Kwang-Jun Kim is the chairman and president of Intellectual Discovery, Asia’s leading IP investment firm based in Seoul, South Korea. With more than 4,000 patents in various fields such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), smart cars, the Internet of Things, codecs, 4G long-term evolution and biotechnology, Intellectual Discovery is Asia’s leader as a strategic risk manager.
Before Intellectual Discovery, Mr Kim gained extensive experience at Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display. As vice president of the Samsung Electronics IP centre, he managed a team of more than 100 members responsible for prosecution, global licensing and litigation in a variety of fields, including telecommunications, materials, semiconductors, LEDs, displays and televisions. As chief IP officer and general counsel at Samsung Display he managed all facets of intellectual property, including global strategy, prosecution, licensing negotiation and litigation with global companies. He also led negotiations with global companies such as Intellectual Ventures, Ericsson, Apple and Lucent Technologies. His litigation experience covers US federal courts, the US International Trade Commission and courts in Europe and China.