Welcome to the ALB Korean IP Conference 2014


Where:  Lotte Hotel, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
When:   14 October 2014
Time:     8:15am - 5pm

“The creative economy starts with the protection of Intellectual Property Rights.” Chung Hung-won, Prime Minister, Dec. 2013

Following its successful launch in 2013, ALB’s Korea IP Conference is returning on the 14 October, creating a window of dialogue among key representatives of the government and the legal community in the realm of IP management and brand protection. Taking place amidst significant developments including the Framework Act on Intellectual Property (IP), the Basic National IP Plan or the rolling out of the new Patent-Regulatory Approval Linkage System, the forum will facilitate the formulation of strategic action plans to address IP-related challenges in Korea and the region, while simultaneously aligning these strategies with broader business and regulatory frameworks. 

Why you should attend:

  • Turn your innovation into a lucrative asset with a world-class IP licensing and monetisation programme
  • Unveil opportunities in a global IP exchange for IP owners and investors alike
  • Reconcile your IP commercialisation strategy with anti-trust compliance
  • Gain insight into IP-related segments from A till Z including IP licensing, brand protection, e-discovery or dispute resolution
  • Embed your IP management strategy in the broader regulatory framework of fair competition practices, data protection as well as internet security
  • Streamline your  cross-border anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting regime
  • Learn how in-house counsel can juggle increasing IP management responsibilities with their day-to-day transactional work
  • Optimise your IP litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes
  • Get hands-on tips on handling patent exhaustion, parallel imports and double recovery
  • Meet top IP experts from government, the entertainment, pharmaceutical, chemical, technology, e-commerce and consumer goods industries

Agenda for the ALB Korea IP Conference 2014

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(*Thomson Reuters reserves the right to make changes to the final program should circumstances so warrant. Delegates will be notified accordingly.)

8:15 Registration

9:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks 

9:10 GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE: Updates on KIPO’s latest IP management initiatives

SEO EULSOO, Director, International Cooperation Division, Korean Intellectual Property (IP) Office


Sang-Seop Noh, Former Head, Anti-Monopoly Division, Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)


Kwang Jun Kim, President, Licensing Executives Society (LES) Korea, Senior VP & Chief IP Officer, Samsung Display

10:20 Refreshment Break 

10:30 “Striving for IP Excellence”: Korea’s National Strategy for Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Progress updates on the implementation of the Framework Act on IP
  • Implementing the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan for National IP (“Empowering IP to future prosperity”) and the 5 policy objectives: IP creation, IP protection, IP social infrastructure, newly emerging IP and IP utilisation  
  • Formulating and implementing the Master Plan for National IP
  • Introduction to the role and functions of the Presidential Council on IP
  • Current policy emphases: linking R&D and IP, IP governance, IP financing, IP social awareness, local/regional IP competency, IP fair trade, IP dispute resolution and infringement damage

Kwon Kyu Woo, Director General, IP Promotion Bureau, Presidential Council on IP

11:00 Reconciling IP licensing obligations with anti-trust compliance 

  • Review of the Guidelines of the Undue Exercise of IP Rights and its applicability to industry players
  • Further clarification offered by the new guidelines (Fair Patent License Agreements, Standard-Setting Organisations)
  • Sharing best practices and lessons learnt  in the handling of unfair trade practices, the abuse of market dominance, pay-for-delay agreements (reverse payments)

Calvin Park, Senior Director, Legal, Qualcomm 

11:30 IP and international private law: Patent exhaustion and double recovery 

  • Principles surrounding IP law: patent, trademark and copyright regulations
  • Torts vs. IP for infringement damages 
  • Jurisdiction for patent exhaustion and international patent infringement cases

Yun-kyung Choi, Senior Manager, LG Chem Ltd

12:00 Networking Luncheon 

13:00 Panel: Optimising anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy: a multi-stakeholder approach

  • Distributing responsibilities and liabilities for IP infringements between IP owners, ISPs and government enforcement agencies 
  • Assessing the importance and viability of border measures and monetary remedies
  • Joint enforcement activities between ISPs, brands and government authorities across the region
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of international conventions such as the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement

Moderator: Kwee Tiang Ang, Regional Director, IFPI Asia

Presentation followed by an interactive panel with:

