IPBC Korea 2019 will bring together contributions from some of the foremost thought leaders from major domestic and international IP owners plus industry regulators and disruptors. For information about speaking and participation options, please contact Kint Hui on khui@GlobeBMG.com

Click here to view the full speaker faculty from the IPBC Korea 2018.

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Andrew An
Legal Director
Oriental Brewery
Andrew An is Legal Director at Oriental Brewery, an affiliate company of the AB InBev group – one of the largest beer companies in the world and the owner of more than 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona. Oriental Brewery is also the number one beer company in Korea, owning many renowned brands, including CASS (the number one beer brand in Korea), OB and Cafri.

Mr An has more than 20 years’ experience at Oriental Brewery, where he is responsible for major litigation and risk management. He also has expertise in managing and protecting Oriental Brewery’s brands in compliance with the various industry-specific regulations for liquor businesses.

Mr An has managed more than 1,000 registered IP rights, including those of CASS, whose brand value he has successfully protected in infringement cases in China.
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Jungnyun Cho
Patent Attorney
SK Holdings
Jungnyun Cho is a Patent Attorney in SK Holdings Co Ltd’s law department in Korea, where he oversees IP rights management, litigation and other legal matters. Mr Cho joined SK Holdings in 2011 and has built its IP legal team and established and managed all regulations regarding compensation for employee inventions. Mr Cho is also responsible for all IP-related disputes and litigation, including patent and copyright lawsuits. He has developed an IP portfolio that is well suited to the software and system integration sectors. Mr Cho focuses on securing IP for fourth industry revolution technologies, including AI, blockchain, cloud and Big Data analysis. He began his IP career in 2007 as a Patent Attorney in a patent law firm which represented global electronic manufacturing corporations. He has a BS in physics from Korea University and a BS in IP law from the Korean Intellectual Property Office.
Min Sheo Choi
Director, IP Business
Min-Sheo Choi is a director of the IP business team at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Daejeon, Korea, where he is in charge of patent licensing, litigation and other types of IP-based monetisation. His responsibilities at ETRI have previously included streamlining IP strategy, facilitating global collaborative research arrangements, helping researchers to carry out their roles efficiently in the context of international standard development and advising on every aspect of the IP-related issues that the institute faces.

Mr Choi started his career in intellectual property in 1999 as a patent attorney, representing various global information and communications technology firms at the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

He obtained a BS in physics from Sogang University and an MS in information and communications engineering from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He has also completed PhD coursework in bioengineering and brain engineering at KAIST.
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Edwin Garlepp
Patent Attorney
Edwin Garlepp is a Partner in Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP’s electrical patent prosecution practice group. A former Engineer and Patent Examiner at the USPTO, his practice covers all areas of patent law, including securing patent protection, drafting legal opinions and enforcing patents for both domestic and foreign clients, as well as providing strategic client counselling, IP due diligence and risk management assessment in acquisitions and other technology company investments. Mr Garlepp is also well versed in technology licensing and in addressing export control issues relating to inventions by US divisions of foreign companies. Mr Garlepp’s technical expertise includes semiconductor technologies, software technologies, optical systems and wireless communications systems. He has developed particular expertise through patent practice relating to semiconductor devices, processes and manufacturing equipment, automotive lighting systems and fiber telecoms systems.
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Sangmi Han
Patent Attorney
Sangmi Han is a patent attorney in KT’s IP rights department, where she engages in IP strategy, patent prosecution, patent analysis and litigation. She has streamlined KT’s patent portfolio to be suitable its business structure and technology, and focuses on patent strategy for patent utilisation. Her responsibilities recently expanded to include patent monetisation. Before joining KT, Ms Han worked as a patent attorney in Korea, representing Korean electronics clients and various international Fortune 100 electronics clients. She also previously worked in the United States, where she represented Korean electronics clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office. She has an LLM from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MS in electronic engineering from Hanyang University in Korea.
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Jeongjoong Kim
Adjunct Professor

Jeong-Joong Kim is an Adjunct Professor who teaches IP licensing and litigation for KAIST’s IP master’s programme, as well as at Sungkyunkwan University and the Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies. Mr Kim also runs K2G Partners, an IP licensing service company, and is Vice Chair of the Korea Intellectual Property Society. Previously, Mr Kim worked for various companies, including LG Electronics Inc, where he was Vice President of the IP centre. In addition, Mr Kim consulted on IP policy for the Korean National Presidential Council on IP and was President of the Licensing Executives Society Korea from 2011 to 2014. He has 35 years of diverse, hands-on experience in IP licensing and litigation and has authored numerous books on IP licensing and patent claim drafting, including IP Licensing Strategy and How to make a power patent.

