 1993)
· MP Law (February 1993~February 1996)
· NAM & NAM IP Law Firm (March 1997~March 2016)
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (April 2016~present)

 
 
 

Education

· Shinpung Elementary School, Suwon, Korea
· Seoul Middle School, Seoul, Korea
· Seoul High School, Seoul, Korea
· Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
· Master of Business Administration, Kyungnam National University, Masan, Korea

 
Research Interests

Chemical Separation Processes; Membranes including liquid separations and module design; Pollution prevention; Cleaner Production Technology with Supercritical Fluids 

 
Career Summary
·· Visiting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware
· Director of Institute of Environmental Research
· Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Chemical
  Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
· Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of
  Minnesota
· Part-time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering Sungkyunkwan University
· Part-time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering Chungbuk National University
 
 
Ⅳ. Achitecture and civil engineering department
 

Jong-In KIM (Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner, in charge of: water environment field, construction field, water treatment filter, ventilation, centrifuge, air purification, heat exchanger)
 

Academic

· Sungkyunkwan University B.S
· University of Reading in U.K. Master and Doctor

 
Professional Career

· Ministry of Science and ICT and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for 4 years
· Korean Intellectual Property Office for 14 years
   - Examiner of Construction Technology Division
   - Head of Construction Technology Division
· Judge of Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board
· Technical Hearing Judge at Patent Court of Korea
· President of INNO Patent & Law Firm (2008~2020)
· Excellent Product Judge of Public Procurement Service
· New Technology Review Committee of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2020~present) 

 
Major Litigation Cases
Case No. 2009 DANG 1098
Indication of Case: Trial for Invalidation against Korean Patent No. 0849528 entitled “Overlay pavement and repairing method for road with rapid set acrylic-modified concrete and surface reinforcing agent”
Plaintiff: Samwoo IMC
He won the case at the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board

Case No. 2012 DANG 1466
Indication of Case: Trial for Invalidation against Korean Patent No. 1086293 entitled “Welding beam for prefab building” Plaintiff: Enica Steel Co., Ltd.
He won the case at the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board, the Patent Court of Korea and the Supreme Court of Korea

Case No. 2013 DANG 880, 881
Indication of Case: Trial for Invalidation against Korean Patent No. 0995849 entitled “PHC pile assembly” Plaintiff: Pileleader Co., Ltd.
He won the case at the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board

Case No. 2016 DANG 736
Indication of Case: Trial for Invalidation against Korean Patent No. 0803658 entitled “Concrete pile using in complex pile” Plaintiff: Pileworks Ltd.
He won the case at the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board, the Patent Court of Korea and the Supreme Court of Korea

Case No. 2010 DANG 503
Indication of Case: Trial for Invalidation against Korean Patent No. 0938918 entitled “To-down construction method using steel frame by channel”
Plaintiff: Hanbit Structural Eng. Co., Ltd.
He won the case at the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board

Case No. 2010 DANG 428
Indication of Case: Trial for Invalidation against Korean Patent No. 0924169 entitled “Assembling structure side and bottom of water disposal plant partition”
Plaintiff: Gentrogroup Co., Ltd.
He won the case at the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board
 
 
 

Yong-Joon KIM (Sr. Patent Attorney/Technology Transfer Agent, in charge of: railway track, excavation, underground or underwater structures, transport vehicle field, railway vehicle field)
 

Education

· Graduated National Railroad High School
· Graduated from University of Seoul with a degree in Civil Engineering

· Competed Environmental Studies in Seoul National University Graduate School
 
Work Experience

· 29th technical examination
· Worked in Seoul in the Korea Railroad Corporation
· Practiced in the Korea Intellectual Property Office

- Construction Technology Examination Division, Land Environment Examination Division (as an examiner, part manager, department manager)

- Patent Examination and Mediation Division (patent examination guideline, PCT international patent classifications, prior art search)
- Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (as judge)

· Worked in the Patent Court
  
- Technical Examiner
· (formerly) Representative Patent Attorney of Harmony Patent & Law Firm 
· (formerly) Representative Patent Attorney of Cowell International Patent and Law
  Firm
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2021~ present)

 
Books

· Patent Examination Guidelines (a co-author)
· Utility Model Technology Evaluation Guide (a co-author)
· Inter Parties Trial Practice (International Intellectual Property Training Institute)

