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Monica Hyon Kyong LEEU Patent Attorney

Monica Hyon Kyong LEEU Patent Attorney
Monica Hyon Kyong LEEU Patent Attorney

Monica Hyon Kyong LEEUPatent Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1211F.+82-2-2122-3800E.hkleeu@kimchang.com

Areas of Expertise

Overview

Monica Leeu is a senior patent attorney managing the Integrated Technology Patent Practice of Kim & Chang.

Since joining Kim & Chang in 1997, Ms. Leeu has practiced all aspects of patent law including patent litigation, patent prosecution and opinion matters.

Ms. Leeu has extensive experience in patent prosecution and litigation involving various technologies with a focus on pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology and electronic materials.  She has played a leadership role in numerous patent trials and litigations, including some of the leading landmark cases in Korea. Her recent practice involves counseling clients on diverse patent and technology-related issues, including pharmaceutical industry regulations and antitrust laws.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Leeu worked at S.Y. Cha Patent Firm in Korea (1995-1996).

She is a member of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association and AIPPI.  She participated as a speaker at the World Congress of AIPPI in 2012 and AIPPI trilateral meeting in 2014.  She was featured in The Legal 500 as a "responsive, professional, and knowledgeable" patent attorney in 2012.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (1997-Present)

S.Y. Cha Patent Office (1995.12.-1996.12.)

Representative MattersView All

Representative Cases
 
  • Represented a Fortune 100 pharmaeceutical compnay in a patent invalidation and infringement actions relating to pharmaceutical products
  • Represented a biotech company in patent infringement action relating to animal cloning technology and successfully settled the case
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in patent scope-confirmation actions relating to pharmaceutical products and prevailed
  • Represented a global electronics company in a patent infringement action relating to electronic materials and successfully settled the case
 
Specialties
 
  • Patent litigation and trials
  • Patent prosecution and appeals
  • Patent-related pharmaceutical regulatory matters
  • Patent-related matters regarding fair trade law

Representative ActivitiesView All

Publications/Activities
    • Speaker, "Second medical use inventions in Korea," 2014 AIPPI Trilateral Meeting (2014.6.)
    • Speaker, “Settlement of Pharma Disputes and Competition Law in Korea,” 2012 AIPPI Congress (2012.10.)
    • "Working it out-New Korean Law Governing Work-for-hire Inventions," (Patent World, May 2006)
    • "Drug Data Given Strong Protection," (Managing Intellectual Property, March 2005)
    • “A Novel Strong Promoter of the groEX Operon of Symbiotic Bacteria in Amoeba proteus,” Gene 128, 43-49 (1994)

Education

Franklin Pierce Law Center (MIP, 2002)

Graduate School of Education, Seoul National University (Completion of course work for a Ph.D., Cell Biology, 1994)

Graduate School of Education, Seoul National University (M.S., Cell Biology, 1992)

University of Tennessee (Research Scholar, 1991)

College of Education, Seoul National University (B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, 1990)

Qualifications

Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1995

Languages

Korean and English

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Monica Hyon Kyong LEEU
Patent Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1211      
F. +82-2-2122-3800
     


  




Monica Leeu is a senior patent attorney managing the Integrated Technology Patent Practice of Kim & Chang.

Since joining Kim & Chang in 1997, Ms. Leeu has practiced all aspects of patent law including patent litigation, patent prosecution and opinion matters.

Ms. Leeu has extensive experience in patent prosecution and litigation involving various technologies with a focus on pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology and electronic materials.  She has played a leadership role in numerous patent trials and litigations, including some of the leading landmark cases in Korea. Her recent practice involves counseling clients on diverse patent and technology-related issues, including pharmaceutical industry regulations and antitrust laws.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Leeu worked at S.Y. Cha Patent Firm in Korea (1995-1996).

She is a member of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association and AIPPI.  She participated as a speaker at the World Congress of AIPPI in 2012 and AIPPI trilateral meeting in 2014.  She was featured in The Legal 500 as a "responsive, professional, and knowledgeable" patent attorney in 2012.






    Kim & Chang (1997-Present)

    S.Y. Cha Patent Office (1995.12.-1996.12.)






Representative Cases
 
  •   Represented a Fortune 100 pharmaeceutical compnay in a patent invalidation and infringement actions relating to pharmaceutical products
  •   Represented a biotech company in patent infringement action relating to animal cloning technology and successfully settled the case
  •   Represented a major pharmaceutical company in patent scope-confirmation actions relating to pharmaceutical products and prevailed
  •   Represented a global electronics company in a patent infringement action relating to electronic materials and successfully settled the case
 
Specialties
 
  •   Patent litigation and trials
  •   Patent prosecution and appeals
  •   Patent-related pharmaceutical regulatory matters
  •   Patent-related matters regarding fair trade law





Publications/Activities

  •   Speaker, "Second medical use inventions in Korea," 2014 AIPPI Trilateral Meeting (2014.6.)
  •   Speaker, “Settlement of Pharma Disputes and Competition Law in Korea,” 2012 AIPPI Congress (2012.10.)
  •   "Working it out-New Korean Law Governing Work-for-hire Inventions," (Patent World, May 2006)
  •   "Drug Data Given Strong Protection," (Managing Intellectual Property, March 2005)
  •   “A Novel Strong Promoter of the groEX Operon of Symbiotic Bacteria in Amoeba proteus,” Gene 128, 43-49 (1994)





Education

    Franklin Pierce Law Center (MIP, 2002)

    Graduate School of Education, Seoul National University (Completion of course work for a Ph.D., Cell Biology, 1994)

    Graduate School of Education, Seoul National University (M.S., Cell Biology, 1992)

    University of Tennessee (Research Scholar, 1991)

    College of Education, Seoul National University (B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, 1990)


Qualifications

    Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1995


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Patent ,  Intellectual Property ,  Biotechnology & Life Sciences ,  Healthcare & Medical Devices ,  France ,  Energy & Renewables