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Man Gi PAIK Patent Attorney

Man Gi PAIK Patent Attorney
Man Gi PAIK Patent Attorney

Man Gi PAIKPatent Attorney

T.+82-2-2122-3501F.+82-2-2122-3800E.mgpaik@kimchang.com

Areas of Expertise

Overview

Man-Gi Paik is a senior patent attorney at Kim & Chang.  He practices primarily in patent prosecution, licensing, litigation, and strategy counselling on intellectual property (IP).

With over thirty six years of practice in international and domestic IP matters, Mr. Paik has developed practical experience and expertise in a variety of IP issues and practices, including strategic patent prosecution, patent licensing tactics and patent monetization.  He further advises on prior art search techniques, freedom-to practice opinion, and strategic IP management consulting for both public and private sector.

As a leading member of the Intellectual Property Practice of Kim & Chang, Mr. Paik works extensively with a broad range of companies in information technology industry, such as mobile phone companies, consumer electronics companies, semiconductor companies and medical equipment companies.  He is an expert in advising on IP issues related to electronics and software technology and also an expert in advising government policy-related matters.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, he was with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) from 1978, as a patent examiner in the electronics field after graduating from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.  During his 21-year career as a civil servant, he was appointed to a number of key positions in KIPO as well as in the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE).  He has intimate knowledge of KIPO, serving as a patent examiner, appellate trial examiner, and associate professor in International Intellectual Property Training Institute in Korea and the Director of Computerization.  In MOTIE, in addition to his role as the Director of Information Industry Promotion Division and the Director of Semiconductor Industry Division (where he was nick-named as “Mr. Semiconductor”), the highlight of his government service was as Director General in Industrial Technology Policy Division overseeing the nation’s industrial and technological policy.

As one of the architects of the National Innovation System, Mr. Paik drafted many innovation policy-related laws including Technology Infrastructure Promotion Law and Basic Electronic Commerce Law in Korea.  While working as Director of the Semiconductor Industry Division in MOTIE in 1992, he was also responsible for preparing a draft law related to a layout-design of a semiconductor in Korea which is now widely recognized as a new intellectual property right.

He is a member of National Academy of Engineering in Korea since 2005.  He was also a member of the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property.  He is currently the Chairman of the Korean Association for Intellectual Property Services.  Mr. Paik was an adjunct professor and a board member of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.  Also, he had served as a member of policy advisory board to the commissioner of KIPO.

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (1999-Present)

President, Office of Strategic R&D Planning, MOTIE (2017-Present)

Member, Policy Advisory Board to KIPO commissioner(2013-Present)

Chairman, IP Leaders Forum (2012-Present)

Member, Board of Directors, KAIST (2012-2018)

Member, Presidential Council on Intellectual Property (2011-2015)

Vice Chairman, Korean Intellectual Property Society (2011-Present)

Member, Adjunct Professor, Master of Intellectual Property, Korea Advanced Institute of

Science and Technology (2010-2018)

Chairman, Korean Association for Intellectual Property Services (2008-Present)

Member, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (2005-Present)

Director General, Examination IV Bureau, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) (1998-1999)

Director General, Industrial Technology Bureau, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Energy (MOCIE) (1997-1998)

Appellate Trial Examiner, KIPO (1997)

Director, Industrial Technology Policy Division, MOCIE (1993-1996)

Director, Semiconductor Industry Division, MOCIE (1992-1993)

Director, Information Industry Promotion Division, MOCIE (1989-1992)

Associate Professor, International Intellectual Property Training Institute, KIPO (1987-1988)

Director, Electronics Examination Division, KIPO (1987)

Deputy Director, Electronics Industry Bureau, MOCIE (1980-1987)

Examiner, Electronics Examination Division, KIPO (1978-1980)

Representative MattersView All

  • Strategic patent prosecution in Korea for IT multinational companies 
  • IP portfolio management and monetization counselling for Korean IT and medical companies
  • Patent trial strategies counselling for high technology companies
  • IP Policy counselling related to KIPO and MOTIE

Representative ActivitiesView All

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Intellectual Property (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2018)
  • IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists (2017-2018)
  • Chambers Global (2011): Named as a leading individual for IP in Korea ("known for his outstanding expertise in electronics", “noted for his impressive knowledge in the electronics sector”)
  • Chambers Asia 2010-2011: Named as a leading individual for IP in Korea ("hands-on expertise and extremely professional approach”)
  • Legal Media Group Expert Guide (2009): Named as a leading Patent Law Practitioners in Korea
  • Chambers Asia 2008: Named as a leading individual for IP in Korea
    ("encyclopedic knowledge of South Korean IP matters")
  • IFLR 1000 / Legal Media Group Expert Guide: Named as a leading expert for IP in Korea

Education

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (M.B.A, 1984)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (M.E., Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 1978)

Seoul National University, College of Engineering (B.E., Electronics Engineering, 1976)

Qualifications

Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1998

Languages

Korean and English

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T. +82-2-2122-3501      F. +82-2-2122-3800     


  




Man-Gi Paik is a senior patent attorney at Kim & Chang.  He practices primarily in patent prosecution, licensing, litigation, and strategy counselling on intellectual property (IP).

