Digital Technology & Data Law



Developments in science and technology have been accompanied by new legal issues related to IT and other advanced technologies, which pose unprecedented challenges to clients. The Intellectual Property Practice Group of Shin & Kim offers optimal solutions for clients to overcome such challenges through the broad and in-depth knowledge and understanding of IT and advanced technologies of our Intellectual Property Practice Group. Shin & Kim’s Intellectual Property Practice Group is composed of many experienced experts with science and engineering backgrounds, who provide high-end, innovative and practical advice on hardware and software related products (including semiconductors, smartphones and games), information security and personal information protection, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud services, big data, Fin-Tech and digital health care. In addition, our Intellectual Property Practice Group works closely with experts with extensive experience in various other areas to resolve complex legal issues and to protect clients’ interests in intellectual property transactions, tax matters, finance issues and M&A transactions as well as other IT and advanced technology related areas.

Key Services

Shin & Kim provides services in the following areas in relation to IT and technology related consulting:

  • Legal disputes arising from infringement of intellectual property rights and trade secrets regarding IT and advanced technologies
  • Litigation regarding agreements on licensing, outsourcing and system building for IT and advanced technologies
  • Business models in IT and advanced technologies and related regulations
  • Litigation regarding high-tech and IT venture corporations, start-ups and investors
  • Litigation regarding digital evidence including e-discovery, digital forensics 
  • Other areas related to litigation and mediation concerning IT and advanced technologies
  • UP Chemical, SKC and Samsung SDI, in various patent infringement disputes
  • WishLink, Kids Note, Penta Security, Buzzvil, Bang Joo Optical, ROCK, Gencurix, Sparco and other ventures and startups, in IT and technology related issues
  • Korea Venture Investment Corp., Dream Venture Capital, and K Cube Ventures and other venture capital firms, in IT and technology related issues
  • The largest information and communications technology (ICT) company in Korea, in certain software copyrights infringement disputes
  • The largest electronics company in Korea, in many industrial technology leakage cases
  • Domestic and foreign companies, including credit card service providers, electronic commerce service providers and renowned foreign luxury brands, in violations of the Personal Information Protection Act in both civil and criminal cases
  • The largest satellite broadcast company in Korea, in infringement of MPEG related patents
  • Financial institutions, both domestic and foreign, on privacy issues, including collecting and managing personal information and big data
  • Patent disputes over smartphones between Samsung Display and Apple Inc.
  • Civil and criminal litigation over OLED technology leakage between Samsung Display and LG Display
  • Trade secrets infringement cases involving domestic semi-conductor manufacturers, display manufacturers and wireless telecommunication service providers in Korea
  • Analysis and application of the Intellectual Property Rights Act, Information Telecommunications Network Act, Game Industry Act and others in connection with various online services provided through the largest internet portal site in Korea
  • Analysis of and advisement on IT systems, including LG CNS’s transportation card system; Lotte Information Telecommunication’s computer system; SK C&C’s disaster recovery system; KIS’s information telecommunication electronic signature system and Hyundai Information Technology’s Monitoring Comprehensive Information System
Awards and Rankings
  • Tier 1 Law Firm in Intellectual Property
    Asia Pacific Legal500 2015-2018
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