Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the world’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced today that it has received a license from the South Korean government to open an office in Seoul. Charles H. Suh will serve as managing partner of the new office, which will be located in the Mirae Asset Center 1 building in the heart of the Seoul international business district.
A Korean presence further expands Finnegan’s footprint in Asia, where it has well-established offices in Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo. The Seoul office will provide a full range of U.S. intellectual property legal services, with a focus on complex patent litigations and other IP disputes, to Korean-based companies and companies with business interests in Korea. “We are thrilled to open an office in Seoul,” said Finnegan managing partner, James B. Monroe. “With our long history of representing innovative Korean companies, it is a natural fit to be on the ground in Seoul working closely with our clients.”
Finnegan clients include Korea’s global leaders in the semiconductor, electronic, automotive, high-tech materials, steelmaking, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, and consumer product areas. The firm also has strong ties with the Korean business and intellectual property community and major Korean law firms.
Mr. Suh focuses his practice on patent litigation in U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also has significant experience in patent portfolio management, opinions and counseling, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to technical areas such as semiconductor fabrication/packaging, electronics, and computer hardware/software. He stated, “Finnegan is the first ‘IP-Only’ firm in Korea with a world-renowned reputation in U.S. IP law. Our decision to open a Seoul Office demonstrates the firm’s continued commitment to Korea-based IP clients.” He added, “Finnegan’s physical presence in Seoul permits us to become an even more integral part of the Korean IP community and to offer the full breadth and depth of the firm’s expertise and experience on a real-time basis. The resulting convenience and increased efficiency of our Korea-specific client services will be particularly valuable to Korean companies involved in litigations in U.S. courts and proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.”