With over thirty six years of practice in international and domestic IP matters, Mr. Paik has developed practical experience and expertise in a variety of IP issues and practices, including strategic patent prosecution, patent licensing tactics and patent monetization.  He further advises on prior art search techniques, freedom-to practice opinion, and strategic IP management consulting for both public and private sector.

As a leading member of the Intellectual Property Practice of Kim & Chang, Mr. Paik works extensively with a broad range of companies in information technology industry, such as mobile phone companies, consumer electronics companies, semiconductor companies and medical equipment companies.  He is an expert in advising on IP issues related to electronics and software technology and also an expert in advising government policy-related matters.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, he was with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) from 1978, as a patent examiner in the electronics field after graduating from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.  During his 21-year career as a civil servant, he was appointed to a number of key positions in KIPO as well as in the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE).  He has intimate knowledge of KIPO, serving as a patent examiner, appellate trial examiner, and associate professor in International Intellectual Property Training Institute in Korea and the Director of Computerization.  In MOTIE, in addition to his role as the Director of Information Industry Promotion Division and the Director of Semiconductor Industry Division (where he was nick-named as “Mr. Semiconductor”), the highlight of his government service was as Director General in Industrial Technology Policy Division overseeing the nation’s industrial and technological policy.

As one of the architects of the National Innovation System, Mr. Paik drafted many innovation policy-related laws including Technology Infrastructure Promotion Law and Basic Electronic Commerce Law in Korea.  While working as Director of the Semiconductor Industry Division in MOTIE in 1992, he was also responsible for preparing a draft law related to a layout-design of a semiconductor in Korea which is now widely recognized as a new intellectual property right.

He is a member of National Academy of Engineering in Korea since 2005.  He was also a member of the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property.  He is currently the Chairman of the Korean Association for Intellectual Property Services.  Mr. Paik was an adjunct professor and a board member of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.  Also, he had served as a member of policy advisory board to the commissioner of KIPO.






    Kim & Chang (1999-Present)

    President, Office of Strategic R&D Planning, MOTIE (2017-Present)

    Member, Policy Advisory Board to KIPO commissioner(2013-Present)

    Chairman, IP Leaders Forum (2012-Present)

    Member, Board of Directors, KAIST (2012-2018)

    Member, Presidential Council on Intellectual Property (2011-2015)

    Vice Chairman, Korean Intellectual Property Society (2011-Present)

    Member, Adjunct Professor, Master of Intellectual Property, Korea Advanced Institute of

    Science and Technology (2010-2018)

    Chairman, Korean Association for Intellectual Property Services (2008-Present)

    Member, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (2005-Present)

    Director General, Examination IV Bureau, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) (1998-1999)

    Director General, Industrial Technology Bureau, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Energy (MOCIE) (1997-1998)

    Appellate Trial Examiner, KIPO (1997)

    Director, Industrial Technology Policy Division, MOCIE (1993-1996)

    Director, Semiconductor Industry Division, MOCIE (1992-1993)

    Director, Information Industry Promotion Division, MOCIE (1989-1992)

    Associate Professor, International Intellectual Property Training Institute, KIPO (1987-1988)

    Director, Electronics Examination Division, KIPO (1987)

    Deputy Director, Electronics Industry Bureau, MOCIE (1980-1987)

    Examiner, Electronics Examination Division, KIPO (1978-1980)






  •   Strategic patent prosecution in Korea for IT multinational companies 
  •   IP portfolio management and monetization counselling for Korean IT and medical companies
  •   Patent trial strategies counselling for high technology companies
  •   IP Policy counselling related to KIPO and MOTIE





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Intellectual Property (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)
  •   IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2018)
  •   IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists (2017-2018)
  •   Chambers Global (2011): Named as a leading individual for IP in Korea ("known for his outstanding expertise in electronics", “noted for his impressive knowledge in the electronics sector”)
  •   Chambers Asia 2010-2011: Named as a leading individual for IP in Korea ("hands-on expertise and extremely professional approach”)
  •   Legal Media Group Expert Guide (2009): Named as a leading Patent Law Practitioners in Korea
  •   Chambers Asia 2008: Named as a leading individual for IP in Korea
    ("encyclopedic knowledge of South Korean IP matters")
  •   IFLR 1000 / Legal Media Group Expert Guide: Named as a leading expert for IP in Korea





Education

    University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (M.B.A, 1984)

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (M.E., Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 1978)

    Seoul National University, College of Engineering (B.E., Electronics Engineering, 1976)


Qualifications

    Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1998


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Electrical & Semiconductors ,  Intellectual Property Litigation ,  Intellectual Property