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Newsletter/November 29, 1999 No. 58

Application filings at home are being settled.

There is a steady increase in application filings for intellectual property rights (IPR's) via the internet. KIPO's electronic filing service, kiponet.kipo.go.kr, was introduced 6 months ago, and is only the second of its kind after Japan's electronic filing service.
At present, electronic filings represent about 70 percent of all IPR applications being filed.
Electronic filings amounted to 57.3 percent last January when the service was launched, 64.7 percent in February and 75.1 percent in June.
KIPO has offered its e-filing system through the use of an exclusive network since January of 1999.
The system took 3 years to develop, employed the services of 94,000 people, and cost an estimated 317 billion won.
KIPO plans to teach enterprises not familiar with electronic filings how to use its patent net, utilizing its "helper on the spot" feature.
KIPO will also expand the system making it user friendly and distribute video tapes regarding e-filing procedures and benefits.

Paying patent attorney fees by credit card.

After conducting marketing research on the need to pay attorney fees by credit card, patent offices have started to allow the payment of patent attorney fees by credit card to lessen the burden of applicants.
" Our office comes to practice the payment of fees by credit card because more than 85 percent of our clients use a credit card, moreover more than 90 percent of credit card users want to pay their fees by credit card," a patent attorney said.
This office is the first among the domestic patent offices to permit the payment of fees by credit card.
The payment of fees by credit card is expected to lesson the burden of individual inventors and small and medium-sized manufacturers.
It is this group that represents the growing number of applicants and it will also provide a stepping stone for transparent management.
Applicants are able to pay the fees on a monthly basis from 2 to 18 months, instead of a lump sum.
At the same time, other professionals such as patent attorneys, lawyers, and certified public accounts are advised to open merchant account services so they, too, can process credit card payments.

30 Conglomerates paid 23 billion dollars in royalties last year.

According to documents submitted to the National Assembly by the Korean Industrial Patent Office (KIPO), 30 conglomerates paid a total of $2,386,500,000 in royalties last year.
The royalties paid by major conglomerates increased from $2,297,200,000 in 1996 to $2,414,600,000 in 1997. Last year, royalties decreased due to the financial crises, but more than 20 billion dollars in royalties were still paid to foreign enterprises, therefore, it is urgent that conglomerates develop domestic technologies.
The United States received $1,330,700,000, more than half the total royalty including QualCom corporation which owns the original technology for CDMA.
Behind the United State was Japan, $509,400,000; France, $127,900,000; Germany,$121,600,000; U.K,$8,400,000; Italy, $9,500,000, respectively.
Accordingly, G7 countries represented 91.6 percent of total royalties receiving, $2,186,800,000.
In addition, a royalty of $36,400,000 was paid to the Netherlands; $41,000,000 to Denmark and $28,700,000 to Switzerland.

The Korean Industrial Property Office decided to simplify the requirements regarding transfer registrations.

The Korean Industrial Property Office decided to abolish an approval system under which a writt
 
 
 
 
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