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Stephen T. BANG Foreign Attorney (Admitted in California)

Stephen T. BANG Foreign Attorney
Stephen T. BANG Foreign Attorney

Stephen T. BANGForeign Attorney (Admitted in California)

T.+82-2-2122-3507F.+82-2-2122-3800E.stbang@kimchang.com

Areas of Expertise

Overview

Mr. Bang is a foreign legal consultant at Kim & Chang who is a member of the California Bar and registered to practice before the United States Patent Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Bang practiced in the U.S. handling intellectual property matters including patent, trademark and copyright litigation as well as patent and trademark prosecution.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Bang was the co-founder of a start-up providing custom database software and information systems security solutions.

At Kim & Chang, Mr. Bang specializes in:

  • Civil and administrative litigation including patent infringement actions, patent invalidity actions, and Korea Trade Commission actions 
  • Patent portfolio management and prosecution strategy
  • Patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, and prior art search opinions
  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications 
  • IP licensing negotiations, enforcement, and settlement
  • Trade secret misappropriation enforcement  
  • Forensics investigations including cybercrime, hacking attack, privacy, and trade secret misappropriation cases 
  • Export control compliance and customs regulation compliance 
  • Regulatory compliance investigations
  • Emissions and safety certifications

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2008-Present)

The Soni Law Firm (2005-2008)

Garrett & Tully (2003-2005)

Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker (2001-2003)

Co-founder and Lead Programmer, Celerus Systems (1996-1998)

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Awards

  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (IAM, 2021)

Publications/Activities
    • "Patent Protection of Computer Program Inventions" (Co-author, ILO Intellectual Property Newsletter, 2016)
    • “Patents in Asia 2015: South Korea,” Si Yul Lee, Stephen T Bang, Ho Yeon Lee, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Issue 74, pp.133-136, November/December 2015. 
    • “How to Prepare for Korean Patent Litigation,” Managing Intellectual Property, April 28, 2014. 
    • “Courts Act to Strengthen Patent Protection,” 2014 IP Value: Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value, 12th Edition, IAM pp.126-31. 
    • Webinar: South Korea's Legal Framework and Patent Enforcement, James Nurton (MIP), J. Kenneth Oh (LG Display), Duck Soon Chang (Kim & Chang), Stephen Bang (Kim & Chang), February 13, 2014. 
    • Speaking Engagement: “Cyber Crime in South Korea,” 19th International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) Annual Conference, Seoul, South Korea (2013). 
    • “Patent law amendment: Extension of Safe Harbour Grace Period for Novelty,” Co-Author: Hyejung Lee, International Law Office (ILO), June 25, 2012 
    • “Supreme Court Recognizes Compensation to Employee for Work-for-hire Invention as Co-inventor,” Co-Author: Hyejung Lee, Lexology / Association of Corporate Counsel, April 9, 2012. 
    • "Development Regarding the Application of Competition Law to the Licensing of Patents – Promulgation of Guidelines for Fair Patent License Agreements,” Co-Author: Ji-Eun Kim, Lexology, April 9, 2012. 
    • "Remunerating Work-For-Hire Inventions in South Korea," Co-Author: Ju Young Kim, Managing Intellectual Property, May 30, 2011. 
    • "A Six-Month Safe Harbor For Novelty-Destroying Events," Co-Author: Hyung-Geun Ji, New Matter / Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, January 1, 2011, New Matter, Volume 35, Number 4, pp7-10. 
    • "Revisions to the Korean Patent Act to Be Implemented Based on Patent Law Treaty," Co-Author: Katie Kui-Dong Lee, World Intellectual Property Report (BNA), January 6, 2011. 
    • "KIPO Introduces New Patent Rules," Co-Author: Jack Eui-Hwan Jung, Managing Intellectual Property, September 8, 2008 
    • "Supreme Court Rules on Numerical Limitation Invention," Co-Author: Hyung-Geun Ji, International Law Office (ILO), October 25, 2010. 
    • "KIPO's PCT Popularity," Co-Author: Jack Eui-Hwan Jung, Managing Intellectual Property, February 1, 2009. 
    • "Forfeiture of Computer Equipment: Preventing Criminals from Getting Back to Work," McGeorge Law Review, 31 McGeorge L. Rev. 253 (2000). 
    • "Trigger Locks and Warning Labels on Firearms Become a Reality," McGeorge Law Review, 31 McGeorge L. Rev. 265 (2000).

Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 2001)

Intellectual Property Concentration Certificate (2001)

McGeorge Law Review, Managing Editor (2000-2001)

McGeorge Law Review, Legislative Review Staff Writer (1999-2000)

The Transnational Lawyer, Comment Staff Writer (1999-2000)

University of California, Irvine (B.A. 1996)

Qualifications

Admitted to bar, California, 2001

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2001

Languages

English and Korean

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Stephen T. BANG
Foreign Attorney (Admitted in California)


T. +82-2-2122-3507      
F. +82-2-2122-3800
     


  




Mr. Bang is a foreign legal consultant at Kim & Chang who is a member of the California Bar and registered to practice before the United States Patent Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Bang practiced in the U.S. handling intellectual property matters including patent, trademark and copyright litigation as well as patent and trademark prosecution.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Bang was the co-founder of a start-up providing custom database software and information systems security solutions.

