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Korea-US IP Forum & PCT Round Table Recap

Hello members and friends of KAIPO,

2022 Korea-US Intellectual Property Forum and PCT Roundtable was held on October 28th at National Harbor during the AIPLA conference week.  The event kicked off with welcoming remarks from Young-Jae Kim, Minister of Economic Affairs, and Chung K. Pak, Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings.  Various Korean IP organizations across U.S. gathered at the forum and shared their knowledge and initiatives in their respective IP space.  Participants included leaders and representatives from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA), Korea-American Intellectual Property Bar Association (KAIPBA), Korean-American Intellectual Property Organization (KAIPO) at the USPTO, KOTRA IP-Desk (New York and Los Angeles), PCT Korea Center, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), GI Research, and Korea Institute of Intellectual Property Promotion (KIPRO).  Sixteen of our KAIPO members, officers, and guests joined the forum and got together for a social event afterwards.  We would like to express our gratitude to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and PCT Korea Center for creating a forum for these organizations and promoting cooperation. 

Speakers on front row: Alex Paek (GI Research), James Lee (KAIPO), Wanho Jang (KIPRO), Yeong-Jin Heo (KPAA), Chung Pak (Maryland Office), Hyun-suk Lim (Embassy of Republic of Korea ), Taewook Park (KIPO), Yun J Kim/Dami Park (KOTRA IP-DESK), Sujin Park (KAIPBA)  KAIPO members, officers, guest on back row: Charles Kim, Tawri Matsushige, Taelor Kim, Eliza Yang, Sunki Yoo, Andrew Kim, Dae Kim, Harry Kim, Vikie Kim, Matt Kim, Chanel Jhin, Stephanie Ham, Seong Ah Shin, Thomas HongSpeakers on front row:

Alex Paek (GI Research), James Lee (KAIPO), Wanho Jang (KIPRO), Yeong-Jin Heo (KPAA), Chung Pak (Maryland Office), Hyun-suk Lim (Embassy of Republic of Korea ), Taewook Park (KIPO), Yun J Kim/Dami Park (KOTRA IP-DESK), Sujin Park (KAIPBA)

 

KAIPO members, officers, guest on back row:

Charles Kim, Tawri Matsushige, Taelor Kim, Eliza Yang, Sunki Yoo, Andrew Kim, Dae Kim, Harry Kim, Vikie Kim, Matt Kim, Chanel Jhin, Stephanie Ham, Seong Ah Shin, Thomas Hong

 

James Lee introducing KAIPO at the forum and sharing plans for cooperation with external stakeholdersJames Lee introducing KAIPO at the forum and sharing plans for cooperation with external stakeholders

 

Short articles published on Korea Times about this IP forum: http://www.koreatimes.com/article/1438896, http://www.koreatimes.com/article/1438425

Please support KAIPO by becoming a member today.  If are interested in serving as an officer please reach out to james.lee1@uspto.gov or join us in our next board meeting (announced in KAIPO Teams Channel). 

 

Regards,

James Lee

President of KAIPO

 

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