SAMHEE's patent practice includes litigation representation, translation, drafting and prosecution of applications, and advice on infringement and validity issues. Our patent experience is particularly deep in the high-technology area.
We deal with inventions in all fields of technological and scientific engineering. We have staff members with many years of practice having expertise in all areas of technology including electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunication engineering, semiconductor engineering, physics, computer science, mechanics, aeronautical engineering, material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, genetic engineering, molecular biology and pharmaceutics.
UTILITY MODEL / DESIGN
SAMHEE's patent practice includes services involving Utility Models and Designs. In Korea, utility model protection can be chosen in lieu of patent protection for practical devices, and dual applications are also possible. We counsel clients in the selection of the most cost-effective form
of protection for their inventive devices. We also assist clients in identifying protectable designs.
TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARK AND COPYRIGHTS
We regularly advise in the selection of trademarks, service marks, and copyrights. We obtain and analyze search reports and prepare and file trademark and service mark applications for registration. We also provide advice on licensing of trademarks or service marks, monitoring of licensing arrangements, and the treatment of licenses and the assignment of marks in connection with the formation, operation, financing, and sale of a business. We have broad experience in the defense and prosecution of trademarks, service marks, copyright infringement actions and trademark counterfeiting cases.
In addition to litigating disputes in Korean courts, we represent clients in connection with opposition proceedings in the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Opposition cases are the main avenue for blocking pirated trademarks from registration.
INTERNET RELATED BUSINESS
We have extensive experience in infringement proceedings for all Intellectual property rights. We provide representation before the District Courts, Appellate Courts, and the Korean Supreme Court, and also represent our clients in the Patent Court in cases of appeal from decisions and judgments of the Korean Industrial Property Office. We have successfully represented clients in a number of leading Korean court cases.
CONTRACT LAW AND LICENSE AGREEMENTS
We have significant experience in commercial contracts and marketing. We assist in negotiating and documenting domestic and international patent licensing agreements.