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[KAIPBA] 2016 Korea Roadshow Report

November 7, 2016


Dear KAIPBA members:


I am glad to report that the twelve delegates from the KAIPBA finished a successful trip to Korea during October 18-20 and 22, 2016.  Further to the 1st KAIPBA Roadshow in 2014, this was the second delegation trip to Korea by the KAIPBA. The delegates visited to meet the leadership of and made presentations for the Korea Intellectual Property Office (October 18, 2016), Korea Intellectual Property Protection Agency (October 19, 2016), and Korea Patent Attorney Association (October 20, 2016). 


Presentations by the KAIPBA delegates cover a wide range of topics including, among others, updates on the recent patent eligible subject matter decisions and the USPTO's examination guidance, and overall US patent dispute issues at various venues including USPTO PTAB, ITC, and U.S. Supreme Court.  On October 22, 2016, the KAIPBA delegates visited to meet the professors at the DanKook University, IP Education Center and gave lectures to students at IP Education Center.  (The KAIPBA leadership signed a MOU with the DanKook University, IP Education Center on December 17, 2015.) 


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The KAIPBA delegates were

            -  Mr. Hae-Chan Park (HC Park & Associates)

            -  Ms. Sunhee (Sunny) Lee (Sughrue Mion, PLLC)

            -  Mr. Sung Pil Kim (Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC)

            -  Mr. Justin H. Kim (Maxon IP, LLC)

            -  Mr. Steve Jaeyoun Kim (Novick, Kim & Lee, PLLC)

            -  Ms. Misung Lee (Brundidge & Stanger, PC)

            -  Mr. Sung-Hoon Kim (Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP)

            -  Mr. Joon Woo Hong (USPTO)

            -  Mr. Sungyong (David) In (Ichthus International Law PLLC)

            -  Ms. Sujin Park (Sughrue Mion PLLC)

            -  Mr. Sang Chul Kwon (Goldilocks Zone IP Law)

            -  Mr. Dae Gunn Jei (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)


I would like to thank very much for the leadership of the KIPO, KOIPA, and KPAA, and the professors of DanKook University for their hospitality and cooperation as well as the KAIPBA delegates for their commitment and excellent job. 


Best regards,


Sung Pil Kim

President of KAIPBA

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