Yoon Suk Shin of Lee International IP & Law Group

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Yoon Suk Shin is a senior patent attorney with extensive experience prosecuting patent applications before the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Shin also has extensive experience handling patent litigation matters before the Korean courts in the fields of pharmaceuticals and OLED materials. Additionally, she advises clients on technology transfers and licensing agreements. Ms. Shin also has assisted and represented various clients in pharmaceutical regulatory matters with administrative bodies including the Patent and Marketing Approval Linkage System. This broad mix of experience provides a solid foundation for her effective representations of multinational corporations.

Prior to joining Lee International IP & Law Group, Ms. Shin worked at a number of leading Korean law firms, including Kim & Chang from 1998 to 2001 and First Law Lee & Ko from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Shin also worked at Grossman, Tucker, Perreault and Pfledger, PLLC and Maine and Asmus, PLLC in the United States (2006).

Ms. Shin graduated from Seoul National University with B.S. and M.A. degrees in biotechnology in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Ms. Shin also studied intellectual property law at the Franklin Pierce Center for IP Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in the United States (MIP, 2006). Ms. Shin is fluent in English and Korean, and she has a professional working knowledge of Japanese.

Ms. Shin presented IP protection in Korea at BIO IPCC (BIO Intellectual Property Counsel Conference) in the United States in 2010 and 2011, and spoke about the Patent Term Extension System in Korea at the AIPPI Congress in Seoul in 2012. Further, Ms. Shin moderated the session “Patentability of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Inventions” at the 2013 Korea – US Intellectual Property Judicial Conference in Korea. Ms. Shin is a member of the International Subcommittee of the Biotechnology Committee, AIPLA.

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