Hoodong LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0134
  • F. +82-2-3404-0804
  • E. hoodong.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Hoodong Lee is a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC who mainly practices in Japan-related cases, litigations involving infringement of IP rights, and other cases covering licensing, IP transactions, entertainment, sports and personal data protection.

Having graduated from Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea, Mr. Lee received his LL.M. from Tokyo University Graduate School of Law in 1998, after which he worked as a visiting attorney at Mori Sogo Law Offices (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) and Oh-Ebashi Law Offices. In 2002, he became the first Korea-qualified lawyer registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) with the Japan Federations of Bar Associations and served as the managing partner of BKL's Tokyo office from 2002 to 2007, the first overseas office of a Korean law firm. Upon returning to Korea, he served as a member of the Korea Copyright Commission (2009), vice president of the Korea Intellectual Property Society (2009), a member of the Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee of Korea (2010), and vice president of the Korean Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (2010).

Mr. Lee is a frequent lecturer at seminars hosted by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, Japan Intellectual Property Association, LES Japan and JETRO and at law schools, where he lectures on Korean IP law and personal data protection law. Based on his activities over the past two decades in IP rights and in Japan, he has mainly focused on the IP issues between Korea and Japan. His field of activity also stretches to the sports and entertainment sector, where he served as a director for the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) (1999-2004), director for the Korea Entertainment Law Society (2016-2018), and a legal advisor to the PyongChang Winter Olympics Organizing Committee.

Representative Experience

2015-2016 Visiting Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Washington D.C.
2009-2018 Representative Patent Attorney, Bae, Kim & Lee IP
2002-2007 Manager, BKL's Tokyo Office, Tokyo
1998-2000 Director, IP Group of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1997-1998 Visiting Attorney, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo
1997-1998 Visiting Attorney, Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo
1997-1998 Visiting Attorney, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Osaka
1991-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1988-1991 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
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2020-2021 Chairman, Intellectual Property Training Institute, Korean Bar Association
2016-Present Member, Civil Medication Council, Patent Court
2016-2018 President, Korea Entertainment Law Society
2014-Present Vice President, Korean Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
2013-Present Member, Judicial Administrative Advisory Committee, Patent Court
2010-2019 Member, Internet address Dispute Resolution Committee
2009-2017 Vice President, Korea Intellectual Property Society
2009-2012 Member, Korea Copyright Commission
2008-Present Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2005-2019 Advisor of Anti-counterfeiting, Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, Tokyo
2005-2007 Vice Chairman, International Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association, Tokyo
2005-2007 Organizer, International Relations Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Tokyo
2002-2007 Attorney at foreign law, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Tokyo
2001-2003 Member, Advisory Committee for Trademark Policy, Korean Intellectual Property Office
1999-2004 Director, Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association

Representative Matters

Advised CJ Japan in the patent infringement lawsuit and patent invalidation trial filed against Ajinomoto in Japan (Tokyo District Court and IP High Court, Japan)
Advised Celltrion in the patent infringement lawsuit and patent invalidation trial filed against Genentech (Tokyo District Court and IP High Court, Japan)
Advised on Hyosung TNS in the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Diebold (ITC, federal district court, CAFC, United States)
Advised on Hanwha Q Cells Japan in the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Kyocera (Tokyo District Court, Japan)
Represented Nikon in the patent infringement lawsuit regarding semiconductor exposure device filed against ASML (Seoul District Court)
Advised CJ Japan in the patent infringement lawsuit and patent invalidation trial filed against Ajinomoto in Japan (Tokyo District Court and IP High Court, Japan)
Advised Celltrion in the patent infringement lawsuit and patent invalidation trial filed against Genentech (Tokyo District Court and IP High Court, Japan)
Advised on Hyosung TNS in the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Diebold (ITC, federal district court, CAFC, United States)
Advised on Hanwha Q Cells Japan in the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Kyocera (Tokyo District Court, Japan)
Represented Nikon in the patent infringement lawsuit regarding semiconductor exposure device filed against ASML (Seoul District Court)
Advised and represented Olympus Korea in connection with compliance matters and civil and criminal proceedings (Seoul District Court)
Advised on Iljin Materials in the patent infringement/invalidation confirmation lawsuit filed against Furukawa Electric (Tokyo District Court and IP High Court, Japan)
Advised Benesse Holdings on the transfer of its shares in Benesse Korea
Advised Pigeon on the protection of trademark, DoubleHeart
Advised Galaxia Communications on the validity of its patent and the patent's infringement on other patents
Advised Hanwha Energy on its investment in solar power generation in Japan
Represented Shinwa Controls in the dispute over breach of a distributorship agreement
Advised Itochu Corporation about filing and setoff of rehabilitation claims
Advised Delphi Korea in a patent dispute in US
Responded to inquiries from Maruwa about a patent infringement lawsuit
Advised Neowiz Games on its acquisition of Japan-based Cybird Holdings
Represented Routejade in the application for prohibiting import of patent-infringing products by Tokyo Customs and patent invalidation trial in Korea and Japan against Hitachi Maxell
Advised So-Net Entertainment Corporation on its investment in Korea-based entertainment company
Represented Sumitomo Electric Industries in the patent lawsuit over electrode used in cold cathode fluorescent lamps
Advised on Fuji Film in a patent dispute in Korea
Represented Hamamatsu Photonics in a patent infringement Lawsuit and patent invalidation Trials in Korea (Seoul District Court and Patent Court)

Education

1998 The University of Tokyo (LL.M.)
1988 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1986 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
IP System in Asian Countries (Co-author, Seirin-Shoin, 2010)
Legal Advice on Inteleectual Property License Agreement (Co-author, Seirin-Shoin, 2006)
Licensing Agreements and Executory Contracts (1998)
Activity
Lecturer, Korean Intellectual Property Office (2000-2002)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2016-2022)
Chambers Global - Leading Lawyer (2017-2022)
The Legal 500 - Leading Individual (2016, 2018)
Asialaw - Leading Lawyer (2017-2022)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2013-2022)
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific - Leading Individual (2019-2022)
Managing IP - IP Stars - Patent / Trademark (2017, 2022)
Selected as the best lawyer in IP and patent areas pChosunilbor 2014)

Qualifications

1998 Patent Attorney (Korea)
1988 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition