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joined AIP Patent & Law Firm in 2003 as a partner and has been managing the firm’s patent filing team ever since. Prior to joining AIP, Yun served 8 years as an examiner at the Korean Industrial Property Office (KIPO), where he worked in the General Machinery Division, the Organic Chemistry Division, and as an assistant trial examiner. As such, he has extensive understanding of the examination and trial procedures in South Korea. Yun also has a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
s one of the world’s most vibrant markets, the number of patents granted in South Korea by the Korean Industrial Property Office (KIPO) has been steadily rising. In just a single year, 2018, patent filings increased by nearly 5% over the previous year – and 3.6% of these (47,410 applications) were filed by international claimants. As with any country, South Korea has its own intellectual property standards and requirements. Here’s what you need to know to extend protection of your IP to South Korea.