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Younhee Kim is a Senior Patent Attorney and Partner at SungAm Suh International Patent & Law Firm. Ms. Kim has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and pharmaceuticals. She also has extensive experience handling patent litigation matters before the IPT, the Patent Court and the Supreme Court. Additionally, she advises clients on a variety of issues related to patent strategy. She also worked for LG Chem and this various work experiences made her have deeper understandings on clients.

Youn-Hee KIM

  • Title
    Partner & Patent Attorney & U.S. Attorney at Law
  • Industry
  • Education
    - Ewha Womans University, B.S. in Chemistry
    - Yonsei University Graduate School of Engineering, M.S. in Bioengineering
    - Seoul National University, IP LL.M
    - Santa Clara University School of Law, LL.M
  • Professional Experience
    - Admitted to patent bar, Korea (2000)
    - Doosan Corp. (1995~1996)
    - DK Choi & Partners (2001~2002)
    - Kang & Kang International Patent & Law Office (2002~2005)
    - LG Chem, Ltd. (2005~2006)
    - Lee International IP & Law Group (2006~2014)
    - KangIn IP & Law (2014~2018)
    - Sungam Suh International Patent & Law Firm (2018~)
    - Patent prosecution proceedings and appeals at the IPT, the Patent Court and the Supreme Court for numerous foreign chemical/BIO companies (UDC, BASF, 3M, Astrazeneca, UNI-CHARM etc.)
    - Patent prosecution proceedings and appeals at the IPT, the Patent Court and the Supreme Court for numerous Korean chemical/BIO companies (Samsung General Chemicals, Cheil Industries, KCC, Kolmar etc.)
    - Patent invalidation litigation (Sandoz v. Eli Lilly, Astrazeneca v. Yuhan, Universal Display Corporation (UDC) v. Duksan Hi-Metal, Shiseido v. CJ, KCC v. Hexion etc.)
    - Counseled inventors regarding patent strategy (battery (Matsushita), battery and OLED (LG Chem) etc.)
    - Prepared opinions regarding Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) (electroplating solution(BASF), battery separator film(Exxon Mobil), Cosmetics(Kolmar), Drug(Teva, Sandoz, Norvatis etc.))
    - Prepared opinions regarding patent infringement (Idemitsu Kosan, Teva, Sandoz, Norvatis, KCC)
    - Prepared patent map for next-generation new material used in tissue-engineering (Ajou University Hospital)
    - Assisted in seeking Foreign Investment Zone approval for battery separator film (Exxon Mobil)
  • Publications / Lectures
    - Study on reverse payment agreement in the pharmaceutical industry (2012), School of Law, The Graduate School, Seoul National University
  • Membership
    - KPAA (Korean Patent Attorneys Association)
    - State Bar of Illinois