Telecommunications & ICT (IP)
“Kim & Chang has been the first choice for the most difficult and high profile cases. If Kim & Chang cannot solve it, it means no one in this country can solve it.” – Managing Intellectual Property
The Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) fields include a variety of technologies such as wired and wireless communication networks, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile devices and communications, wearable devices, and cloud computing; and they are the core technical areas for an information society.
Among the members of Kim & Chang’s IP Group are patent attorneys with R&D experience in the telecommunications and ICT fields who have experience working with communication standards as well as in-house experience in managing IP portfolios at foreign and domestic companies.
A deep understanding of communications standards is essential particularly in the field of telecommunications and ICT. Kim & Chang has a talented pool of technology and patent professionals with relevant experience in communication standards used by leading telecommunications companies.
Kim & Chang has extensive experience in global patent litigation, including infringement litigations between domestic companies in the field of telecommunications and ICT. The members of our Telecommunications & ICT practice are often involved in global patent disputes that arise in the course of intensifying competition between domestic and foreign manufacturers of smartphones, and we have successfully defended domestic infringement lawsuits based on various smartphone-related patents, including patents relating to communication standards.
In the field of telecommunications and ICT, the rapid pace of technological progress leads to a variety of legal issues. Our team members regularly work on FRAND issues related to standards-essential patents, M&A of ICT companies for technology acquisition, etc., and actively cooperate with various legal groups at Kim & Chang with expertise in the relevant field to provide effective legal solutions for our clients.