Yu Sun Woo, Brand Enforcement Manager, Louis Vuitton

Sven-Erik Batenburg, Head of Legal & Compliance, European Chamber of Commerce Korea (ECCK)

Seong-Hyeon Ryu, Deputy Head, Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices, World Customs Organization (WCO)

13:50 Panel: Combating piracy and copyright infringement

  • Criminalising the act of illegal downloading: should Korea follow Japan’s stringent example?
  • Continuing the evolution from the outdated ‘notice & take down’ approach toward the newer more effective measures to mute online piracy
  • Setting up a digital copyright exchange

Moderator: Kwee Tiang Ang, Regional Director, IFPI Asia

Presentation followed by an interactive panel with:

Kwee Tiang Ang, Regional Director, IFPI Asia

Joe Welch, Vice-President for Government Relations, Asia, 21st Century Fox

Ho-Hyun Nahm, Chairman, Internet address Dispute Resolution Committee 

14:40 Ensuring internet security, domain name and data protection

  • Initiatives in safeguarding trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos
  • Strategies for fighting cybersquatting
  • Domain dispute resolution mechanisms: Filling in the gap of a stand-alone .kr Internet Dispute resolution provider 
  • Building a comprehensive online brand protection model

Ho-Hyun Nahm, Chairman, Internet address Dispute Resolution Committee

15:10 Refreshment Break 

15:20 Lessons from litigation against patent trolls: Litigation, collaboration and settlement

  • The rationale behind taking control of rather than shying away from IP dispute resolution matters
  • How to manage disputes with nonpracticing entities (NPEs)
  • How to work with a service provider of Defensive Patent Aggregation (DPA)
  • How to coordinate related stakeholders in managing IP disputes with a patent troll

Anders Eriksson, VP and Regional General Counsel, Ericsson 

David Soonyub Kwon, Chief Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Legal Dept., Ericsson-LG


Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to avoid and resolve IP disputes

  • The role of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • The particularities of IP dispute resolution: the pros and cons of ADR and court litigation
  • Trends in IP ADR: Results of the WIPO International Survey on Dispute Resolution in Technology Transactions
  • Customised WIPO procedures for IP/IT disputes, for example concerning patents in standards (FRAND terms)

Catherine Lee, WIPO Neutral, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration & Mediation Center

16:20 Closing panel: Strategies in managing IP management commitments as an in-house counsel 

  • How do generalist in-house counsel balance increasing level of IP-specific matters with their day-to-day transactional obligations
  • Capitalising on IP: new approaches to monetising emerging IP assets 
  • IP and In-House Counsel as a strategic business partner: aligning IP with business objectives
  • Practical tips on optimising regional IP management and brand protection  across different jurisdictions
  • Dealing with sensitive matters such as IP dispute resolution processes

Moderator: Professor Youngtack, Invited Professor of IP Law, Seoul National University

Anders Eriksson, VP and Regional General Counsel, Ericsson

David Soonyub Kwon, Chief Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Legal Dept., Ericsson-LG

John Kwak, Corporate Counsel, Hyundai Heavy Industries

Jay Hwan Im, Head of International Legal Affairs, CJ E&M 

17:00 Closing Remarks / End of the 2nd Annual Korea IP Conference



Speakers at the ALB Korea IP Conference 2014


Kuiwou Kwon, Director General - IP Promotion Bureau

Dr. Kuiwou Kwon earned bachelor degree in business administration from Seoul National University in 1991, LL.M degree and then JSD (Doctor of Juristic Science) at the Law School of Washington University in St.Louis, U.S.A in 2006. He joined Korean government after passing highly-qualified official exam in 1993 and since then, has worked in the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). He served as the Director of the International Affairs Division, Design Examination Division, and the Acting Dean for the International Intellectual Property Training Institute (IIPTI), KIPO. He also practiced as trademark and design examiner.

He had also went through the directors for  Finance & Planning Division, the Division of Creativity and Innovation and IP Attache in Korean Embassy, Washington D.C.. He attended in a number of multinational and bilateral meetings and negotiations representing Korean government in the field of IPR(e.g., IP5, WIPO, WTO, APEC). He has actively involved with international and national training courses or seminars as speakers.

