Jae Hoon Kim

Jae Hoon Kim

Managing Partner

Lee & Ko

South Korea

Hanjin Building, 63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 04532, Korea
South Korea



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Jae Hoon Kim

Areas of Expertise

Copyright, Litigation, Licensing & Franchising


Jae Hoon Kim joined Lee & Ko in 1986 and became head of the IP practice group at Lee & Ko, where he earned a reputation as a brilliant IP litigation strategist and was named as a top IP practitioner by numerous evaluators.

In 2013, Mr. Kim became the managing partner of Lee & Ko. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Kim has been involved in a number of landmark cases. He was the lead counsel in a patent infringement lawsuit in connection with nappy-related patents, and another landmark case where he successfully vitiated the largest damages ever claimed in Korea.

He also represented multinational companies in patent litigations covering the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, mechanical, electrical, telecoms, and computer software industries. Mr. Kim has advised and represented numerous foreign trademark owners in trademark disputes enforcing their trademark rights. He has also represented a number of high-profile copyright disputes.

Mr. Kim’s in-depth experience in unfair competition covers a broad context, including trade secret misappropriation. Mr. Kim is also an expert in IP licensing. He has advised on numerous licensing matters in connection with research and development, patents and know-how.

Mr. Kim has been recognized for his ability to effectively manage cases relating to product liability, environment and safety, white-collar crime and other complex matters that require the organic and comprehensive collaboration of multiple practice areas, and which have a far-reaching impact on the viability of the clients’ businesses in Korea and abroad.

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