Korean

02-501-3390

ipblue@ip-blue.com

Member

Representative Partner

KIM, ByeongPil

Education

Yonsei University, Chemical Engineering (2000)

Career

  • Managing Partner/Patent Attorney at IPBLUE Patent & Law Firm
    (December 2017-Present)
  • Partner/Patent Attorney at WANNABE Patent & Law Firm
    (November 2014-November 2017)
  • Technical Secretary at the Intellectual Property Division of the Korean Supreme Court
    (July 2012-July 2014)
  • Trial Examiner at the Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board
    (July 2010-July 2012)
  • Examiner in the field of biotechnology, precision chemical, inorganic chemical, etc. at the Korean Intellectual Property Office
    (October 2000-July 2010)
  • Passed the 35th Chemistry Technician Higher Public Officer Qualification Exam
    (1999)

Specialty

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical

Awards

  • Grand prize in Open Exhibition of Analysis on a Court Decision Relating to IP Rights (Minister Prize of Industry)
    - “Interpreting patent claims in “consideration” of the detailed description of invention and interpreting patent claims “limited” to the detailed description of invention (Supreme Court Appeal No. 2013 Hu 778 decided on January 16, 2014)
  • Grand prize in Open Exhibition of Analysis on a Court Decision Relating to IP Rights in 2013 (Minister Prize of Industry)
    - “Regarding methods to decide a first requirement and a second requirement in the Doctrine of Equivalents (Supreme Court Appeal No. 2012 Hu 443 decided on June 14, 2012)”
  • Participation prize in Open Exhibition of Analysis on a Court Decision Relating to IP Rights in 2011
    - “Benefit of confirmation in a passive patent scope confirmation trial having no dispute between the parties (Patent Court Appeal No. 2010 Heo 2988 decided on September 10, 2010)”
  • Grand prize of Innovation Policy Merit of the KIPO in 2009 (Commissioner Prize of the KIPO)
  • Award on Patent Administration Innovation in 2006 (Commissioner Prize of the KIPO)
  • Participation prize in Excellent Innovation Cases in 2006 (Commissioner Prize of the KIPO)

Works and Papers

  • Legal principles and precedents of the Supreme Court associated with determination on patent requirements by each type of medicinal inventions (based on selection invention, optical isomer invention, crystal form invention, medicinal use invention, invention limited to regimen and dosage, product-by-process invention), Korea Health Industry Development Institute (July 2016)
  • Determination on novelty and inventive step of product-by-process claims, reviewed in view of Supreme Court en banc decision (Supreme Court Appeal No. 2011 Hu 927 decided on January 22, 2015), Intellectual Property, Korean Patent Attorneys Association (May 2016)
  • Determination on novelty and inventive step of product-by-process claims, reviewed in view of Supreme Court en banc decision (Supreme Court Appeal No. 2011 Hu 927 decided on January 22, 2015), The Patent and Trademark, Korean Patent Attorneys Association (May 2015)
  • • Introduction of Recent Supreme Court Decisions regarding the first requirement in the Doctrine of Equivalents, and analysis of implications thereof, The Patent and Trademark, Korean Patent Attorneys Association (May 2015)
  • “Using the Detailed Description in Claim Construction in Korea and Comparison with Foreign Cases”, The journal of Intellectual Property, Volume 9, No. 2, Korea Institute of Intellectual Property•Korea Intellectual Property Society (June 2014)
  • “Regarding New Approach to Determine Patentability of an Invention Defined by Numerical Limitation and a Parameter Related Invention (based on suggestion on comprehensive determination criteria of both inventions)”, Law & Technology, Volume 10 No. 1, Technology and Law Center of Seoul National University (January 2014)
  • “Regarding Comprehensive Approach to Determine an Inventive Step of Parameter Inventions, The Patent and Trademark, No. 822 and No. 823, Korean Patent Attorneys Association (November 2013)
  • “Analysis on Each Type of Cases in which Inventive Step of an Invention Defined by Numerical Limitation is Accepted”, The Patent and Trademark, No. 814, Korean Patent Attorneys Association (July 2013)
  • “Study on the Identity Requirement as a Problem Solving Principle in the Doctrine of Equivalents, The Journal of Intellectual Property, Volume 8 No. 1, Korea Institute of Intellectual Property•Korea Intellectual Property Society (March 2013)
  • “Benefit of Confirmation in Patent Trials having no Dispute between the Parties’, Intellectual Property, Volume 16, Korean Patent Attorneys Association (2013)
  • Consideration on a theory of analysis of “process defining claims” reviewed in view of US precedents (2009) and Japanese precedents (2012), Invention & Patent, Volume 37 No. 12 (No. 437), Korea Invention Promotion Associate (December 2012)
  • “Review on Legal Requirements for Filing a Patent Court, Reviewed in view of Litigation Requirements of Civil Proceedings”, Invention & Patent, Volume 37 No. 3 (No. 428), Korea Invention Promotion Associate (March 2012)
Partner

HA, Ji Na

Education

Korea University, Biotechnology, Food Engineering (2013)

Korea Nataional Open University, Department of Law (2019)

Qualification

Patent Attorney

Career

  • Partner/Patent Attorney at IPBLUE Patent & Law Firm (September 2021-Present)
  • Partner/Patent Attorney at PADO IP Law PLLC (March 2018-August 2021)
  • Patent Attorney at HONESTY & JR PARTNERS (September 2014-February 2018)
  • Patent Attorney at C&S Patent & Law Office (March 2018-August 2021)

Specialty

  • Biology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
Patent Attorney

SONG, Bo Kyung

Education

Korea University, Chemistry (2012)

Qualification

Patent Attorney

Career

  • Patent Attorney at IPBLUE Patent & Law Firm(September 2022 -Present)
  • Patent Attorney at YOU ME Patent & Law Firm(March 2018 -April 2022)
  • Patent Attorney at HONESTY & JR PARTNERS(February 2017 -February 2018)
  • OLED Development Team at Doosan Corporation(December 2011 -January 2013)

Specialty

  • Chemistry
  • Material

HONG, So Youn

Education

  • Chungnam National University, Polymer science & engineering (1996)

Career

  • IPBLUE Patent & Law Firm(2018-Present)
  • WILL Patent IP Law Firm / SHINWOO IP Law Firm (2008-2017)
  • HALLA IP Law Firm / WON IP Law Firm (1999-2006)

Specialty

  • Chemistry
  • Polymer science & engineering

CHO, Sung Hyun

Education

  • Korea University, Chemistry (2007)

Career

  • IPBLUE Patent & Law Firm (2018-Present)
  • WANNABE Patent & Law Firm(2014-2019)
  • IP Team, JW Pharmaceutical Corp. (2011-2014)
  • C.M Patent Law Firm (2008-2010)

Specialty

  • Chemistry
  • Polymer science & engineering

CHO, Yun Hee

Education

  • Yonsei University, Biology, Ph.D. completion (2006)

Career

  • IPBLUE Patent & Law Firm (2018-Present)
  • Infobase / Welcher Technology / Hanol IP / SYP IP (2007-2018)

Specialty

  • Biology
  • Pharmaceutical

KIM, Seo Hyo

Education

  • Konkuk University, Textile engineering (2011)

Career

  • IPBLUE Patent & Law Firm (2018-Present)
  • MOOIL IP Law Firm / YULMIN IP Law Firm (2015-2020)
  • Korea Apparel Testing & Research Institute (2013-2015)

Specialty

  • Chemistry
  • Polymer science & engineering