Young Mo Kwon is a recognisable figure in the Korean market who is highlighted by sources for his “thorough approach” to issues such as technology licensing and patent enforcement.
Young Mo Kwon, a partner at Lee & Ko, is recognised as one of the leading IP trial lawyers in Korea, with a wealth of experience to support his reputation and a solid technical background that makes him unique among other IP practitioners. Since starting his practice in 1987, he has focused on the enforcement of IP rights with a particular emphasis on patents and technology licensing.
Mr Kwon’s extensive representation of multinational and domestic corporations covers all major technical fields including electrical, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, bio, computer and other industries. Most notably, he successfully defended one of the largest Korean conglomerates in a landmark case, initiated by a global corporation (in Korea and the US) alleging infringement of a patent for polyester tyre code. In addition, he successfully defended one of the largest biogenetics companies in a claim of infringement of a genetic engineering patent for BGH, which is the first biogenetics case ever filed before a Korean court. His success record continues with his defence of the largest corporate group in Korea in a claim of infringement of a patent for a drilling ship device for multi-tasking exploratory or developmental drilling and his defence of a medium-sized Korean company in a multi-jurisdictional patent litigation brought by a global semiconductor probe card manufacturer in connection with semiconductor probe card assembly, where his victory created a favourable outcome in other jurisdictions.
He has been awarded with many accolades in Chambers Asia, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Asialaw and Who’s Who Legal for his involvement in many of Korea’s most critical precedents and notable cases.