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About the founder

FOUNDER


  • LATE FOUNDER OF WONJON, SUK-JAE YIM
    Patent attorney (1923-2021))

Education and Professional Experience

  • Graduated from Korea University with a major in Law (1952)
  • Head of Library Department of the National Assembly (1958)
  • Head of Proceedings Bureau of the National Assembly (1960) Name: Suk-Jae Yim
  • Technical Expert of the Legislative Investigation Committee, Ministry of Legislation of Government (1962), Pen name: Ul-Jeon (乙田)
  • Technical Expert in the National Assembly (1967)
  • Passed the Patent Bar (1967)
  • Opened the Patent Office (1969)
  • Member of Examination Board of the Patent Bar (1971 to 1991)
  • Lectured on IP Law for Business School of Korea University (1971 to 1975)
  • Counselor for Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1972 to 1976)
  • President of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA) (January 1984 to February 1986)
  • Awarded Steel Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit (1986)
  • President of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) (January 1987 to January 1991)
  • Vice President of APAA (Headquarter) (October 1988 to November 1991)
  • President of International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI) (February 1996 to February 2002)
  • President of International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) (April 2001 to February 2003)
  • Awarded Silver Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit (2004)

Books and Publications

  • Industrial Property Rights Law (November 1966)
  • Commentaries on Patent, Utility, Design and Trademark (November 1970)
  • Theory and Strategy of Patent (November 1972)
  • Summary on the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Policy (February 2002)
  • Comparison of IP Policies of Korea and Japan (June 2008)
  • Comparison of IP Policies of Korea and Japan (April 2009)
  • Patent Law (June 2017)

Wonjon, the first Patent Law Firm accredited by the Korean Intellectual Property Office, was founded in 1969 by the late Patent Attorney Suk-Jae Yim with the motto of sincerity and accuracy in work, and speedy and kind service, and has been making constant efforts to contribute to the development of IP industry until today.

Inspired by the Founder’s spirit, we, all executives and employees of Wonjon, will continue to strive to progress the development of IP rights as one of the best patent law firms in Korea, as we, above all things, promise to provide our best service to our valued clients.