KFTC Going After Anti-Competitive IP Licensing Practices

Once again this year, Korea’s antitrust authority, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), has come to aggressively regulate the use of intellectual property rights (IPRs). The KFTC is currently investigating a major international company such as Dolby for possible antitrust violations. At a parliamentary audit session on October 15, 2018, the chairman of the KFTC stated that the KFTC has already conducted a field investigation into Dolby’s possible abuse…

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How to get patent in Korea!

Getting your idea or invention patented in South Korea Interested in how to get a patent in South Korea? JAJU is delighted to present a short introduction on how to get your idea or invention patented in South Korea! Please feel free to contact us at ip@jajuip.com if you have any questions or need any assistance!

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KAIST IP US LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co.

On June 16, 2018, the jury has ordered Samsung Electronics Co., to pay a $400M damage to KAIST IP US (“KIP”), the licensing arm of a South Korean University the KAIST. Samsung is committed to appealing the verdict. At its core, the lawsuit is over a key patent related to mobile 3D transistors, known as fin field effect transistors that replaced conventional bulk silicon beginning in 2012. Samsung refused…

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