Eesop Yoon is a patent attorney focusing on IP monetization, patent prosecution, and litigation in the information-technology and construction equipment fields. He has been working as the IP counsel for Volvo Group for more than a decade.
His legal expertise is bolstered by his early experience as a computer programmer in the field of database management and search engines. He developed and launched Korea’s first online patent database search service, called “PIS,” and created the “Patent Digital Library” jointly with IBM. He also personally developed and programed the unique trademark search engine that is currently being used by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for use in trademark examination.
As the sole Korean partner of Global IP Law Group in Chicago, USA (www.giplg.com), he focuses his work on IP monetization and licensing for the largest Korean telecom company and various university labs