Jin-Hoe Kim

Jin-Hoe Kim

Senior Partner

Lee International IP & Law

South Korea

South Korea


+82 2 2279 3631

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Jin-Hoe Kim

Areas of Expertise

Trademarks, Enforcement, IP Litigation, Pharma & Biotech, IT & Telecoms


Jin-Hoe Kim is a distinguished patent attorney with over 27 years of experience, specializing inthe fields of chemistry, biology and pharmaceuticals. He has been with Lee International IP &Law since 1997. Prior to his career with Lee International IP & Law, he served as both a patentattorney and a patent engineer with Y.S. Chang & Associates from 1992 to 1997. He has anoutstanding record of leading inter partes trials, such as confirmation of scope actions andinvalidity actions before the IPTAB and also handling appeal proceedings before the Patent Court and the Korea Supreme Court. He regularly advises clients on the handling of intellectual property transactions and license agreements. He also represents clients in IP trials and otherlitigation matters in these same technology fields. His clients range from the largestmultinational corporations to medium-sized companies, as well as institutes and universities.

Because Mr. Kim possesses a profound understanding of the culture, language and the IP practices of Japan, he leads the firm’s Japan practice group. In this capacity, he providesJapanese clients with a fully customized and understandable package of legal services gearedspecifically to their needs.

Mr. Kim has been an active writer and invitedspeaker in his practice areas, most notably on thetopics of external limitations, infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, application ofprosecution history estoppel, and patent term extension systems in Korea. He has published anumber of articles on these and other related topics.

Mr. Kim is a current member of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA), the AsianPatent Attorneys Association (APAA), the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), theLicensing Executives Society Japan (LES JAPAN) and the Japan Trademark Association (JTA). He is a graduate of Seoul National University with a B.S. in microbiology (1987) and an M.S. inbiochemistry and molecular biology (1989).

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