YOON&YANG
Dongju Kwon Partner
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Dongju Kwon is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main practice areas include intellectual property rights (50%) and corporate-related litigations (50%).
Mr. Kwon built abundant first-hand experiences in fact-finding and application of legal principles in the process of handling various cases concerning intellectual properties including patents, trademarks, designs, and trade secrets and corporate-related civil and criminal litigations for more than 20 years as a chief judge and presiding judge. Such experiences enable him to accurately understand major issues that determine results of litigations, which in turn helps him develop logical arguments in consideration of perspectives of judges and prepare and submit relevant evidence. Based on such strengths, he is capable of winning litigations by properly defending the interest of clients.

Experience

  • 2018-present Partner, Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2023-present Member, Researcher Rights Protection Committee under the Ministry of Science and ICT
  • 2021-present Member, Industrial Property Rights Law Advisory Committee, Korean Intellectual Property Office
  • 2021-present Director, Korean Arbitrators Association, Inc.
  • 2019-present Arbitrator, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board
  • 2018-present Member, Special Committee of Judiciary Assessment, Seoul Bar Association
  • 2018-present Member, Gyeongsangnam-do Strategic Project Planning Committee
  • 2018-present Member, International/SME/Venture Sub-Advisory Committee, KOSDAQ Association
  • 2017-present Lecturer, Course for technical investigators/technical examiners at the Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 2017-present Lecturer, Courses on litigations regarding intellectual property rights at the Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 2009-present Member, Civil Law Research Society, Special Law Research Society, Patent Law Society and Information Law Society of the Supreme Court
  • 2018 Member, Editorial Board of the Collection of Papers Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Patent Court
  • 2017-21 Commissioner, Personal Information Protection Commission under the Presidential Office (vice minister level)
  • 2017-18 Member, Task force for International Trial Division of the Supreme Court
  • 2017 Government delegate, 27th meeting of WIPO SCP at Geneva
  • 2016-17 Advanced Intellectual Property Strategy Program of KAIST Graduate School of Future Strategy (1st -4th classes)
  • 2016-18 Head of Intellectual Property Team (consisting of 25 judges specialized in intellectual property), International Rules Society of the Supreme Court
  • 2016-18 Judge, Patent Court (collegiate court dedicated to invalidation and infringement of patent, etc.)
  • 2016 Member, Task Force for Research on Justification of Patent Lawsuit under the Office of Court Administration
  • 2015 Member of steering committee, Judges’ Council of Seoul High Court (Representative of 26th class of Judicial Research and Training Institute)
  • 2012-14 Judge, Seoul High Court [collegiate court dedicated to international transactions (insurance, marine affairs)]
  • 2010-12 Chairman, Chungju Election Commission
  • 2010-12 Chief Judge, Chungju Branch of Cheongju District Office (Presiding Judge)
  • 2009-10 Judicial Researcher, Supreme Court (Intellectual Property Right Team)
  • 2008-09 Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2007-08 Judge, Seoul Southern District Court
  • 2006 Government delegate, Vienna Conference of the UNCITRAL Working Group 2
  • 2006-09 International Litigation and Arbitration Team, International Rules Society of the Supreme Court
  • 2004-07 Judge, Jinju Branch of Changwon District Court
  • 2002-04 Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • 2000-02 Judge, Incheon District Court
  • 1997-00 Judge Advocate, Korean Air Force

Education

  • 2015 Advanced Construction Project Management Program of Seoul National University College of Engineering (12th)
  • 2014 Advanced Industrial Strategy Program of Seoul National University College of Engineering (52nd)
  • 2013 Seoul National University, Professional Legal Research Program (Fair Trade)
  • 2008 University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M.
  • 1997 Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1992 Korea University College of Law, LL.B.

Representative Matters

  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”
  • Represented SK Innovation Co., Ltd. in the case involving the petition for injunction against trade secret infringement, the petition for affirmation of non-existence of damages claim, and the petition for damages compensation
  • Represented SK Chemicals in the case of invalidation of registration relating to “Joins Tab.”
  • Represented Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. in the case involving the claim for affirmation of the scope of passive right and claim for adjudication on invalidation
  • Represented Kolma Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Cilostazol”
  • Represented Liquid Incorporated in the case of revocation of adjudication relating to keratin treatment form and method
  • Represented Bounce Co., Ltd. in the case of trademark registration invalidation
  • Represented KB Life Insurance in the case involving preliminary injunction against patent infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of preliminary injunction against patent infringement relating to “Nocotine Tab.”
  • Represented Genesis BBQ Co., Ltd. in the case seeking injunction against copyright infringement
  • Represented Hanmi Pharma in the case of injunction against patent infringement relating to “Solifenacin”

Awards

  • Litigation Star, Intellectual property, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2024)
  • Ministerial Commendation, Ministry of the Interior and Safety (2022)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property, Legal Times (2020)

Publications

  • Korea Chapter, Trade Secrets, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers and Partners (Co-author, 2024)
  • Korea Chapter, Trade Marks & Copyright, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Chambers and Partners (Co-author, 2024)
  • Case Analysis of the Standard for Determining Nonobviousness of Crystalline Form of Medicinal Invention, Collection of Papers Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Patent Court (2018)
  • Interpretation of the Trademark Act, Center for Law and Technology of the SNU Law Research Institute, Pakyoungsa (2017)
  • Research on Method of Calculation of Damages in Patent Infringement Litigations in Different Countries, International IP Law Research Center of Patent Court (2017)
  • Harmonization of Litigations for Cancellation of Adjudications and Litigations for Infringement Concerning Patents, Etc., Intellectual Property Research Society of Patent Court, 2016)
  • Information Law Precedents 2, Korea Association for Informedia Law (2016)
  • Handbook for Practices of Litigations on International Transactions (Rev.), National Court Administration (2015)
  • Explanation of Employee Invention System, Patent Law Society (2015)
  • Purpose and Scope of Article 47(4)2 (Requirements for Independent Patent) of the Former Patent Law, Explanations of Supreme Court Case Precedents, Supreme Court Library (2012)
  • Cases of Recognition of “Level of Person Having Ordinary Skill in the Art” in U.S. Courts, Intellectual Property Community of Court (2010)
  • Major Case Precedents Concerning U.S. Intellectual Property Laws, Intellectual Property Community of Court (2009)
  • Handbook for Litigations Concerning Foreign Nationals, National Court Administration (2003)

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