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Young KIM Patent Attorney

Young KIM Patent Attorney
Young KIM Patent Attorney

Young KIMPatent Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1213F.+82-2-2122-3800E.ykim@kimchang.com

Areas of Expertise

Overview

Young Kim is a senior partner at Kim & Chang, and practices all aspects of intellectual property law, specializing particularly in patent law. Ms. Kim has handled numerous landmark patent cases, including Supreme Court cases involving issues of indirect infringement, doctrine of equivalents, description requirements for a pharmaceutical invention and patentability of a selection invention. She has also handled many patent infringement cases involving pharmaceuticals, biotech, polymers, optical products, glasses and various electronic materials and structures. 

In addition to extensive private practice, Ms. Kim serves on the ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Committee of WIPO, the International Arbitration Forum (NAF), and Asian Domain Dispute Resolution Center. 

Ms. Kim is the author of  several publications, including WIPO’s publication for Korean patent law. She also published numerous articles in BNA’s World Intellectual Property Report and the Patent World. 

Ms. Kim has been a guest speaker at various intellectual Property conferences including IPO, AIPLA and AIPPI, and a lecturer for programs at the International Intellectual Property Training Institute in Seoul, Korea.

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (1997-Present)

FirstLaw P.C. (1987-1997)

CENTRAL Intellectual Property & Law (1981-1987)

Kim & Chang (1979-1981)

Pharmaceutical Section, Third Examination Bureau, KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) (1977-1978)

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Awards

  • Distinguished practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Intellectual property (Euromoney, 2020-2023)
  • Leading Practitioner, Expert Guides - Women in Business Law: Patents (Expert Guides, 2021-2022)
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Intellectual Property (Legalease, 2019-2022) 
  • The A-List: Korea's Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019, 2021-2022)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals (IAM, 2018-2020, 2022) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Intellectual Property (Chambers & Partners, 2014-2022)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Intellectual Property (Chambers and Partners, 2014-2022)
  • Patent Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2014, 2018-2022)
  • Named as a leading patent attorney in Korea (Who's Who Legal, 2003-2015) 
  • Named as a leading Patent Law Practitioners in Korea (Legal Media Group Expert Guide, 2005-2013) 
  • Named as a leading lawyer (Asia IP Experts, 2013)

Publications/Activities
    • Korean chapter, Patent Enforcement in the UK and Trans-Pacific Countries (Global Law and Business, 2021)
    • Korean chapter, International Patent Litigation (Bloomberg BNA, 2018-2019) 
    • Korean chapter, Practical Law - Life Sciences Global Guide 2018/2019 (Thomson Reuters)
    • Drug manufacturer obtains first damages award for infringement of second medical use patent (ILO Intellectual Property Newsletter, Nov. 2017)
    • Pharmaceutical industry IP practices under scrutiny again (ILO Intellectual Property Newsletter, Sept. 2017)
    • Korea Supreme Court Upholds Pfizer Patent Validity (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., April 2016)
    • Speaker, "Patent Linkage System in Korea," AIPPI WS Pharma 4 (Toronto, Sept. 2014) 
    • Korean court holds for the first time that "skinny labeled" generic still infringes a patent for a non-labeled indication (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., August 2014) 
    • Speaker, "Patents & Regulatory Affairs Development in Korea," INTERPAT General Assembly Meeting (Kyoto, June 2014) 
    • Speaker, "Patent Eligibility of Human Genes in Asia," AIPLA Annual Meeting (Washington, DC ., Oct. 2013) 
    • Pfizer Obtains Preliminary Injunction in Korea Based on Unfinalized Patent Claims (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., July 2013) 
    • Supreme Court upholds validity of selection invention patent for first time (International Law Office (ILO), Nov. 2012) 
    • Korean Supreme Court Reverses Patent Court Decision for Improper Hindsight Bias (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., March 2011) 
    • Rejection of Compulsory License for AIDS Drug Patents Becomes Final (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., February 2010) 
    • International Patent Litigation - A Country-by-Country Analysis; Republic of Korea (BNA Books, 2010 Supplement) 
    • Intellectual Property Protection in Asia, Korea Chapter, Co-author (LexisNexis, 2009) 
    • Speaker, "Patent Options in Korea," AIPLA Annual Meeting (Washington D.C., Oct. 2008) 
    • Speaker, "Opposition Proceedings in Korea," AIPPI 41st World Intellectual Property Congress (Boston, MA, Sept. 2008) 
    • Speaker, "Recent Developments in Procurement and Enforcement of Patents in Korea," Akron IP Conference (Akron, OH, March 2007) 
    • Panelist, "Enforcement of Patents in Korea," Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) Winter Meeting (Carefree, AZ, 2006) 
    • Panelist, "Enforcement of Patents in Korea," AIPLA Annual Meeting, IP Practice in the Far East (Washington D.C., Oct. 2004)
    • Panelist, "Update on Patent prosecution and Enforcement in Korea," AIPLA Annual Meeting, Pacific Rim Seminar (Washington D.C., Oct. 2004) 
    • Panelist, "Administrative Actions Related to Patent Enforcement in Korea," International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2004) 
    • Korean Supreme Court's Decision on Prosecution History Estoppel (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., January 2003) 
    • Analysis of Korean Patent Court Ruling That Any Amendment of Patent Claims Creates Prosecution History Estoppel (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., July 2002)
    • Panelist: DuPont Intellectual Property, "Enforcing Patents in a Global Economy," CLE Seminar (Washington D.C., Oct. 2002)
    • Patent Litigation in Korea (Patent World, United Kingdom, 2001) 
    • Panelist, "Entitlement to Priority for Chemical Invention in Korea," AIPLA Mid-Winter Meeting (Boca Raton, FL, Feb. 2001) 
    • Panelist, "Recent Developments in Korean Patent Law" and "Introduction to Patent Law and Enforcement of Patents in Korea," CLE International Conference (San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2000) 
    • Panelist, "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Korea (with a focus on patents)," CLA Pacific Rim Conference (San Francisco, CA, Feb. 1999) 
    • Protection of Intellectual Property in Korea (Korea's Economy 1998, Korean Economic Institute of America and Korea Institute of International Economic Policy, Volume 14) 
    • Panelist: Singapore-WIPO Joint Training Course for Asia and the Pacific Region on Licensing, "Topic 3.1 Motivations and Incentives for Licensing," Technology Transfer and Valuation of Industrial Property Asset (Singapore, Nov. 1998) 
    • Panelist, "Protection of Intellectual Property in Korea," Japan Information Access Project (JIAP) (Washington D.C., Oct. 1997) 
    • Background Reading Material on the Intellectual Property System of The Republic of Korea (WIPO, Switzerland, 1996)

