Areas of Expertise
Mr. Lee received a BSc. in Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University in 1971. He was admitted to the Korean Patent Bar in 1982. Before his IP career, Mr. Lee worked as an engineer at Samsung Aerospace Industries Co., Ltd. (currently Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.) As a patent attorney, he worked at D.S. Mock Patent and Law Office (1983-1985) until he founded Y.P. Lee and Associates in 1985. Since then, Mr. Lee has successfully prosecuted domestic and overseas patents in various technical areas, and has been involved in a considerable number of patent litigation cases in Korea. He was appointed as a professor at the International IP Training Institute and a counselor for the Korea Law Times. Mr. Lee actively served as a member of the IP Dispute Mediation Committee of the Korean Intellectual Property Office and has vast experience in the commercialization of patents. Additionally, he made significant contributions to the revision of IP related laws and played central roles in several IP related organizations such as the Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA), AIPPI, APAA, LES, and INTA.