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Newsletter/December 31, 1999 No. 59

Samsung Electronics filed the most patent applications this year.

Samsung Electronics filed the most patent applications this year according to the Korean Industrial Property Office.
As of September, Samsung Electronics filed 16,300 patent applications followed by Daewoo Electronics with 8,700 applications and Hyundai Motors with 7,560 applications.
Daewoo Motors, Hyundai Electronics, LG Electronics, and LG Semiconductor filed many applications, respectively.
Furthermore, Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) ranked 8th while Mando Mechanics and the Korean Electronic Communication Research Institute filed 1,260 patent applications, respectively and were in the top 10 of applicants filed.
As can been seen, the electronics industry represented the core of applications filed, but it should also be noted that the in applications filed by Hyundai Motors, Daewoo Motors, and Mando Mechanics illustrates an effort on their part to develop their own technologies.

The Korean Industrial Property Office to offer industrial property information free of charge.

KIPO has decided to provide the Industrial Property Information(KIPRIS) free of charge as of January 3, 2000.
The free service includes the domestic industrial property information (patent, utility, design, and trademark) from 1947 to the present, and includes information on such topics as examination procedures and statistics.
This service can be used via the internet by connecting to and registering with KIPO at www.kipo.go.kr, or the Information Center for Patent Technology at www.kipris.or.kr.

The Korean Industrial Property Office to support intellectual property education at universities.

Many universities develop their own technologies focusing on the commercial applications but don't exercise their rights due to their lack of knowledge regarding intellectual property and application procedures.
Therefore, KIPO has decided to support universities by establishing curriculums, seminars, and workshops pertaining to intellectual property.
KIPO officially notified 204 universities last month that they would select universities for their new program who were equipped to participate in the electronic filing of applications.
KIPO also plans to offer free consignment education to professionals who take sole responsibility of electronic filing, and will provide selected universities with CD-ROMs containing information regarding patent and utility model registration, also free of charge.
According to one person at KIPO, "Universities are a treasure house for new technologies, yet they they do not exercise their rights under the existing property laws.
With this new electronic filing system in place at universities, KIPO and universities will be able to place stepping stones to the new technologies in the 21st century.

Technology transfers will be easier next year.

The transfer and realization of patent technologies will be improved as of 2000.
The Ministry of Industry and Resource announced that it would go ahead with a policy to transfer the technologies developed by universities or research institutes to enterprises and recognize this effort under the "Technology Transfer Improving Law" that was passed in the National Assembly.
The Ministry of Industry and resource plans to establish a "Korean Technology Exchange" in the middle of December and put it into operation in April, 2000.
And it plans to have public research institutes meeting the required conditions establish the department of tech
 
 
 
 
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