Welcome you all for the 6th International Intellectual Property & Industrial Security Conference jointly
held by the Korean Intellectual Property Office and Financial News. I’d like to send my special gratitude
to Mr. Choi, Dong Gyou, the Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office, Senator Jeong Gap
Yoon, Senator Won Hye Young, Mr. Koo Cha Yul the Chairman of Presidential Council on Intellectual
Property, Mr. Lee Kwan Sup the first vice minister of trade, industry and energy, Mr. Choi Jae Yoo the
second vice minister of science, ICT and future planning, and Mr. Lee Cheol Sung the vice chief of the
National Police Agency. I’d like to also say thank you to Mr. Park Chan Gu, the president of Kumho
Petrochemical Co., Ltd., the leading figures in financial circles, and government authorities and people
concerned who supported this conference. I also thank you to Mr. Ognian Shentov, the attorney for the
special keynote speech, professor Anupam Chander and other lecturers inside and outside Korea.
The world is facing the 4th Industrial Revolution based on innovative technology. Not long before, the latest
technology such as virtual reality, IoT, artificial intelligence, will be a main part of our daily life. Intellectual
property and industrial security will become more important in this age. With the fundamental paradigm of
industry changing, we’re facing new tasks in terms of intellectual property and industrial security.
Intellectual property is growth engine and the future property of a country. With constant exertions, Korea
has become one of the four largest patent powers in the world. However, we still have a room to improve
the environment surrounding intellectual property and industrial security. Enterprises are still embroiled in
global patent disputes and we’re constantly suffering technology leakage. We have to find a wise way to
overcome these problems.
Financial News’ topic for the conference this year is the future patent of artificial intelligence and the
economics of intellectual property. we will open a place for intensive discussion about intellectual property
strategies for future patents, technology protection in the complex technology era, technology protection for
export companies, etc.
I believe this conference will be a great help to development of our industry with the greatest experts in
intellectual property and industrial security. I wish all of you have meaningful time.