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Won KIM Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1512 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Won KIM Attorney
Won KIM Attorney

Won KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1512 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.wkim@kimchang.com

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Bio

Won Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property, with a focus on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret. He also has extensive experience in the IT, entertainment and game industries. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Kim has been actively involved in many civil and criminal cases relating to intellectual property and technical issues. In the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, Mr. Kim assists clients on a broad range of matters, including IP strategy, licensing, negotiation, as well as regulatory issues. Mr. Kim also represents a wide range of companies in the IT, entertainment and game industries, specializing in regulations, licensing, establishment of new business operations in Korea and dispute/litigation. 

Mr. Kim has an engineering background, having received B.Eng. from College of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University in 1995, and M.S. from Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University in 1997. After passing the Korean Bar examination in 2001, he attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea for two years, and was awarded the Minister of Justice Prize, which is the second award of the Institute, in 2005. 

Mr. Kim also received an LL.M. from University of San Diego School of Law in 2012. After receiving the LL.M., he worked at TMI Associates, a law firm located in Tokyo, Japan, for three months before returning to Kim & Chang. 

Profile

Experience

TMI Associates (2012.9.-2012.12.)

Kim & Chang (2005-Present)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented various companies on patent litigation. 
  • Represented various companies on copyright litigation. 
  • Represented various companies on trademark litigation. 
  • Represented various companies for trade secrets misappropriation. 
  • Advised various companies on matters of IP strategy. 
  • Advised various companies on matters of mixed issues on IP and antitrust. 
  • Advised various companies on matters of IP licensing and licensing negotiations. 
  • Drafted a patent transfer and non-exclusive license agreement. 
  • Prepared various policies for trade secret protection. 
  • Conducted due diligence on IP assets of target companies. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Intellectual Property, Copyright (Who's Who Legal, 2021) 
  • Minister of Justice Prize (Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea, 2005)

Publications/Activities
    • Overview of Japan Intellectual Property High Court Grand Panel’s Decisions Rendered in 2019 and 2020 (Co-author, Law and Technology, 2020.7.) 
    • The Past, Present and Future of Determining the Progress of Patents, Journal of Industrial Property, Vol. 52 (Korea Intellectual Property Association, 2017.4.) 
    • Speaker, “The Past, Present and Future of Determining the Progress of Korean Courts,” 50th Anniversary of the Korean Intellectual Property Association (Korea Intellectual Property Association, 2016.11.)

Education

    University of San Diego, School of Law (LL.M., 2012) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2005) 

    Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University (M.S., 1997) 

    Seoul National University (B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, 1995)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2005

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese

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Won KIM
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1512      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Won Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property, with a focus on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret. He also has extensive experience in the IT, entertainment and game industries. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Kim has been actively involved in many civil and criminal cases relating to intellectual property and technical issues. In the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, Mr. Kim assists clients on a broad range of matters, including IP strategy, licensing, negotiation, as well as regulatory issues. Mr. Kim also represents a wide range of companies in the IT, entertainment and game industries, specializing in regulations, licensing, establishment of new business operations in Korea and dispute/litigation. 

Mr. Kim has an engineering background, having received B.Eng. from College of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University in 1995, and M.S. from Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University in 1997. After passing the Korean Bar examination in 2001, he attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea for two years, and was awarded the Minister of Justice Prize, which is the second award of the Institute, in 2005. 

Mr. Kim also received an LL.M. from University of San Diego School of Law in 2012. After receiving the LL.M., he worked at TMI Associates, a law firm located in Tokyo, Japan, for three months before returning to Kim & Chang. 






    TMI Associates (2012.9.-2012.12.)

    Kim & Chang (2005-Present)






  •   Represented various companies on patent litigation. 
  •   Represented various companies on copyright litigation. 
  •   Represented various companies on trademark litigation. 
  •   Represented various companies for trade secrets misappropriation. 
  •   Advised various companies on matters of IP strategy. 
  •   Advised various companies on matters of mixed issues on IP and antitrust. 
  •   Advised various companies on matters of IP licensing and licensing negotiations. 
  •   Drafted a patent transfer and non-exclusive license agreement. 
  •   Prepared various policies for trade secret protection. 
  •   Conducted due diligence on IP assets of target companies. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Intellectual Property, Copyright (Who's Who Legal, 2021) 
  •   Minister of Justice Prize (Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea, 2005)

Publications/Activities

  •   Overview of Japan Intellectual Property High Court Grand Panel’s Decisions Rendered in 2019 and 2020 (Co-author, Law and Technology, 2020.7.) 
  •   The Past, Present and Future of Determining the Progress of Patents, Journal of Industrial Property, Vol. 52 (Korea Intellectual Property Association, 2017.4.) 
  •   Speaker, “The Past, Present and Future of Determining the Progress of Korean Courts,” 50th Anniversary of the Korean Intellectual Property Association (Korea Intellectual Property Association, 2016.11.)





Education

    University of San Diego, School of Law (LL.M., 2012) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2005) 

    Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University (M.S., 1997) 

    Seoul National University (B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, 1995)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2005


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Japanese





Intellectual Property ,  Game, Resort & Entertainment ,  Japan ,  Intellectual Property Litigation