Lee International

Hee-Jin KIM

Affiliated Patent Attorney

Hee-Jin Kim, an Affiliated Patent Attorney, is in charge of Chemistry/Pharmacy at Lee International IP & Law.

Hee-Jin Kim served as an examiner at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), a litigation officer in the litigation team of KIPO, a patent judge at the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (IPTAB), an investigator at the Supreme Court, a Judicial technical examiner at the Patent Court, and a Presiding trial judge of IPTAB for 20 years from 2000 to 2021.

She has extensive amount of practical experience in handling numerous major pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology cases while serving at IPTAB, Patent Court, and Supreme Court, and is recognized for her outstanding work competency in the field. In addition, Hee-Jin Kim, a patent attorney, has extensive knowledge on the trends of legal principles on major issues in the field of intellectual property by serving as an investigator and judicial technical examiner in court for many years.

After graduating from the College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University (1993), Hee-Jin Kim obtained a master's degree (1995) and a doctorate degree (1999) from the Graduate School of Pharmacy, Seoul National University. She is a member of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association.

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Practice Area


  • Filing patent applications, trials and lawsuits in the fields of Pharmacy, Life Science, Organic Chemistry, Chemistry

Education



  • Seoul National University Graduate School of Pharmacy (Ph. D., Pharmaceutical Synthetic Chemistry, 1999)

  • Seoul National University Graduate School of Pharmacy (M.S., Pharmaceutical Synthetic Chemistry, 1995)

  • Seoul National University College of Pharmacy (B.S, Department of Manufacturing Pharmacy, 1993)

Experience



  • Affiliated Patent Attorney, Lee International IP & Law (2021~Present)

  • Partner, WeThePeople IP & Law Firm (2021~Present)

  • Presiding trial judge, Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (2020~2021)

  • Guest Lecturer, Korean Patent Attorney's Intellectual Property Trial Practice Course, International Intellectual Property Training Institute Judge Candidate Course (2019~2021)

  • Patent Judge, Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (2019~2020)

  • Judicial Technical Examiner, Patent Court of Korea (2016~2018)

  • Patent Judge, Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (2015)

  • Technical Investigator, Supreme Court (2014~2015)

  • Patent Judge, Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (2011~2014)

  • Examiner, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Examination Division, Chemical Life Examination Bureau, Korean Intellectual Property Office (2009~2010)

  • Examination and Evaluation Officer, Korean Intellectual Property Office Management Innovation Promotion Division Examination and Evaluation Team (2007~2009)

  • Litigation Executioner, Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board's Litigation Team (2006~2007)

  • Examiner, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Examination Division, 3rd Bureau of Examination, Korean Intellectual Property Office (2002~2006)

  • Examiner, Organic Chemistry Examination Division, 3rd Bureau of Examination, Korean Intellectual Property Office (2001~2002)

  • Examiner, Fine Chemicals Examination Division, 3rd Bureau of Examination, Korean Intellectual Property Office (2000~2001)


Qualifications



  • Admitted as a Korean Patent & Trademark Attorney (2005)

  • Pharmacist - Korea (1993)

Membership



  • Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA)

Etc


  • Languages : Korean, English
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