He also lectures as Adjunct Professor at the Law School of Hannam University in Korea. In 2007 to 2008, he conducted a consulting mission to Azerbaijan and Tunisia governments for the establishment of the IP training center as consultant, commissioned by the WIPO. He is currently working for Director General, IP Promotion Bureau, Presidential Council on Intellectual Property.

Sang-Seop Noh, Former Head - Anti-Monopoly Division, Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)

Former Director Anti-Monopoly Division(KFTC; Korea Fair Trade Commission, Jan 2011~Feb 2014)

2003 Master of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin, USA 1993

Master of Public Admimnistration, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea 1990

Bachelor of Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul Korea

Anders Eriksson, VP and Regional General Counsel, Ericsson

Anders Eriksson is Vice President and Regional Counsel for the Ericsson Group (the world’s leading vendor of telecommunication products) in North East Asia. He has previously headed the legal team in Southeast Asia & Oceania based in Kuala Lumpur for 3.5 years. Anders is responsible for a legal, contractual, compliance and trade compliance matters across the region.

Kwee Tiang Ang, Regional Director, IFPI Asia

ANG Kwee Tiang (KT Ang) is the Regional Director for Asia of IFPI, the  organization representing the music industry worldwide with more than 1,300 record producers and distributors from over 66 countries. He coordinates IFPI's priorities across Asia, leading legal policy and government affairs in the region, developing the legal and economic framework for copyright that is essential for the further development of the digital music business. The IFPI Asian Regional Office is in Hong Kong, with a Representative Office in Beijing. Mr. Ang supervises all the IFPI national groups and collecting societies across the region and is also engaged in an active programme to put in place the legal rights and effective collecting societies for IFPI member companies throughout the region.

Prior to his IFPI appointment in January 2013, KT Ang was the Asia Pacific Regional Director of CISAC1 for 24 years where he had helped to create, revitalize and/or develop most of the authors/publishers copyright collective management organizations in the region including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Macau, Brunei, China, India and Indonesia. He had also served on the board of many of those organizations and continues to serve as a director of the Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore (CLASS) Ltd, which undertakes the collective management of rights in literary works in Singapore.


KT Ang earned a first degree in law from the National University of Singapore, before going on to earn his Masters of Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in UK, US and EU Copyright Laws at King's College, University of London. He has undertaken more than 100 expert advisory missions and speaking engagements on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to developing countries in Asia, advising on copyright law and the creation of copyright societies. He had served as deputy superintendent of police as part of his military service in Singapore.


David Ho, Senior IP Counsel, Alibaba

David Ho is a legal counsel at Alibaba.com Limited responsible for managing intellectual property and litigation issues.

David has years of experience in intellectual property enforcement and portfolio management in both online and offline environments.  He represented Fortune 500 and multinational companies in trade mark and patent infringement litigations, domain name dispute arbitrations as well as administrative raid actions in China.

Prior to joining Alibaba.com, David practiced with renowned law firms including Deacons, Jones Day and Mayer Brown JSM. 

Calvin Park, Director - IP, Qualcomm

Calvin Park is Senior Director and Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Park has been with Qualcomm since January 2007, and he oversees the legal operations of the company in Korea in litigation and licensing matters.

Before joining Qualcomm, Mr. Park served as the Head of License and International Legal Affairs at Pantech Group, where he led Pantech’s overseas legal matters ranging from licensing to IP litigation.

Mr. Park received Asia Law Journal’s In-House Counsel of the Year 2007 Award for South Korea and also was voted as one of the TOP25 In-House Counsel by Asia Legal Business Journal in 2007.

Mr. Park is well-known in the world of IP law and policies. Mr. Park was one of the speakers at the 43rd AIPPI Congress in Seoul in 2012, where he spoke about “Standards Essential Patents, FRAND Terms and Injunctive Relief”. Mr. Park is also a member of the IPR Expert Committee of the Telecommunications Technology Association, and he is frequently invited to speak/lecture at various academic events. Mr. Park has been elected as one of the vice-chairs of the Asia-Pacific Committee of Section of International Law of American Bar Association.

Mr. Park received his B.S. in Biology from University California Los Angeles in 1994, and graduated from UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law School in 1999.

