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Catherine Eunkyeong LEE

Catherine Eunkyeong  LEE

Foreign Attorney, Patent Attorney


Catherine Eunkyeong Lee is a partner of Bae, Kim & Lee IP Group and also heads chemical and pharmaceutical practice team. Catherine has extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent procurement, portfolio management, patent litigation, pre-litigation analysis and strategy counseling in pharmaceutical, chemistry and biotechnology fields.
She is a registered patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing domestic and international clients in inter-partes and ex parte matters before the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). Over the years, she has handled many litigation cases before the Korean Courts as a lead or supporting counsel for clients in various technical areas, including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, food products and medical devices.
She frequently lectures for researchers and industry IP managers including as an adjunct professor at KAIST (MIP Program). She is a Vice President of APAA(Asian Patent Attorneys Association) Korea, a Co-Chair of Patent Committee of APAA and a director of Licensing Executive Society Korea (LESK). Catherine had served as the President of Korea Women Patent Attorneys Association and the Vice President of Korean Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA). She had also served on many committees dealing with IP protection policies of KIPO, Expert Committee of Protection, Presidential Council on Intellectual property, Korea Electronics Association (KEA), Korean Trade Commission and Korea Institute of Intellectual Property (KIIP).
  • Experience List
    2018-PresentVice President of Asian Patent Attorneys Association Korea (APAA Korea)
    2010-PresentAdjunct Professor, KAIST (MIP Program)
    2013-2015Member, Expert Committee of Protection, Presidential Council on Intellectual Property
    2011-2017Adjunct Professor, Ajou University (School of Pharmacy)
    2010-2012Honorary Research Member, Innovation Policy Research Center under Korea Drug Research Association
    2009-2012Member of Managing Committee, Association of Science and Technology Information (Seoul)
    2009-PresentAdvisory Patent Attorney(or IP legal Advisor), Korea Health Industry Development Institute
    2009-PresentMember of International Trade Dispute Arbitration, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
    2008-PresentArbitrator, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board
    2008-2009President, Korea Women Patent Attorneys Association
    2006-2009Advisor, Center of International IP Protection, Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
    2006-2010Advisor, International Patent Assistance Center, Korea Electronics Association
    2006-2008Executive Director of International Affairs, Korea Patent Attorneys Association
    2005-2008Expert Advisor, Korea Trade Commission under Ministry of Knowledge Economy
    2004-2006Executive Director of Public Affairs, Korea Patent Attorneys Association
    1999-PresentBae, Kim & Lee IP
    1992-1994Hansung International Patent Law Office
    1989-1991Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)
  • Education List
    2001-2004UNH School of Law (formerly, Franklin Pierce Law Center) (JD / MIP)
    1998Dankook University (B.E. in Electrical Engineering)
    1990Seoul National University Graduate School of Pharmacy (M.S.)
    1988Seoul National University (B.S. in Pharmacy)
  • Qualifications List
    1992Admitted to Korean Patent Bar
    2004Admitted to the bar, Massachusetts
    2005Admitted to the bar, New York
  • US Patent Law
    Study on Issues Relating to Patents Using Ohters Patent
    Study on Issues Relating to Patent Term Extension
    Study on Activity by Croton Extract to Liver Cell
  • Korea Patent Attorneys Association, AIPPI, APAA, LES, FICPI, New York & Massachusetts Bar Associations, KCAB
  • Award from Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for the contribution to the Nation’s IP empowering