About Us

The Korean-American Intellectual Property Organization, or KAIPO, is the newest, as well as the first, Korean-American Affinity Group officially recognized by USPTO. The organization aims to promote and support the growth and development of Korean-American intellectual property professionals as well as the diverse cultural and social heritage of the Korean-American community.


KAIPO membership application


KAIPO Charter (amended December 22, 2020)

KAIPO Bylaws (amended November 24, 2020)

Policy Resolution 2019-01

Policy Resolution 2021-01

Organization Chart


2023 Board of Directors and Officers

James J. Lee, President*

Monica Shin, Vice President*

Chanel Jhin, Secretary*

Justin Seo, Treasurer

Thomas Hong, Board Member at Large*

Sisley Kim, Board Member at Large*

Taelor Kim, Board Member at Large*

Jae Y. Lee, Board Member at Large*

Eric Yoon, Board Member at Large*

Ig An, Remote Engagement Officer

Moo R. Jeong, International Coordination Officer

Dae Y. Kim, Marketing Officer

James Choi, Technology Officer

Patrick Kim, Event Coordinator

Jonathan Lee, Event Coordinator

Tammy Lee, Membership Officer

Euncha Cherry, Member Recognitions Officer

Andrew Kim, Training Officer

Seong Ah Shin, Outreach Officer

*Board of Directors