Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal for the Week of June 1, 2014

Korean Legal News Reported by the Media on the Week of June 1, 2014 Korean Firms Should Be Aware of the U.S Legal Attack Types of Legal Professionals In Korea EPO And KIPO Review Co-Operation To Support Innovation Korean Energy Firm Wins Suit Against Kazakhstan Company LG Group Companies Sue 12 Airliners For Fuel Surcharge Rigging Interdigital Pushes For Apple Patent Deal Most Recent Posts from The Korean Law Blog Is the Sewol Tragedy a “Korean Self Portrait?” by Tom

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Weekly Korean Legal News From International Law Firm – IPG Legal for the week of May 25, 2014

Korean Legal News Reported by the Media on the Week of May 25, 2014 Apple Inc. (AAPL) Seeks $203 Million Enhanced Damages From Samsung South Korea Offers Little In Way of Legal Recourse For Sunken Ferry Crew Vietnam, South Korea Cooperate In Copyright Protection South Korea Officials Enact De facto SOPA Law to Block Foreign Website New Mobile Handset Law to Go into Effect in October Most Recent Posts from The Korean Law Blog Is the Sewol Tragedy a “Korean

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Is the Sewol Tragedy a ‘Korean Self Portrait’? by Tom Coyner

Sometimes it’s amazing how much we foreigners in Korea live in a bubble. We see the demonstrations and the yellow ribbons. We witness the media mourning and criticizing. And yet, often we foreigners still don’t get what is really going on here – or, at least, we miss an important aspect of a current event. A case in point is the furor created by an immigrant to Chicago, Jo Kwang-dong, a newspaper publisher and television executive in the overseas Korean

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Samsung Threatens Suit Over Reports of Chairman’s Condition

Irked by continuing reports of chairman Lee Kun-hee’s failing health, the Samsung Group has threatened legal action against media outlets carrying the stories fueling the speculation.  Commenting on this possibility, a Samsung spokesman stated that “we’ve repeatedly requested media with unsubstantiated reports for corrections. If they do not comply, we may file suit.” Rumors of the chairman’s health have been widespread since he suffered a heart attack earlier this month. One report this past week had the Samsung chairman dying

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Weekly Korean Legal News from International Law Firm – IPG Legal

Last Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by the Media Korea Ferry Captain, Three Crew Charged with Homicide Samsung Offers to Reward Ill Workers Court Confirms Apples Did Not Infringe Patents Dokdo Deemed Integral Part of Korea International Marriage in Korea – Legal Issues President Park Vows to Disband Coastguard Most Recent Posts from Korea Law Blog Gangnam Pub to Host Free Legal Consultations Defamation Under Korean Law LG Electronics Succeeds at Supreme Court Liquidated Damages, Penalties, and Confusion in Korean

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LG Electronics Succeeds at US Supreme Court

A Korean company has succeeded in a matter before the Supreme Court of the United States, and that in itself is notable. Hearing a dispute earlier this week between LG Electroncis and US wireless technologies company InterDigital, the Court essentially accepted LG’s argument that a dispute between the Korean electronics company and InterDigital could be resolved through arbitration. The Court’s ruling overturned an earlier Federal Circuit Court decision. The suit, commenced in 2011 when InterDigital filed suit against LG Electronics

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Korean Defamation Law

As an attorney educated in the United States, one of the greatest differences I’ve noticed between the Korean and American legal systems is in the area of defamation.Back in the US, the extent to which speech can be curbed by the law is tempered by First Amendment protections. US law protects truthful statements and even false statements, when in the form of parody, hyperbole, or not with malice etc. In the case of potentially defamatory speech, the burden falls on

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Gangnam Pub & Restaurant, “The Alibi,” to Host Free Legal Consultations

Gangnam craft beer pub and restaurant, The Alibi, will host free legal consultations with attorneys from IPG Legal, each Sunday, from 2-4PM, beginning this Sunday, May 11th. Directions and a map to “The Alibi” can be found at The Alibi’s website. Sean Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com. Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of

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Weekly Korean Legal News from International Law Firm – IPG Legal

Last Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by the Media  Korea’s Top 30 Business Groups Locked High Stakes Legal Battle  North Korea Agrees to ‘Consider’ UN Recommendations on Human Rights  Seoul City Vows More Support for Foreign Residents  SM Entertainment, Baidu Join Hands to Promote ‘Legal’ Music Downloads  One Year Later, Sexual Assault Case Stuck in its Tracks   Tip-off of Ferry Tragedy Raid Probed  More Employees of Operator of Doomed Ferry Arrested Most Recent Posts from The Korean Law Blog  Verdict

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Verdict in latest Samsung/Apple Courtroom Battle

A U.S. Federal Court jury has resolved the latest legal dispute between Apple and Samsung, ruling that both companies wrongfully infringed some of the other’s patents while absolving each of liability in other patent infringement claims. Very notably, the jury awarded Apple $119.6 million in damages, much less than the $930 million awarded the two tech-giant’s earlier 2012 case, and nowhere near the $2.2 billion Apple had been seeking in this trial.  All of this, of course, is pending appeal.

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