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).