Foley & Lardner LLP (JD Supra South Korea)
Patent Term Adjustment In South Korea
According to this bulletin from Lee International IP & Law Group in South Korea, Korean patents filed on or after March 2012 may be entitled to Patent Term Adjustment if they issued more than 4 years after the filing date and more than three years after a request for examination was filed.
Another Steelmaker Subsidiary Raided in International Antitrust Investigation
On March 29, 2013, South Korea’s antitrust watchdog, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office raided the office of POSCO ICT, a subsidiary of POSCO that manages the parent company’s IT network, as part of an ongoing investigation of South Korea’s biggest steelmakers. Approximately 10 investigators conducted the search and seizure, which included collection of e-mail archives, internal reports and...