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Newsletter/ February 28, 2002 No. 85

Hyosung won a patent dispute instituted by American Haniwell.

Hyosung announced that they won suit which American Haniwell instituted to prevent Hyosung from infringing the patent rights of polyester tire cord.
This decision allows Hyosung to expand the scope of production and enforce business activities at home and abroad as for polyester tire cord having a high profit.
Haniwell instituted a lawsuit for prohibition of patent infringement about 'polyester tire cord having low contractility and high rigidity and producing technology thereof' against Hyosung.
But, the Seoul district court decided to reject the plaintiff's claim.
This decision shows that there is a difference between producing technology of Hyosung and that of Haniwell, in addition, Hyosung's polyester tire cord and producing technology thereof didn't infringe the patent right of Haniwell.

Disputes about patent rights in internet businesses

Recently, the disputes about patent rights and copyrights in the internet businesses became intense.
An internet educational contents providing company of Yuel-Lin Education Co.,Ltd submitted a provisional disposition application inhibiting mobile communication companies such as SK Telecom and contents providing enterprises from infringing a patent right about game download via mobiles.
The patent right insisted by Yuel-Lin Education Co.,Ltd is a service system for downloading game contents through a cellular phone by wireless internet.
Consequently, if this provisional disposition application is permitted, mobile communication companies and contents providing enterprises must stop their services or pay patent right fees.
Regarding this, mobile communication companies demanded an invalidation trial of patent to Korean Intellectual Property Office.
In addition, a community site of XaiWorld is considering a lawsuit by insisting that 'My Homepage' service provided by Freechal infringed a copyright of its own 'Mini Homepage' service.
'My Homepage' of Freechal is a service which members prepare their individual homepages and buy items required in decoration of the homepages.
On the contrary, Freechal stated that they benchmarked the Mini Homepage of XaiWorld at planning step but didn't intentionally imitate it.

New president of a patent court, Il-Pyo HONG.

The Supreme Court appointed the president of a Seoul Administration Court, Il-Pyo HONG to president of a patent court.
The new president of a patent court, Il-Pyo HONG combines law theory and practical business ability.
In addition, he has extensive knowledge of a foreign judicial system.
▶Born in Seoul, Fifty-eight years old ▶Graduated from Seoul High School ▶Graduated from Seoul University with a major in law ▶Passed the 10th state law examination ▶Chief professor of a Judicial Training Institute ▶Senior judge of the Seoul High Court ▶President of Chung-Joo Administration Court ▶President of Seoul Administration Court

New Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office, Kwang-Lim KIM

Kwang-Lim KIM of a chief member in the National Assembly Budget Settlement Committee was appointed as a new Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office.
New commissioner of KIPO, Kwang-Lim KIM had took a chief of the National Financial Planning Bureau in the Budget Office.
He is known for his efficiency.
▶Born in An-Dong ▶Graduated from Young-Nam University with a major in economics ▶Passed the 14th administration examination ▶Chief of the general budget depart
 
 
 
 
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