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KEUN WOO LEE / Partner

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Biography

Keun Woo Lee is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC and his main practice areas are intellectual property, antitrust, trade secrets, copyrights, e-commerce, personal information and other technology, media and telecommunication areas. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Law (LL.B), Seoul National University Graduate School of Law and University of Southern California Graduate School of Law (LL.M) and worked at a Los Angeles branch of Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey. Having been admitted to practice law, Keun-Woo Lee represented in cases on amendment to the Protection of Communications Secrets Act, infringement of trade secrets among SK Hynix, Toshiba and SanDisk, a trademark dispute of Kumho Petrochemical, a patent dispute regarding lithium ion secondary cell separators, a patent dispute regarding an automatic waste collection facility, a litigation for cancellation of a patent for a medicine, Plavix, a patent dispute for an automatic reservation system for express buses, a copyright infringement case between a terrestrial broadcasting company and a cable TV company, a copyright infringement case between 47 film companies and web storage companies, a case on an Internet portal company’s infringement on a copyright and other various cases on patents, trademarks, designs, trade secrets and antitrust. He also proceeded with compensation for an employee’s invention on behalf of Jinro and Yuhan Corporation and information network and personal information protection affairs on behalf of Yahoo, GM and KISA and telecommunication service affairs on behalf of SKT, Sejong Telecom and other facilities-based telecommunications companies and advised Intel, Microsoft and other IT companies. In the cross-line area between intellectual property rights and antitrust, he proceeded with a license contract in a case on abuse of market dominant position on behalf of Qualcomm and conducted a pharmaceutical patent analysis and filed relevant materials on behalf of a pharmaceutical company.

Education

2013
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, LL.M.
2006
Seoul National University Graduate School of Law
2002
Seoul National University College of Law, LL.B.

Experience

2015-present
Partner, Yoon & Yang LLC (formerly Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu, 2006-2009)
2014-present
Member, Patent System Committee, Korea Patent Attorneys Association
2012-13
Foreign Lawyer Associate, Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey, Los Angeles
2011
Member, Intellectual Property Right Committee, Seoul Bar Association
2007-09
Member, Intellectual Property Right Committee, Korea Bar Association
2006-15
Associate, Yoon & Yang LLC

Publications

1. “International Briefings,” Managing Intellectual Property, October, 2013

Representative Matters

  • Represented SK Hynix in a trade secrete infringement case against Toshiba and SanDisk
  • Represented Kumho Petrochemical in a trademark dispute with Kumho Industrial
  • Represented terrestrial broadcasting companies including KBS in a litigation regarding copyright infringement and re-transmission against cable TV system operators 
  • Represented terrestrial broadcasting companies including KBS in a litigation regarding copyright infringement against My TV
  • Represented CJ and other 47 film companies and producers in a copyright infringement litigation against major web storage service providers 
  • Represented CJ and Mnet in a litigation regarding infringement on copyright of music against Soribada
  • Represented Qualcomm in an investigation by the Korea Fair Trade Commission into an alleged abuse of market dominant position 
  • Represented SKT in a case against KT regarding network connection charges between facilities-based companies -Represented SK Innovation in a patent dispute with Tonen regarding a secondary cell separator -Regarding Siemens in a patent infringement case regarding an automatic waste collection facility for a large apartment complex
  • Represented Hanmi Pharm in a patent case regarding a medicine, Plavix
  • Proceeded with amendment to the rules on compensation for employees’ invention on behalf of Yuhan Corporation, Siemens and Intel
  • Filed documents with the Korea Fair Trade Commission on behalf of an international pharmaceutical company
  • Proceeded with affairs regarding compensation for an employee’s invention relating to Chamiseul on behalf of Jinro
  • Represented publishing companies including Kumsung Textbook, Hyungseul Publishing Networks and Kyohak Publishing in copyright infringement cases
  • Represented the Association for Express Buses in a patent dispute for an automatic reservation system for express buses
  • Represented BackJoy in a patent cancellation case
  • Represented MS and Yahoo in cases regarding the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization 
  • Advising GM, KISA, etc. on protection of personal information on a regular basis
  • Prepared a proposal on an amendment to the Protection of Communications Secrets Act

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