John Kim

John Kim


Lee & Ko

South Korea

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



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John Kim

Areas of Expertise

Patents, Trademarks, Enforcement, Litigation


John Kim is a trial lawyer specializing in Cross-Border Litigation and International Dispute Resolution. As a Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Mr. Kim represented multinational clients from both the plaintiff and defense perspective at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Northern District of California. Resident in Quinn Emanuel’s Silicon Valley Office, he also led strategic counseling teams on behalf of a diverse international client base to maximize leverage and create real-world solutions in multiple IP disputes and competition law matters. As Assistant General Counsel of Intellectual Property at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in Seoul, Mr. Kim provided counsel on corporate-wide IP policy reform and the efficient management of antitrust and patent litigation risk profiles. He also conducted licensing and IP acquisition negotiations with several Global 500 entities. At Samsung, Mr. Kim managed over 100 worldwide litigation and licensing matters for Samsung’s Semiconductor, Telecommunications, Display, and Digital Media business units. Mr. Kim has also been involved in negotiating patent licenses in the semiconductor, consumer electronics, and software industries and he has represented clients regarding standard-essential patent licensing issues before tribunals and competition authorities around the world. Mr. Kim combines his corporate experience with his law firm experience to provide a wide range of clients with legal advice and counseling grounded in the practical realities of global businesses.

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