Kwangnam Kim
Patent Court of Korea
Kwangnam Kim is a Judge of the Patent Court of Korea. He was appointed in 2010 and has also served as a judge for the Daegu District Court and the Suwon District Court.

Judge Kim was a member of the IP Hub Court’s Preparing Committee, which helped to renew South Korea’s IP court system. He has been a legal adviser to several international IP forums, including the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research. Judge Kim also served as a Visiting Judge for the US District Court of the Northern District of California from July 2017 to October 2018.

Judge Kim has an LLB from Yonsei University and an LLM and a Law and Technology Certificate from Berkeley Law School. He is also a charted financial analyst.
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Yury Kuznetsov
Partner and Head, Patent Practice
Gorodissky & Partners
Yury Kuznetsov joined Gorodissky & Partners in 1999 and was promoted to Partner in 2002. Since 2014, he has led the firm’s patent practice.

Mr Kuznetsov represents multinational and Russian clients. His primary focus is the prosecution and enforcement of patent rights in the electronics, communications, computer system and audio and video engineering fields. Mr Kuznetsov has significant experience in oppositions and appeals before the Russian and Eurasian patent offices and has represented clients in several litigation cases. He also practises IP due diligence and conducts freedom-to-operate analyses, including advising clients on patent infringement matters.
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Chinsu (CS) Lee
Chief Patent Officer
Chinsu Lee is Chief Patent Officer at HUROM Co, Ltd, a global manufacture of kitchen appliances. He is also a Korea-registered Patent Attorney. Previously, Mr Lee was General Counsel at Seoulsemiconductor Co, Ltd, a global LED manufacturer, where he led various global patent infringement proceedings. Mr Lee was also In-House Counsel at Samsung Electronics, primarily in its IP licensing group. Prior to that, Mr Lee was IP Counsel at DR&AJU LLC, a law firm that was ranked seventh in Korea. Mr Lee has achieved undefeated records in patent litigation and has a great reputation for excelling in IP legal disputes and in the licensing field in Korea. Prior to his legal career, he was an Engineer at Korea Electric Power Corporation.
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Ian MacLean
Vice President, IP Services
Ian MacLean provides strategic direction and leadership to a team of specialised engineers, analysts and customer service professionals dedicated to enabling IP groups and law firms to derive value from their patent portfolios.

Before his current role, Mr MacLean was Vice President of Patent Intelligence Services at Chipworks. A veteran of the technology sector, his career spans over 20 years. He has held senior sales, marketing and business development roles at leading technology companies. Mr MacLean has a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
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Stefan Michalski
Patent Attorney
Michalski · Hüttermann & Partner

Stefan Michalski studied chemistry and biochemistry at universities in Hamburg, Goettingen, Paris and Berkeley (California). He completed his studies in 1992 with a PhD in liquid crystals and subsequently became a Patent Attorney. Dr Michalski is admitted to practise as a German Patent Attorney and as a representative before the EPO and the EU Intellectual Property Office. His main areas of IP practice are obtaining protection rights and managing and enforcing patents, patent applications, trademarks and designs – not only before the courts, but also out of the courts or before arbitration courts. Dr Michalski also performs freedom-to-operate analyses, draws up opinions and is highly experienced in strategic patent advice and patent infringement cases, especially in the chemistry, pharmaceuticals and material sciences fields. Dr Michalski is regularly recommended in trade publications and has been featured for many years in the JUVE Handbook and the Legal 500 Germany.

