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Jong Woo Lee

Jong Woo Lee

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Introduction

Introduction

Mr. Jong Woo Lee is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Lee’s key practice area is intellectual property rights, including patents, utilities, trademarks, designs, trade secrets and copyright.

Since he graduated the Judicial Research and Training Institute in 1997, Mr. Lee served as judge of different Courts including the Patent Court, Seoul Central District Court and Suwon District Court and presided over weighty cases in the area of patents, civil and criminal affairs and family matters. In particular, he handled cases of intellectual property rights involving patents, trademarks and designs from February 2008 to August 2010, and February 2011 to February 2012. Mr. Lee completed his study on intellectual property rights in Cardozo School of Law from February to August of 2010. From February 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Lee served as Chief Judge of Gangneung Branch, Chuncheon District Court as judge as well as head of judicial administration. Mr. Lee served as judge of the Seoul Central District Court, Suwon District Court, Gangneung Branch of Chuncheon District Court and presided over IPR infringement cases and criminal cases.

Education
  • 2018KAIST Master of Intellectual Property
  • 2010Cardozo School of Law, U.S. (Visiting scholar)
  • 1993Sungkyunkwan University College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2019-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2017Presiding Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2015Presiding Judge, Suwon District Court
  • 2013Chief Judge of Gangneung Branch, Chuncheon District Court
  • 2012Presiding Judge, Gangneung Branch, Chuncheon District Court
  • 2011Judge, Patent Court
  • 2010Judge, Cheongju District Court
  • 2008Judge, Patent Court
  • 2007Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2005Judge, Seoul Eastern District Court
  • 2003Judge, Yeongwol Branch, Chuncheon District Court
  • 2002Judge, Yeongwol Branch (Jeongseon-gun, Taebaek-si, Pyeongchang-gun), Chuncheon District Court
  • 2001Judge, Yeongwol Branch, Chuncheon District Court
  • 1999Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 1997Judge, Suwon District Court
  • 1995-1997Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1997Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

Professional Activities

Publications
  • Study on the requirements for trade secrets (Focused on Secrecy and Management) (KAIST MIP LL.M. Dissertation)
  • Interpretation of the means plus function claim (Patent Court, Patent Litigation Study Vol. 5)
  • Acquired distinctiveness by use and the identity and similarity of trademarks (Patent Court, Patent Litigation Study Vol. 5)

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