Kim & Chang (2007-Present)
Partner, AKKT Attorneys at Law, Munich, Germany (2003-2007)
Regensburg District Court, Bankruptcy Trustee (2003-2007)
Gruber Attorneys at Law (2002-2003)
- Supported European machinery and electronics company in stopping of 3rd party’s design infringement
- Advised European auto parts company in defense in criminal unfair labor practice court case
- Assisted European tube manufacturer in successfully overcoming office actions against patent applications.
- Assisted major European media company with prior art search leading to successful invalidation of an NPE’s patent in European patent litigation.
- Advised Korean auto parts company on defending patent infringement claims in Europe.
- Advised Korean electronics company on defending patent infringement claims in Europe.
- Advised Japanese company in Europe on questions regarding European patent litigation.
- Assisted European sports company with cease and desist letters to large Korean companies regarding trademark issues.
- Assisted European sportswear company in various trademark disputes and assignment negotiations.
- Assisted European measuring tools manufacturer with cease and desist letter to Korean companies based on trademark and design infringement.
- Assisted European fashion manufacturer in various successful civil and administrative actions against a Korean fashion manufacturer.
- Advised large Korean company on appeal against preliminary trademark infringement injunction in Germany.
- Advised global US company on European copyright law.
- Assisted leading European electronics manufacturer in administrative domain action.
- Assisted European automotive supplier with compliance training and review.
- Assisted European industrial equipment supplier with FDI queries.
- Reviewed General T&C for European automotive supplier.
- Assisted European automotive supplier with acquisition of shares in Korean entity.
- Assisted European automation technology company with FDI and HR related inquiries.
- Assisted European finance company with review of corporate agreements and regulatory requirements.
- Assisted European auto company with customs litigation.
- Defended European auto parts company with FX issues.
- Assisted European auto parts company with review of various corporate agreements.
- Assisted European defense company in successful defense of civil litigation through two instances.
- Assisted European supplier to electronics industry in export control case.
- Assisted European measuring company with review of employment agreements.
- Assisted European Pharmaceutical company related to review of distribution agreement.
- Represented European electronics company in successfully obtaining patent-based preliminary injunction.
- Represented Korean automotive supplier in pending patent infringement and invalidation litigation in Germany.
- Advised Korean electronics company on patent infringement litigation system in Germany.
- Advised Japanese optics company on patent infringement litigation system in Germany.
- Represented European sports car company in successful cancellation of Korean trademark.
- Represented European outdoor fashion brand in successful settlement of trademark disputes.
- Represented European pharmaceutical company in successfully obtaining trademark-based injunction.
- Advised US software company on European copyright exhaustion related to permanent software licenses.
- Represented European auto finance company in financial supervisor audit.
- Represented European auto supplier in successful defense of customs audit.
- Advised European vehicle manufacturer on Korean homologation and certification.
- Advised European construction machinery manufacturer on Korean environmental standards.
- Advised European filter company on Korean joint venture aspects.
- Represented European software company with establishment of Korean presence.
- Represented European electronics company with acquisition of shares in Korean company.
- Advised European medical device company with distribution agreements.
- Advised European automotive supplier in transfer-pricing and DTA questions.
- Advised European automotive supplier in joint venture dispute.
- Korea Business Day, Hamburg April/2014, Market Entry in South Korea (presenter)
- KORUM December/2014, IP Right Issues in R&D Cooperation in Korea (co-author)
- Kluwer Smart Charts 2012, Korea Chapter (co-author)
- Kluwer Law International 10/2011, Global Patent Litigation (co-author)
- Kluwer Law International 2011, Patent Practice in Japan and Europe: Notable Differences between Korean and German Patent Infringement and Invalidation Practices (co-author)
- CIP Report 02/2010, Korean Scope Confirmation Trial (co-author)
- KORUM April/2008, Safe Servicing of Intent Declarations (author)
Second State Examination in Law (2002)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Munich High Court (2000-2002)
First State Examination in Law (2000)
College of Law, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany (1994-1999)
Admitted to German bar, Munich (2002)
German, English and Korean