Region: South Korea

South Korea most likely to take the lead in lithium-ion battery race

As the global lithium-ion battery invention space continues to grow in portfolio size and strength, all eyes are on South Korean firms, which dominate the top 10 patent holders. According to analysis, the country is on the path to claiming the patent portfolio top spot from Japan in the coming years.

14 February 2024

‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it’: an interview with Korean R&D shop Wilus

The company is seeking to become the world’s go-to standards technology development company, says CEO Jin Sam Kwak

06 February 2024

South Korean office has ambitious plans for IP finance future

KIPO has pledged to increase the size of the country’s IP financing market and “lay the groundwork” for brand-backed financing

10 January 2024

South Korea: IP Office’s DABUS Nullification Highlights Stance Towards AI Inventors

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

According to the Korean Patent Act, the right to obtain a patent is vested in a person who makes an invention or their successor. The Seoul Administrative Court’s decision to dismiss the DABUS appeal cements the IP office and the courts’ position on this matter.

08 December 2023

CRISPR-Cas9 drugmakers like Vertex should come to the table early, says ToolGen’s IP chief

Chief Legal Officer Yoori Kim argues that current patent uncertainty should fuel rather than thwart licensing deals

01 November 2023

Unitary Patents increasingly popular with Asian innovators

But European firms still dominate as the number of UPs requested passes the 8,000-mark

04 September 2023

South Korea: Recent Legislative Reforms and Judicial Efforts Expected to Improve Patent Enforcement Environment

Featured in The Patent Litigation Review 2024

The Korean government is committed to making the country global hub for litigation, with an increased focus on the courts and two critical legislative reforms on discovery and increased damages.

25 August 2023

South Korean DABUS ruling stirs AI-related patent law reforms debate

A KIPO consultation on possible changes is due to launch this month following the judgment which echoes a similar ruling from Taiwan

11 July 2023

Top South Korea filers 2022

Featured in Prosecution data

The tech company’s applications dropped by nearly 50% in 2022 but it remains ahead of its domestic competitors

23 June 2023

Hyundai’s patent strategy looks to shift gears to green tech

IP Head Seung Hyun Youn talks to IAM about the Korean carmaker’s pivot from engines and transmission to technologies of the future

21 June 2023

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