Foley Intellectual Property Partners Steve Maebius, Liane Peterson, and Kristel Schorr joined attorneys from leading Korean full-service law firm Lee & Ko (Gwangjang) on September 26, 2023, to present a joint seminar at the Korea Pharmaceutical and Bio-Pharma Manufacturers Association in Seoul, South Korea.
The joint seminar was the venue for valuable information exchange on American and Korean legal systems and case law regarding significant patent disputes in the 21st century’s cutting-edge pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
Kristel Schorr and Steve Maebius, current and former chairs of Foley’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice, respectively, presented on the Amgen v. Sanofi U.S. Supreme Court ruling from May 2023 and other recent major patent case law. Additionally, Liane Peterson, co-chair of Foley’s IP Litigation Practice, presented on procedures and discovery in relation to intellectual property disputes, including in proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Presenters from Lee & Ko included Patent Attorneys Yong-ha Kim, who provided translational commentary throughout the seminar, and Tae Min Kim, who addressed the current and future state of patent term extension and the latest pharmaceutical and biotechnology trends in Korea.