Education

Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D., 1993)

College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University (B.S., Pharmacy, 1977)

Qualifications

Admitted to bar, Pennsylvania, 1994; Washington, D.C., 1996

Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1979

Registered Pharmacist of Korea, 1977

Languages

Korean and English

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Young KIM
Patent Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1213      
F. +82-2-2122-3800
     


  




Young Kim is a senior partner at Kim & Chang, and practices all aspects of intellectual property law, specializing particularly in patent law. Ms. Kim has handled numerous landmark patent cases, including Supreme Court cases involving issues of indirect infringement, doctrine of equivalents, description requirements for a pharmaceutical invention and patentability of a selection invention. She has also handled many patent infringement cases involving pharmaceuticals, biotech, polymers, optical products, glasses and various electronic materials and structures. 

In addition to extensive private practice, Ms. Kim serves on the ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Committee of WIPO, the International Arbitration Forum (NAF), and Asian Domain Dispute Resolution Center. 

Ms. Kim is the author of  several publications, including WIPO’s publication for Korean patent law. She also published numerous articles in BNA’s World Intellectual Property Report and the Patent World. 

Ms. Kim has been a guest speaker at various intellectual Property conferences including IPO, AIPLA and AIPPI, and a lecturer for programs at the International Intellectual Property Training Institute in Seoul, Korea.






    Kim & Chang (1997-Present)

    FirstLaw P.C. (1987-1997)

    CENTRAL Intellectual Property & Law (1981-1987)

    Kim & Chang (1979-1981)

    Pharmaceutical Section, Third Examination Bureau, KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) (1977-1978)






Awards

  •   Distinguished practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Intellectual property (Euromoney, 2020-2023)
  •   Leading Practitioner, Expert Guides - Women in Business Law: Patents (Expert Guides, 2021-2022)
  •   Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Intellectual Property (Legalease, 2019-2022) 
  •   The A-List: Korea's Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019, 2021-2022)
  •   IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals (IAM, 2018-2020, 2022) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Intellectual Property (Chambers & Partners, 2014-2022)
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Intellectual Property (Chambers and Partners, 2014-2022)
  •   Patent Star, MIP IP Stars (Euromoney, 2014, 2018-2022)
  •   Named as a leading patent attorney in Korea (Who's Who Legal, 2003-2015) 
  •   Named as a leading Patent Law Practitioners in Korea (Legal Media Group Expert Guide, 2005-2013) 
  •   Named as a leading lawyer (Asia IP Experts, 2013)

