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Eesun Kwon

Eesun Kwon

Partner
Introduction

Ms. Eesun Kwon is a partner at Shin & Kim and her practice focuses on intellectual property, data and information protection, and IT.

Ms. Kwon is an intellectual property attorney specializing in traditional intellectual property rights, such as patents and copyrights, as well as IT system development, software and new technologies such as AI. In particular, based on her in-depth understanding of the Personal Information Protection Act and data-related laws and a wealth of practical experience, she has worked on various matters related to the utilization of big data, advised on the improvement of related laws and institutions, and handled a wide range of issues involving new technologies such as AI, NFTs, and metaverse. She also specializes in the IT field and has handled a number of large-scale disputes related to SW licenses and IT system development.

Professional Career
  • 2022-PresentAdjunct Professor, Seoul National University School of Law
  • 2021-PresentMember, Personal Data Usage Program Advisory Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • 2021-PresentMember, Civic Committee, Seoul High Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2020-2021International Director, Seoul Bar Association
  • 2019-PresentMember, KSB(Knoweldge-converged Super Brain) Forum Legislation Committee
  • 2009-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2007-2009Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Key Experience
Works Relating to Copyrights, Software or Licenses
  • To provide Posco, Shinhan Bank, Samsung Asset Management, KT, Toshiba, SK, Korea Railroad Corp., S-Oil, SK Networks, etc. with advice in relation to software licenses
  • To represent the National Security Research Institute in a dispute relating to the establishment of a system
  • To provide Korean companies, including Samsung SDI, with advice on their technology license agreements and cross license agreements
  • To provide companies, including Wemade and Smilegate, with advice on their copyright license agreements
  • To represent Wemade in a lawsuit on an alleged infringement of a game copyright against Actoz Soft
  • To represent KBS and MBC in a lawsuit on a claim for the payment of copyright royalties against the Korea Music Copyright Association
  • To represent the Korea Securities Depositary in a lawsuit on a claim for compensation for damage caused by a system failure against Oracle Corporation
  • To represent NDS in a case on the provisional disposition of the prohibition of the use of sofware
Works Relating to Data and Personal Information
  • To provide advice in relation to a project of the establishment of a database for artificial intelligence learning
  • To provide advice on the amendment of a law relating to an ISMP project of the establishment of a public health information system
  • To provide advice in relation to the acquisition and use of data generated by POS systems
  • To provide advice in relation to the amendment of the Mother and Child Health Act for data linkage
  • To represent SK Telecom Co., Ltd. in a lawsuit on an alleged infringement of personal information
  • To represent Thomson Reuters (LAWnB) in a lawsuit on an alleged infringement of personal information
Works Relating to Patents, Infringements of Trade Secrets or Prohibition of Employment by Competitor
  • To represent Crayon IP in a lawsuit on an alleged patent infringement against Apple Korea
  • To represent Samsung Display in a lawsuit on an alleged patent infringement against LG Display
  • To provide Kookmin Bank with advice in relation to patent infringment
  • To provide multiple companies, including Samsung SDI, with advice in relation to the prohibition of employment by a competitor and represent them in lawsuits on the prohibition of employment by a competitor
  • To represent LMS in a lawsuit on an alleged patent infringement
Works Relating to Employee Inventions
  • To represent Samsung SDI in a lawsuit on compensation for an employee invention
  • To provide Hyundai Oilbank, Smilegate, Chong Kun Dang and Mercedes Benz Korea with advice in relation to employee inventions
Major Seminars and Lectures
  • To make a presentation at a joint seminar held by the Korean Intellectual Property Lawyers Association and the practice improvement committee of the division exclusively in charge of intellectual property-related affairs of the Seoul Central District Court
  • To make a presentation on ‘AI v. EI’ at the general assembly of the International Bar Association (IBA) in 2019
  • To make an expert statement in relation to the Digital Transformation Promotion Act at a meeting of the Industry, Trade, Resource and Patent Subcommitee of the National Assembly in 2021
  • To make a presentation on ‘issues concerning legal systems in connection with the use of big data’ at a digital healthcare seminar held under the auspices of the Wonju Medical Industry Techno Valley in 2021
Education
  • 2013-2014Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Juris Master (LL.M.))
  • 2000-2007Seoul National University, College of Engineering (B.E.)
Bar Admissions
  • 2009Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

Awards
  • 2021Commendation from the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy

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