Presiding Administrative Judge, Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board, KIPO
Dr. Joo Sup Kim is a Presiding Administrative Judge of IPTAB at KIPO. He is lead judge of the 10th
board of complex technology including chemical, mechanical, electrical, optical, and constructional
technologies. Dr. Kim was a vice president and head of the team responsible for IP litigation, licensing,
counseling, open source and copyright of intellectual property at LG Electronics, Inc(LGE).
Dr. Kim`s career in the IP industry spans over 30 years, with extensive experience in IP litigation and
licensing at LGE and LG affiliates ( including LG Display and LG Semicon). He has been involved in IP
matters covering a number of technologies, including consumer electronics, liquid crystal displays,
organic light-emitting diodes, semiconductors, and telecommunications. His expertise includes both
offensive and defensive matters through strategic litigation and licensing. He handled over 1,000
litigations and negotiations, among which there are over 50 trials at the court. In addition, he has
successfully managed and closed numerous IP transactions, M&A transactions and alliances.
He formed a licensing company called Global OLED technologies LLP. He was listed two times as
a member of 40 Market makers of Worldwide IP in 2016 and 2017 by IAM.
Dr. Kim received a Ph.D., in law from Kookmin University, Korea, a master`s degree in IP law from
Franklin Pierce Law Centre in the United States and a bachelor`s degree in electronics and electrical
engineering from Hanyang University, Korea.