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Jin Hwan KIMPartner, Patent Attorney

Mr. Kim is a founding partner of GV IP Law Firm and has 25 years of experience in intellectual property law. Mr. Kim’s experience covers a wide range of IP matters, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, and other enforcement related services. He drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the electrical field, including strategic prosecution of key patent applications for potential enforcement cases. He also managed patent portfolios of major foreign companies that file hundreds of applications per year in Korea. Mr. Kim was intimately involved in several patent litigations, which included pre-litigation analysis in the field of display, image processing, internet-related technologies, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.


  • Hanyang University, Electrical Engineering; B.S.

Professional Experience (26 years)

  • 1994~1996Almighty Systems, Software Engineer
  • 1998~2006Lee International IP & Law Group, Patent Attorney
  • 2006~2010Kim & Chang, Senior Patent Attorney
  • 2010~2018MAPS Intellectual Property Law Firm, Partner
  • 2018~PresentGV IP Law Firm, Partner




  • IP Issues Relating to Internet (KPAA) (1999)
  • Protection of Business Method in Korea (KPAA) (2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Is it Worthwhile to File Patent Applications in Korea?” (2006; IAKL Annual Conference)
  • “Patent Enforcement in Korea” (2008; IAKL Annual Conference)
  • “Korean Utility Model System” (2013; AIPPI Trilateral Conference in China)
  • “Recent Issues on Korean IP System” (2014; AIPPI Trilateral Conference in Korea)
  • “Employee Invention in Korea” (2015; AIPPI KR-US Board Conference)

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