Ho Hyun Nahm, Chairman, Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee

Mr. Ho-Hyun Nahm is the lead partner of Barun IP & Law in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Nahm was admitted to the Korean National Patent Bar as Patent and Trademark Attorney in 1986. He has been specializing in contentious and non-contentious patent and trademark matters as well as international licensing.  

Mr. Nahm was a Councilor of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea. He was also the President of the Korea Trademark Association. Currently, Mr. Nahm is the Chairman of IDRC (Internet address Dispute Resolution Committee in Korea) and the President of APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys’ Association)-Korea Group. He also serves as a panelist of the U.S. National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Committee (ADNDRC), and IDRC. He is the Vice President of the Korea Arbitrators’ Association and an arbitrator of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. He also serves as the Director of the Korean Intellectual Property Forum, the Korean Industrial Property Rights Institute, and the FICPI-Korea. He is presently serving as a member of the following international non-governmental organizations: INTA, AIPPI, FICPI, ECTA, APAA, and PTMG. 

Mr. Nahm is the author of the books “Challenging the 21st Century with Intellectual Property Rights” (in Korean, English, and Japanese versions) and “Change Your Life With Ideas.” He is also Co-author of the book “From Edison To Ipod” and the contributor for the Korean jurisdiction of “INTA Opposition Guideline”.  

Mr. Nahm was a visiting professor of the National Police University and the Sookmyung Women’s University. He also lectured Intellectual Property Laws for the course of CIPO (Chief Intellectual Property Officer) at the Law School of Seoul National University and at the Seoul Bar Association. He has been invited as a speaker to various international conferences including INTA, AIPPI, PTMG and FICPI and a great number of academic and business sessions in Korea and around the world.

He has been named a leading lawyer by numerous professional publications including Asia Law and won the Korea Innovation Award in Service for the Law Enforcement and Intellectual Property Rights Community.

Yusun Woo, Brand Enforcement Manager, Louis Vuitton

Ms. Yusun Woo, a national of Republic of Korea, is Intellectual Property Manager of Louis Vuitton Korea.  She is part of the Intellectual Property Department of LVMH Fashion Group that is responsible for protecting intellectual property rights owned by Louis Vuitton Malletier and other Fashion Group Division brands including but not limited to Celine, Givency, Marc Jacobs, and Loewe.

Prior to joining Louis Vuitton, Ms. Woo worked at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland for three years from 2008 to 2011 as Legal Staff at the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Section. Ms. Woo holds a Juris Doctor degree from University of South Carolina School of Law in USA and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Korea National Open University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea.

Joe Welch, Vice President for Government Relations - Asia, 21st Century Fox

Joe Welch is Senior Vice President of government relations, Asia at 21st Centry Fox and previously held a similar role with News Corporation and at Star TV. He was previously regional director of regulatory affairs (Asia) at MCI. He is based in Hong Kong was educated at Santa Clara University School of Law and Amherst College.

Sven-Erik Batenburg, Head of Legal & Compliance, European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK)

Sven-Erik Batenburg is Head of Legal & Compliance at the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea, a non-profit organisation for companies conducting business in or related to Korea.  In such capacity, Mr. Batenburg operates, e.g. the ECCK’s IPR Committee, which serves as the prime communication channel with government authorities on IP matters, raises public awareness of IP challenges and provides assistance to member companies facing intellectual property issues.

As former Intellectual Property Manager at JT International, Mr. Batenburg was responsible for protecting and expanding the trademark portfolio of one of the company’s global flagship brands.  Prior to that, Mr. Batenburg worked as Legal Staff at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where he was in charge of the “.NL” domain name dispute resolution system.

Mr. Batenburg holds a Master’s degree in Information Law from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Yun-Kyung Choi, Senior Manager - Intellectual Property Division, LG Chem Ltd

Yun Choi is a legal counsel, having handled Intellectual Property issues in LG Chem, Ltd for the past 10 years.  The IP issues range from technology agreements (confidentiality agreements, development agreements, llicensing agreements, consulting agreement, and other technology related agreements), technology transfer to IP disputes.  She supports IP related negoations mainly for business departments and Research Park. 


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