Kwang-Jun Kim, the CEO of Korea’s sovereign patent fund (SPF) operator Intellectual Discovery (ID), yesterday submitted his resignation, he has confirmed to IAM. Kim says that he had fundamental differences of opinion with the fund’s public sector backers over the level of financial support ID should receive from the government as well as the future direction of the company. This latest high-level departure is only the latest indicator of uncertainty over the future of the SPF model.

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