Lee International

Yoon Suk SHIN

Senior Partner / Patent Attorney

Yoon Suk Shin is a senior patent attorney at Lee International IP & Law in Korea with extensive experience in prosecuting patent applications before the Korean Intellectual Property Office in the fields of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Shin also has extensive patent litigation experience in Korean Courts, in the field of pharmaceuticals and chemistry. Ms. Shin has assisted and represented various clients in pharmaceutical regulatory matters including patent and marketing approval linkage system before Ministry Food and Drug Safety.

Ms. Shin graduated from Seoul National University of Korea with B.S. and M.A. degrees in Biotechnology in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Ms. Shin also studied intellectual property law at Franklin Pierce Law Center in the United States (MIP, 2006).

Ms. Shin is a co-author of the Korea chapters of Getting The Deal Through: Patents in 36 Jurisdictions Worldwide 2021 and International Comparative Legal Guides Patents 2022.

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Practice Area

  • Prosecution of patent applications and patent term extension applications

  • Handling inter partes and ex parte trials before the IPTAB

  • Representing clients before the Intellectual Property High Court and the Supreme Court

  • Supporting litigation before the District Courts

  • Patent Linkage System, regulatory approvals, data exclusivity

  • Negotiating technology transfers and licensing

  • Biotechnology, biology

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Chemistry, biochemistry


  • University of New Hampshire - Franklin Pierce IP Law Center, U.S. (M.I.P., 2006)

  • Seoul National University (M.S., Biology, 1992)

  • Seoul National University (B.S., Biology, 1990)


  • Lee International IP & Law (2007~Present)

  • First Law Lee & Ko (2001~2003)

  • Kim & Chang (1998~2001)


  • Passed USPTO Patent Bar (2006)

  • Admitted as a Korean Patent & Trademark Attorney (1997)


  • Korean Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA)

  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Publications / Presentations

  • International Comparative Legal Guides: Patents (2023)

  • Getting The Deal Through: Patents - Korea Chapter (2022)

  • International Comparative Legal Guides: Patents (2022)

  • Getting The Deal Through: Patents - Korea Chapter (2021)

  • The Intellectual Property Review - Korea Chapter (2019)

  • Getting The Deal Through: Patents - Korea Chapter (2017)

  • Past, present and future of pharmaceutical patents under Korea-US Trade Agreement, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst (vol. 13) (2016)

  • Kluwer Law - Second Medical Use Patents - Chapter Korea (2016)


  • Languages : Korean, English, Japanese

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