· Casebook of Trial Decision Cancellation Lawsuits (Intellectual Property Trial and
  Appeal Board)
 
 
 

Suk-Hong KIM(Director) 

 

· Bachelor of Mining & Mineral Engineering from Inha University
· Worked in LG Electronic Company
· Worked in Tong Yang Magic

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2009~ present)

 
 
Ⅴ. Trademark department
 

Suk-Woon YOON(Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner)  

 

· B.A. in Econmocis, Gun-guk University
· Instruction Department at Seoul National University
· Korean National Sport University
· Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
· Korean Intellectual Property Office
  - Administrative Trademark Judge at Intellectual Property Tribunal
  - Department head of Trademark Department, 1 st. Examination Department
 .

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2005~ present)
 
 
 

Yu-Geun LIM(Sr. Patent Attorney/Partner)  

 

Education

1980. Graduated from the Department of Architecture of the Korea Military Academy
1996. Graduated from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) with a Master of Business
Administration (MBA)

Major Career

1987. Investigation Division of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
(in charge of operation of intellectual property dispute mediation committee)
1989. Trademark Examiner in KIPO
1992. Assistant to the Appellate Judge
1996. System Division (patent policy work)
1998. Litigation group leader (litigation officer)
1999. Judge of the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (Trademark and Design)
2000. Patent/Trademark Attorney of BAE, KIM & LEE IP
2008. Representative Patent/Trademark Attorney of BAE, KIM & LEE IP

Major Job Training

1991. Took a trademark examiner course in US Patent and Trademark Office
1991. Trained at Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch (BSKB), LLP in USA

Work Experience

- Instructor of the Trademark Act in the Korea International Intellectual Property Training Institute (2000- )
- Itinerant lecturer of KIPO campaign for intellectual Property rights of small and medium companies (2001- )
- Member of the Design System in the Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA) (2002- )
- Consultant of the Design System in KIPO (2004- )
- Standing member of KPAA (2004-2005)
- Selection committee of the Korea Patent Attorney Examination (2004- )
- Expert member for patent technical evaluation of the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) (2008- )
- Reviewer for prize recommendation in KIPA (2008- )
- Reviewer for the patent law structure rescue project by the Korea Intellectual Property Protection Agency (2010- )
- Professional instructor of university intellectual property education in KIPA (2013- )
- Patent/Trademark Attorney in charge of trademarks and design in BAE, KIM & LEE IP
- Representative Patent/Trademark Attorney of BAE, KIM & LEE IP

Affiliated Organizations

Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
European Community Trademark Association (ECTA)

Theses

- Strengthening brands in the transition period from competition in price to increase in value added (Master’s thesis)
- Trends of judicial precedents of counterfeit trademark-related articles and notes on the application thereof (Intellectual Property 21)
- Analysis of judicial precedents of acceptance of common names and commonly used marks (Intellectual Property 21)
- Outline of the Community Trade Mark (CTM) and Comparison of the pros and cons thereof (Patent and Trademark)
- Strategies to register Korean companies’ abroad trademarks under the Madrid Protocol (seminar presentation)

 
 
 

Bok-Neo KIM(Director) 

 

· Graduated from Sungshin Women’s  University with a degree in English Language and Literature (February 1985)
· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (April 2010~present)

 
 
 

Yoon-Jung CHOI(Director) 

 

· Graduated from Ewha Women’s  University with a degree in Social Welfare (February 1998)

· KIM, HONG & ASSOCIATES (2015~present)

 
 
Ⅵ. Legal departments
 

Jong-Gyu KIM(Attorney at Law) 

 

Academic Background

· LL.M., University of Mannheim in Germany
· LL.D., Sungkyunkwan University
· LL.M., Sungkyunkwan University
· LL.B., Sungkyunkwan University

 

Activities

· a board member at Seoul Bar Association
· a conciliation committee member at Seoul Bar Association

 
 
 

Han-Cheol JUNG(Attorney at Law) 

 

Academic Background

· LL.B., Sungkyunkwan University

 

Professional Career

· Yangjae Law Firm
· Davida Law Firm

 

Activities

· a member at Small Business Consulting Lawyers’ Association
· a member in the free legal aid business for counseling a sexual violence
  victim at Korean Sexual Violence Crisis Center
· a member in the free legal aid business for construction claim at Korean
  Commercial Arbitration Board