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Man Kyu Suh is the founder of SungAm Suh International Patent & Law Firm and he is currently the Co-Managing Partner of the firm. While working at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), he worked as an Examiner, he was the Director of the PCT team and Legal Affairs Deputy, and he was the first Examiner at the KIPO to work at the European Patent Office (EPO) and to be a pioneer by adopting the PCT agreement and bringing in the PCT system in to Korea during his dispatch work at the Sweden Patent Office. Moreover, he has many experiences as the representative of Korea for NICE agreement for the WIPO. In 1986, he founded SungAm and since have been striving to protect IP rights for Korean and international companies.

Man-Kyu SUH

  • Title
    Managing Partner & Patent Attorney
  • Industry
    Trademark , Chemistry/Biotechnology
  • Education
    - Kyungbuk National Univeristy, B.S. in Chemistry
    - Konkuk University, B.S. in Law
  • Professional Experience
    - Admitted to Patent Bar, Korea (1982)
    - Patent Examiner in The Korean Intellectual Property Office, KIPO (1980)
    - Director of PCT Department in KIPO (1982)
    - Director of Legal Counsel Team in KIPO (1984)
    - Researcher at EPO, The Hague and Munich (1985)
    - Korea Delegate to the Conference for Revising the 4th Edition of the IPC, Geneva
    - Chairman, International Committee of KPA (2003)
    - Counselor, Industrial Property rights in Kyunggi Regional Office of SMBA
  • Membership
    - KPAA (Korean Patent Attorneys Association)