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Young Mo Kwon and Seong Ki Kim to Lead the New Strategic Partnership between Lee & Ko and Lee & Ko IP
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2015-02-12

Lee & Ko is pleased to announce the strategic partnership with Lee & Ko IP, a new intellectual property practicing entity established pursuant to the Korean Patent Attorney Act. Lee & Ko IP will become a leading intellectual property firm in Korea offering a full range of intellectual property services in prosecuting patent and trademark applications, leading appeals and oppositions, managing complex patent and trademark portfolios, and providing other critical legal services to protect the client’s valuable intellectual property rights in Korea and abroad. This strategic partnership will allow Lee & Ko to expand on its capabilities to respond to increased market demand for its services.

Lee & Ko IP will be co-chaired by Messrs. Young Mo KWON and Seong Ki KIM.

Mr. Kwon heads the IP Practice Group of Lee & Ko. He is regarded as one of the most reputable intellectual property trial lawyers in Korea with an unrivaled experience in representing multinational Korean conglomerates in some of most important intellectual property cases in Korea, including Samsung v. Apple, DuPont v. Kolon, and Nippon Steel v. POSCO. Mr. Kwon received his LL.M. degree from the University of Washington Law School and gained considerable cross-border experience as an associate at the U.S. law firm, Anderson Kill & Olick. He graduated from Seoul National University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Mr. Kim contributes his vast experience gained from not only his private practice but also from his former service in the government as a patent examiner and as a negotiator for various international IP treatises, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. Mr. Kim is a Korean patent attorney as well as a member of New York and D.C. Bars. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Law (J.D.), Korea Advanced Institute Science and Technology (M.S. in Chemistry), and Seoul National University (M.P.A. and B.S. in Chemistry).

With an over 30-year history, Lee & Ko has the most prestigious intellectual property practice group in Korea. The IP Practice Group has represented some of the largest multinational and domestic Korean corporations to enforce and protect their intellectual property rights around the world. In recognition for its accomplishments, Lee & Ko’s IP Practice Group has consistently been ranked in the top tier by global law firm research and evaluation publishers, including Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

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