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Sang-Wook Han

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Sang-Wook Han

Kim & Chang, Advisory Board Member

Sang-Wook Han is an attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and Japanese Practice Group of Kim & Chang.

Since joining the firm in 1991, Mr. Han’s practice focuses on domestic and international IP-related disputes. Mr. Han also counsels multinational and major Japanese companies on a multitude of issues, ranging from strategic client counseling to IP portfolio management. For nearly two decades, Mr. Han has advised multinational companies in the areas of evolving technology, Internet, patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as complex litigation.

In addition to domestic litigation, Mr. Han’s representative work in recent years has become broader in scope as he widens experience in intellectual property litigation in several other countries, such as the U.S., Japan and in Europe. Especially, Mr. Han has been involved in various patent disputes and litigations in multiple jurisdictions and has direct experience to handle the various cases in U.S., Japan and European courts.

As a member of the firm’s Japanese Practice Group, Mr. Han expanded his ties with several major Japanese companies through his work experience at major Japanese law firms, including Matsuo & Kosugi (1991), Nakamura & Partner (1995) and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (1997). In addition, he developed his expertise on Japanese companies and their legal practice by specializing in intellectual property at Tokyo University (1997-98).

Over the years, Mr. Han has been selected to give presentations on Korean IP law and related dispute resolution matters in seminars worldwide. Mr. Han was also involved in the official Korean translation of Patent Laws, a Japanese-language authoritative publication on Japanese patent law authored by Professor Nakayama at Tokyo University. Mr. Han, with Professor Nakayama, also co-authored a book titled “Future of IPR,” which was published in Japanese and Korean in 2011. Mr. Han has been also involved in IP promotion activities as an IP expert such as Committees for National Assembly and National IP Committee. He is also working as a president of IP community of Seoul National Bar Association and a vice president of Korean IP Lawyers’ Association.