Publications/Activities

  •   Korean chapter, Patent Enforcement in the UK and Trans-Pacific Countries (Global Law and Business, 2021)
  •   Korean chapter, International Patent Litigation (Bloomberg BNA, 2018-2019) 
  •   Korean chapter, Practical Law - Life Sciences Global Guide 2018/2019 (Thomson Reuters)
  •   Drug manufacturer obtains first damages award for infringement of second medical use patent (ILO Intellectual Property Newsletter, Nov. 2017)
  •   Pharmaceutical industry IP practices under scrutiny again (ILO Intellectual Property Newsletter, Sept. 2017)
  •   Korea Supreme Court Upholds Pfizer Patent Validity (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., April 2016)
  •   Speaker, "Patent Linkage System in Korea," AIPPI WS Pharma 4 (Toronto, Sept. 2014) 
  •   Korean court holds for the first time that "skinny labeled" generic still infringes a patent for a non-labeled indication (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., August 2014) 
  •   Speaker, "Patents & Regulatory Affairs Development in Korea," INTERPAT General Assembly Meeting (Kyoto, June 2014) 
  •   Speaker, "Patent Eligibility of Human Genes in Asia," AIPLA Annual Meeting (Washington, DC ., Oct. 2013) 
  •   Pfizer Obtains Preliminary Injunction in Korea Based on Unfinalized Patent Claims (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., July 2013) 
  •   Supreme Court upholds validity of selection invention patent for first time (International Law Office (ILO), Nov. 2012) 
  •   Korean Supreme Court Reverses Patent Court Decision for Improper Hindsight Bias (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., March 2011) 
  •   Rejection of Compulsory License for AIDS Drug Patents Becomes Final (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., February 2010) 
  •   International Patent Litigation - A Country-by-Country Analysis; Republic of Korea (BNA Books, 2010 Supplement) 
  •   Intellectual Property Protection in Asia, Korea Chapter, Co-author (LexisNexis, 2009) 
  •   Speaker, "Patent Options in Korea," AIPLA Annual Meeting (Washington D.C., Oct. 2008) 
  •   Speaker, "Opposition Proceedings in Korea," AIPPI 41st World Intellectual Property Congress (Boston, MA, Sept. 2008) 
  •   Speaker, "Recent Developments in Procurement and Enforcement of Patents in Korea," Akron IP Conference (Akron, OH, March 2007) 
  •   Panelist, "Enforcement of Patents in Korea," Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) Winter Meeting (Carefree, AZ, 2006) 
  •   Panelist, "Enforcement of Patents in Korea," AIPLA Annual Meeting, IP Practice in the Far East (Washington D.C., Oct. 2004)
  •   Panelist, "Update on Patent prosecution and Enforcement in Korea," AIPLA Annual Meeting, Pacific Rim Seminar (Washington D.C., Oct. 2004) 
  •   Panelist, "Administrative Actions Related to Patent Enforcement in Korea," International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2004) 
  •   Korean Supreme Court's Decision on Prosecution History Estoppel (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., January 2003) 
  •   Analysis of Korean Patent Court Ruling That Any Amendment of Patent Claims Creates Prosecution History Estoppel (World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International Inc., July 2002)
  •   Panelist: DuPont Intellectual Property, "Enforcing Patents in a Global Economy," CLE Seminar (Washington D.C., Oct. 2002)
  •   Patent Litigation in Korea (Patent World, United Kingdom, 2001) 
  •   Panelist, "Entitlement to Priority for Chemical Invention in Korea," AIPLA Mid-Winter Meeting (Boca Raton, FL, Feb. 2001) 
  •   Panelist, "Recent Developments in Korean Patent Law" and "Introduction to Patent Law and Enforcement of Patents in Korea," CLE International Conference (San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2000) 
  •   Panelist, "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Korea (with a focus on patents)," CLA Pacific Rim Conference (San Francisco, CA, Feb. 1999) 
  •   Protection of Intellectual Property in Korea (Korea's Economy 1998, Korean Economic Institute of America and Korea Institute of International Economic Policy, Volume 14) 
  •   Panelist: Singapore-WIPO Joint Training Course for Asia and the Pacific Region on Licensing, "Topic 3.1 Motivations and Incentives for Licensing," Technology Transfer and Valuation of Industrial Property Asset (Singapore, Nov. 1998) 
  •   Panelist, "Protection of Intellectual Property in Korea," Japan Information Access Project (JIAP) (Washington D.C., Oct. 1997) 
  •   Background Reading Material on the Intellectual Property System of The Republic of Korea (WIPO, Switzerland, 1996)





Education

    Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D., 1993)

    College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University (B.S., Pharmacy, 1977)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Pennsylvania, 1994; Washington, D.C., 1996

    Admitted to patent bar, Korea, 1979

    Registered Pharmacist of Korea, 1977


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Chemicals ,  Intellectual Property Litigation ,  Patent ,  IP Counseling & Strategy ,  Pharmaceuticals (IP) ,  Biotechnology & Life Sciences ,  US ,  Europe (IP) ,  Intellectual Property