I would like to welcome all of you to the 11th International Intellectual Property
Protection Conference hosted by the Financial News
and Korea Intellectual Property Office.
I would like to express my words of gratitude to Chairman Lee Hack Young
of Trade, Industry, Energy, SMEs, and Startups Committee,
Commissioner Kim Yong Rae of Korean Intellectual Property Office,
Chairman Jung Sang Jo of the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property,
and President Hong Jang Won of Korea Patent Attorneys Association
for gracing this event with your participation.
COVID-19 has brought an enormous change to the global economy
and the domestic industries.
Amidst the waves of change represented by an untact lifestyle,
intellectual property of technologies that can create new industries and values
such as artificial intelligence and big data are becoming
more and more important. It is also related to the recent battery dispute
between the leading domestic battery companies and the global patent giants
filing lawsuits against representative companies in Korea.
How we protect and utilize digital intellectual property will determine
the national competitiveness in the post-COVID era.
Already, major developed countries are conducting research actively
on new trade order strategies based on digital intellectual property.
This is why we need to devise new policies and systems
to facilitate the utilization of intellectual property.
Moreover, it is an urgent issue to systematize an IP evaluation.
By connecting an objective evaluation of intellectual properties
into financial organizations, we will be able to create a new virtuous cycle
The International Intellectual Property Protection Conference
is the only international conference in Korea on IP, with over 500 experts
participating every year. Despite the impact of COVID-19, experts
from the government, industry, and academia are gathered today.
I hope that today’s event will be a venue to explore the role
and the opportunity of the digital intellectual property in the untact era.
Jeon, Seon Ik
The Financial News