Lee International

Kyu-Bok LIM

Patent Attorney / Attorney at Law (IL)

Kyu-Bok Lim is a patent attorney with 13 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for chemistry, chemical engineering and pharmaceuticals companies. Mr. Lim also has successfully represented his clients in numerous inter partes trials before the IPT, including patent invalidation actions and confirmation of scope actions as well as in ex parte IPT trials before the IPT (e.g. appeals against patent application rejection decisions).

After his admission to the Patent Bar in 2010, Mr. Lim began his professional career as a patent attorney at MAPS IP & Law Firm, followed by work at Sun-Young IP & Law Firm in 2011. His patent practice includes strategic project planning, drafting of patent applications and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications before various patent offices. Among other activities, he also provides his clients with patent landscape surveys and analyses, value assessment services, patent infringement and invalidity opinions. He also utilizes his superior mix of technical, legal and business acumen to advise clients on creating, developing and managing their patent portfolios.

Mr. Lim graduated from Korea University with B.S. degrees in Chemical & Biological Engineering in 2010. He is fluent in English and has a professional working knowledge of Japanese.

Mr. Lim is also an active member of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association.

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 Patent 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)


  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)

  • Korean Patent Attorney Association (KPAA)


  • Languages : Korean, English, Japanese
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