Lee International

Kyu-Bok LIM

Patent Attorney / Attorney at Law (IL)

Kyu-Bok Lim is a patent attorney with considerable experience in prosecuting patent applications before the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Lim has extensive experience in appeal procedures before the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (IPTAB) and the Intellectual Property High Court to obtain patent registrations. He has participated in invalidation trials, scope confirmation trials and infringement actions. He also has a wealth of experience providing legal opinions concerning patent validity and infringement.

Mr. Lim graduated from Korea University with B.S. degrees in Chemical & Biological Engineering in 2010. He studied intellectual property law at the University of San Diego School of Law (LL.M., 2020) and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in the U.S. in 2021.

Mr. Lim is a member of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA) and Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

T. 82-2-2262-6138

F. 82-2-2273-4605

Practice Area

  • Prosecution of patent applications

  • Handling inter partes and ex parte trials before the IPT

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

  • Supporting litigation before the District Courts

  • Patent Linkage System

  • Patent landscape survey

  • Preparing and negotiating technology transfers and licensing

  • Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Electronic Materials


  • University of San Diego - School of Law (LL.M., 2020)

  • Korea university (B.S., Chemical & Biological Engineering, 2010)


  • Lee International IP & Law (2012~Present)

  • Sun-Young IP & Law Firm (2011)

  • MAPS intellectual Property Law (2010~2011)


  • Admitted to the Illinois Bar (2021)

  • Admitted as a Korean Patent & Trademark Attorney (2009)


  • Korean Patent Attorney Association (KPAA)

  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)

Publications / Presentations

  • International Comparative Legal Guides: Patents (2023)

  • International Comparative Legal Guides: Patents (2022)


  • Languages : Korean, English, Japanese
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