International Litigation

Lee, Yong-Kyoo
Summary of Practice
Yong-Kyoo Lee is a partner and member of the firm's patent department, where his practice focuses on patent prosecution and appeals related to mechanical and metallurgical engineering.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Lee has served as an Examiner on the Korean Patent and Legal Aid Examination Committee and has lectured on patents and technology transfers, patent and information analysis, and patent and invention disclosures at Yonsei University, Seoul National University, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Mr. Lee is the recipient of the First Government R&D Patent Technology Trends Research Award and has published numerous papers explaining the intricacies of the Korean IP system

Mr. Lee was admitted to the Korean Patent Bar in 2000 and is a member of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association, Korea Valuation Association, and Korea Technology Transfer Agents Association.
College of Engineering, Yonsei University (B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, 1998)
Graduate School of Management of Technology, University of Minnesota (M.S. MOT, 2017)
Completed an Intensive Course on Technology Valuation, Korea Valuation Association (2005)
Completed the Overseas Technology Commercialization Program, KIAT (2009)
Completed a Program for Technology Transfer Agents, KTTAA (2011)
Professional Experience
Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Power Generation Division (1998-2000)
Admitted to the Korean Patent Bar (2000)
Korean Certified Valuation Analyst (2005-present)
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP Internship (California, U.S.A., 2006)
Lecturer on Patent Analysis and Invention Disclosures, KAIST (2008-2010)
Examiner, Korean Patent and Legal Aid Examination Committee (2008, 2009)
Lecturer in the T3 Program (IP Class for University Professors), KIPA (2009-2014)
Patent Technology Assessment Examiner for Commercial Business (2011-2014)
Registered as a Technology Transfer Agent (2011)
Lecturer on Patents & Technology Transfer, Seoul National University (2011)
Lecturer in Patent and Information Analysis, Yonsei University Graduate School (2011)
The 1st Government R&D Patent Technology Trends Research: Best Practices Award (First Place) (2012, Korea Intellectual Property Strategy Agency (KISTA))
Passed U.S. Patent Bar Examination (2017)
Writer for TechNeedle (www.techneedle.com) (2017-present)
Director of Education, Korean Patent Attorneys Association (2018-2020)
Lecturer on America Invents Act, IP-Campus serviced by KIPA (2020-present)
Understanding of Patent Systems for Professional Engineers (2008, KPEA)
Research for Improving the Quality of Examinations and Trials related to Convergent Technology (2008, KIPO, Policy Research)
Textbook for IP Laws to Train Exclusive Specialists in the Field of Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering (2009, KIPA)
Understanding IP (2009, 2012, 2018, KIPA)
Intellectual Property Standard Education Program Guidebook for Graduate Schools (2014 Korea Invention Promotion Association, Co-author)
Process for Transferring Korean Startups' Hardware Product Businesses in the United States (2017, University of Minnesota)
Artificial Intelligence Business Trend (2019, Wisemap, Co-author)
System and guidelines established for discovering innovative start-up business having patent right (2019, KIPO, Policy Research)
The guidelines for perfecting security interest or pledge of patents in foreign countries (2020, Korea Invention Promotion Association, Co-author)
Research on related laws to promote joint patent applications for merged technologies (2021, Korea Intellectual property STrategy Agency (KISTA))