Kyung Hwa Min
Head, IP Centre
LG Chem
Kyung-Hwa Min is an attorney at law in Seoul, Korea and California, United States. He leads LG Chem’s IP centre, having previously worked for two years in the legal/compliance team at LG Corporation. LG Chem’s IP centre is tasked with handling all IP issues, including patent litigation, licensing and patent filing and analysis, providing in-house IP services to many of the company’s business departments. Before joining LG Group, Mr Min worked as a judge for eight years at the Korean district courts, dealing with various cases involving IP matters. He studied nuclear engineering at Seoul National University and worked for 18 months at the Korean Intellectual Property Office after graduating.
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Andrew Park
Andrew Park represents foreign and domestic clients in a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on international transactions, US corporate law and IP counselling, prosecution, enforcement and litigation. His work on behalf of electronics companies, automobile manufacturers, cosmetics companies, chemicals companies and companies in other industries concerning global IP protection, licensing and enforcement, as well as corporate counselling in areas such as Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, antitrust and anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

Mr Park was Chair of the IP Rights Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he advised officials from the US Department of State, the Office of the US Trade Representative, the US embassy in Korea and other public officials and multinationals. Mr Park is also an arbitrator with the WIPO and sits on both the International Trademark Association's Internet Committee and its Domain Disputes Subcommittee.
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Thomas Rößler
Head, New Business
Sisvel Group
Thomas Roessler has a background in business and finance. He has a degree in business administration and is a certified Patent Consultant. Mr Roessler worked for several years as a Market Intelligence Manager at a service provider of Deutsche Bank, managing investment funds focused on patent investments and technology development. Thereafter, he co-founded a company in the data integration and data quality fields. Before joining Sisvel in 2013, Mr Roessler was a Consultant for several companies in the technology transfer and commercialisation fields. At Sisvel, Mr Roessler is Head of New Business.
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Il Won Seo
Patent attorney
Hyundai Electric
Il Won Seo is a Patent Attorney and oversees Hyundai Electric’s patent management and technical planning. He has a PhD in electrical engineering.
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Youngtack Shim
Seoul National University
Prof. Youngtack Shim received his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Seoul National University and KAIST (both in Korea). Prof. Shim received his PhD in biomedical engineering and JD, both from Duke University (U.S.). He then worked as a patent attorney for the major U.S. patent law-firms such as Fish & Richardson and Pennie & Edmonds. After returning to Korea, Prof. Shim worked as the COO in the Technology Licensing Office at his alma mater (SNU) and then managed “Intellectual Ventures Korea” as the President. Almost for a decade, he then had served his alma mater as the Invited Professor of Law at the School of Law at SNU, while teaching patent law and commercialization. Prof. Shim is now a professor at SUNY Korea (Songdo, Korea), while actively involved in a Korean software startup “Firstface” as the Co-CEO. Inventor Shim is still inventing in anytime and anywhere he sees fit ...
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Joe Sommer
Vice President, IP
Joe Sommer has been involved in various forms of monetisation of AT&T’s patent assets and technology for over 20 years. Mr Sommer has participated in M&A transactions, standards consortium pool formations, patent valuations, managed company-wide de facto and standard-based patent licensing programmes, designed corporate-wide IP education courses, instituted and managed a patent sales programme, managed two full patent portfolio analysis projects and created a portfolio taxonomy for an early instantiation of the AT&T portfolio for ease of analysis. He has also worked with venture capitalists to leverage portions of AT&T’s patent and technology assets for high value.
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Yu Yuan (YY) Tan
Head, IP Solutions, Asia-Pacific
Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company
Yu Yuan Tan is Head of IP Solutions for Asia-Pacific at Bureau van Dijk – a Moody’s Analytics company. He manages the company’s business within the IP sector, as well as its industry-leading patents and company data solutions – Orbis Intellectual Property. Mr Tan has spent his career engaging with government officials and academics within the IP research and innovation space. He started his career in higher education solutions at Pearson, before venturing into the scientific research and IP fields at Clarivate Analytics. Mr Tan has a degree in economics from the National University of Singapore.
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Dallas Wilkinson
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Dallas Wilkinson is a customer-focused, strategic international leader who grows businesses and people by applying and commercialising technology. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the global mining services sector and has worked in more than 60 countries in roles spanning R&D, technology support and management, sales, marketing, business and general management, strategy, safety, risk, manufacturing, operations and business turnarounds. He is Managing Director of Asia-Pacific at the Dennemeyer Group.

Dr Wilkinson has served on boards for non-profit and commercial entities. He is a Non-executive Director for Austmine and holds directorships within the Dennemeyer Group.
Dr Wilkinson has a PhD in chemistry and an MBA in technology management. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Australasian institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institute of Quarrying and a member of the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand.
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Changha Yoo
General Counsel
Changha Yoo is General Counsel at TMON and is a New York Attorney. Mr Yoo has an LLM from the Georgetown University Law Centre and an LLB from the College of Law at Korea University.