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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Beijing, Dubai, Gyeonggi-do, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and 3 more

Catherine Eunkyeong Lee

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Intellectual Property


Pharmaceutical; Chemical(Chemical Engineering); Biotechnology/Food; Polymers/Nano-material/Electronic Materials; Secondary Battery/New Renewable Energy/Clean Technology; IP Management;Filing and Prosecution of Patent / Utility Model Applications; Plant Variety Protection


Catherine is the Managing Partner of Bae, Kim & Lee IP Group leading Chemical/Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical team. She worked as a researcher at Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information and started her career as a patent attorney since 1992 handling various issues of Intellectual Property-related field. Catherine was an advisor for International Patent Assistance Center Electronic Industries Association of Korea; Korea Trade Commission under Ministry of Knowledge Economy; Center of International IP Protection at Korea Intellectual Property Office. She also worked as a research member of Innovation Policy Research Center under Korea Drug Research Association and as a patent attorney for Korea Health Industry Development Institute. Ms. Lee is contributing to establishing and examining policies for protection of intellectual property working as an Expert Committee of Protection for Presidential Council on Intellectual Property. She is a vice president of international corporation of Korea Patent Attorneys Association(KPAA). She also a World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) arbitrator.


Korean; English


Korea Patent Attorneys Association; New York Bar(2005);Massachusetts Bar(2004); AIPPI, APAA, LES, FICPI,KCAB


Franklin Pierce Law Center (JDMIP, 2004); Dankook University (B.S. in Electric Engineering, 1998); Seoul National University Graduate School of Pharmacy (M.S., 1990); Seoul National University (B.S. in Pharmacy, 1988)

South Korea: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC’s intellectual property practice is able to draw on the firm’s broad expertise to handle transactions, data protection and privacy, compliance in addition to its core offering in IP prosecution and patent litigation. The practice has notable strengths in contentious matters; Taeck Soo Kwon, Jung Hi Park successfully represented Dongkook Pharmaceutical in a Patent Court appeal seeking to invalidate a patent owned by Novartis. In copyright disputes, Kwon and Tae Uk Kang successfully advised Avocado Entertainment against copyright infringement charges and unfair competition claims filed by a competitor; one of the first major cases to consider whether certain ideas, such as game rules and storylines, can be protected under the Copyright Act and the Unfair Competition Prevention Act. Susan Park and Jihyun Kim are advising Netflix on all aspects of Korean music licensing in preparation for its launch in Korea. Other significant members of the team are Jihyun Kim, Kijoong Kang, Catherine Eunkyeong Lee, and Jihyun Kim.

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