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WONIL KIM / Partner

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Biography

Wonil Kim is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main areas of practice include intellectual property, anti-trust, broadcasting, information & telecommunications, and bioindustry. He has lectured as a professor at the Patent Training Institute of the Seoul Bar Association and has served as a member of the Competition Policy Advisory Board for the Korea Fair Trade Commission. After graduating from Seoul National University College of Law, he received an LL.M. from the University of Washington School of Law.

Education

2002
University of Washington School of Law, LL.M.
1988
Seoul National University College of Law, LL.B.

Experience

2003-present
Partner, Yoon & Yang LLC (formerly Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu, 2006-2009)
2021-present
Named in ALB(2021) 'Korea Super 30 Lawyers 2021'
2017-present
Legal Advisor, Korea Drug Development Fund (formerly Investment Deliberation, Korea Drug Development Fund)
2017-present
Sole Arbitrator, International Matters, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board
2017-18
Legal Advisor, Personal Information Protection Commission
2016-present
Civil Affairs Mediator, Patent Court
2016-present
Director, Korea Patent Attorney Association
2015-21
Vice Chairperson, Korea Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
2015-present
Commissioner, Internet Law System Forum, Korea Internet & Security Agency
2014-present
Legal Advisor, Personal Information Protection Commission
2013-present
Named in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers
2013-21
Vice Chairman, Korean Arbitrators Association
2012-present
Advisory Member, Legal Advisory Panel on International Investment and Intellectual Property Rights
2011-present
Commissioner, Korea Drug Development Fund (formerly Investment Deliberation, Korea Drug Development Fund)
2009-present
Director, Korea Industrial Property Law Association
2008-09
Outside Director, Ilsung Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
2005-07
Member, Competition Policy Advisory Committee of the Korea Fair Trade Commission
2004-07
Professor, Patent Law Research and Study Center, Seoul Bar Association
2002-03
Partner, Yoon & Partners
1998-02
Associate, Yoon & Partners
1996-98
Associate, Shimin Law Firm, Seoul, Korea
1994-96
Judge, Inchon District Court

Publications

  1. "Regulation of personal information in new fields," Asian-Mena Counsel : IP TMT Special report (co-author, 2016.1.)
  2. "Korea Chapter," LexisNexis Intellectual Property Law Guide 2013/14 (co-author), 2014
  3. "International Briefings," Managing Intellectual Property. October, 2013
  4. "IP & TMT chapter," IFLR AsiaLaw Korea Annual Review, 2013
  5. "The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review" – Law Business Research Ltd., (co-author), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  6. "Korea Chapter," Getting the Deal Through-Intellectual Property & Antitrust (co-author), 2009, 2013, 2014
  7. Global Competition Review (co-author), 2007, 2009
  8. "Overview and Trends of Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law in Korea," The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2007 
  9. "New Weight Class in Korea" – The Securities-related Class Action Act, Asian Counsel, 2005
  10. "Reinforced Regulations on Spam Mail," AsiaLaw, 2005
  11. "A note, Right of Publicity," Bup Jo, 2003

Representative Matters

  • Advised on KFTC’s investigation into patent abuse and antitrust against a mobile communications semiconductor manufacturer
  • Represented the client in a patent dispute over multi-valent pneumonia vaccination
  • Represent a client in a claim for compensation for employee invention related to 3D NAND flash memory manufacture process

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