[Seoul Economic Daily] [Law Firm New Business] “Providing Solutions to Intellectual Property Rights and Responsibilities in Virtual World”
[Seoul Economic Daily] On July 27, 2022, Lee & Ko’s Metaverse Task Force (TF) was introduced by Seoul Economic Daily. Seven attorneys specializing in IT, finance, and virtual assets are part of the TF that was launched last February. Seoul Economic Daily stated that “there are growing number of companies seeking advice from Lee & Ko’s Metaverse TF due to the inevitable uncertainties in legal framework for the new concept,” and that “Lee & Ko’s Metaverse TF’s particular strength in prompt communication with companies comes from being located in Alphadom City, where many companies reside.”
[Legal Times] [IP] “Coway Found Not to Infringe ChungHo Nais’s ‘Ice Water Purifier Patent’”
On July 21, 2022, Legal Times reported Lee & Ko’s recent win in a patent infringement lawsuit involving an ice water purifier patent. The article noted that “Lee & Ko secured a victory for Coway in injunction and compensation for damages litigation at the appellate level and prevailed on all claims, reversing the decision by the court of first instance.” The victory was the result of meticulous analysis by Lee & Ko’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, which carefully reviewed all related materials from various lawsuits between the companies that took place over the past eight years, to accurately identify relevant technical features of the asserted patent and Coway’s product and to develop legal arguments based on such technical differences. This led to a robust and persuasive showing of the differences between ChungHo Nais’s asserted patent and Coway’s product, paving the way to the victory.
[Maeil Business Newspaper] Lee & Ko Signed an MOU, ‘Supporting ESG for Fintech Companies,' With Korea Fintech Industry Association
Meail Business Newspaper reported on July 12, 2022, that Lee & Ko concluded an MOU, 'Supporting ESG for Fintech Companies,' with Korea Fintech Industry Association (KORFIN). With the signing of this MOU, about 20 Lee & Ko professionals, including Kyunghoon Lee, the head of ESG Group, Tong Keun Seol, one of the leading environment & safety experts, Jongsoo (Jay) Yoon, TMT & IT attorney, Chloe Jung-Myung Lee, fintech & financial regulations attorney, Suyeon Kim, Lee & Ko's Corporate Sustainability Management reserch fellow, will conduct ESG consulting and training programs specialized in the fintech industry.
[Legal Times] Young-Jae Park, specializing in the shipping practice, joined Lee & Ko
On 10 July 2022, Legal Times reported that Young-Jae Park joined Lee & Ko. Mr Park has been actively involved in all aspects of maritime, insurance, and international commercial disputes and arbitration practice for 10 years at the maritime and insurance section of Choi & Kim. He has handled diverse cross-border cargo claims, charterparty disputes, and major casualties (collision, fire, sinking, oil pollution). He obtained his LL.M. degree from LSE in 2020, with his studies focusing on maritime arbitration.