At Kim & Chang, Mr. Bang specializes in:

  • Civil and administrative litigation including patent infringement actions, patent invalidity actions, and Korea Trade Commission actions 
  • Patent portfolio management and prosecution strategy
  • Patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, and prior art search opinions
  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications 
  • IP licensing negotiations, enforcement, and settlement
  • Trade secret misappropriation enforcement  
  • Forensics investigations including cybercrime, hacking attack, privacy, and trade secret misappropriation cases 
  • Export control compliance and customs regulation compliance 
  • Regulatory compliance investigations
  • Emissions and safety certifications





    Kim & Chang (2008-Present)

    The Soni Law Firm (2005-2008)

    Garrett & Tully (2003-2005)

    Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker (2001-2003)

    Co-founder and Lead Programmer, Celerus Systems (1996-1998)






Awards

  •   IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (IAM, 2021)

Publications/Activities

  •   "Patent Protection of Computer Program Inventions" (Co-author, ILO Intellectual Property Newsletter, 2016)
  •   “Patents in Asia 2015: South Korea,” Si Yul Lee, Stephen T Bang, Ho Yeon Lee, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Issue 74, pp.133-136, November/December 2015. 
  •   “How to Prepare for Korean Patent Litigation,” Managing Intellectual Property, April 28, 2014. 
  •   “Courts Act to Strengthen Patent Protection,” 2014 IP Value: Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value, 12th Edition, IAM pp.126-31. 
  •   Webinar: South Korea's Legal Framework and Patent Enforcement, James Nurton (MIP), J. Kenneth Oh (LG Display), Duck Soon Chang (Kim & Chang), Stephen Bang (Kim & Chang), February 13, 2014. 
  •   Speaking Engagement: “Cyber Crime in South Korea,” 19th International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) Annual Conference, Seoul, South Korea (2013). 
  •   “Patent law amendment: Extension of Safe Harbour Grace Period for Novelty,” Co-Author: Hyejung Lee, International Law Office (ILO), June 25, 2012 
  •   “Supreme Court Recognizes Compensation to Employee for Work-for-hire Invention as Co-inventor,” Co-Author: Hyejung Lee, Lexology / Association of Corporate Counsel, April 9, 2012. 
  •   "Development Regarding the Application of Competition Law to the Licensing of Patents – Promulgation of Guidelines for Fair Patent License Agreements,” Co-Author: Ji-Eun Kim, Lexology, April 9, 2012. 
  •   "Remunerating Work-For-Hire Inventions in South Korea," Co-Author: Ju Young Kim, Managing Intellectual Property, May 30, 2011. 
  •   "A Six-Month Safe Harbor For Novelty-Destroying Events," Co-Author: Hyung-Geun Ji, New Matter / Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, January 1, 2011, New Matter, Volume 35, Number 4, pp7-10. 
  •   "Revisions to the Korean Patent Act to Be Implemented Based on Patent Law Treaty," Co-Author: Katie Kui-Dong Lee, World Intellectual Property Report (BNA), January 6, 2011. 
  •   "KIPO Introduces New Patent Rules," Co-Author: Jack Eui-Hwan Jung, Managing Intellectual Property, September 8, 2008 
  •   "Supreme Court Rules on Numerical Limitation Invention," Co-Author: Hyung-Geun Ji, International Law Office (ILO), October 25, 2010. 
  •   "KIPO's PCT Popularity," Co-Author: Jack Eui-Hwan Jung, Managing Intellectual Property, February 1, 2009. 
  •   "Forfeiture of Computer Equipment: Preventing Criminals from Getting Back to Work," McGeorge Law Review, 31 McGeorge L. Rev. 253 (2000). 
  •   "Trigger Locks and Warning Labels on Firearms Become a Reality," McGeorge Law Review, 31 McGeorge L. Rev. 265 (2000).





Education

    University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 2001)

    Intellectual Property Concentration Certificate (2001)

    McGeorge Law Review, Managing Editor (2000-2001)

    McGeorge Law Review, Legislative Review Staff Writer (1999-2000)

    The Transnational Lawyer, Comment Staff Writer (1999-2000)

    University of California, Irvine (B.A. 1996)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, California, 2001

    Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2001


Languages
  •    English and Korean





Patent ,  US ,  Intellectual Property Litigation ,  Intellectual Property ,  Automotive, Aerospace & Transportation ,  Electrical & Semiconductors ,  Computers & Software ,  Telecommunications & ICT (IP) ,  Licensing & IP Transactions ,  IP Counseling & Strategy