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Byung-Kee SUNG Managing Partner

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
(B.E., Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 1992)
Korean Patent Bar, 2001

  • Career∙Activities

    Founder, MARU IP Law, 2014 ~ Present
    MOON & MOON International, 2005 ~ 2014
    Y.P. LEE, MOCK & PARTNERS, 2002 ~ 2005
    SK Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (formerly Hyundai Electronics Industries), 1994 ~ 1999

  • Technical Fields

    Video Codec: MPEG-2 Video, MPEG-4 Visual, H.264, VC-1, MVC, SVC, HEVC and VVC
    MPEG System: MPEG-2 Systems and MPEG-4 Systems
    Digital Television Transmission: ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-T2 and DVB-C2
    Wireless Communication: IEEE 802.16e and LTE/LTE-A
    Streaming service: MPEG-DASH
    Optical Disc: Blu-ray Disc and DVD
    IEEE 1394

  • Work Experience

    Drafted and prosecuted patent specifications
    Advised an electronics company in the patent litigation case
    Performed prior art searches, infringement analysis, and validity opinions.
    Evaluated standard essentiallity of Korean patents ( MPEG-2 Video, MPEG-4 Visual, H.264, VC-1, SVC, MVC, HEVC, MPEG-2 Systems, MPEG-4 Systems, ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-T2, DVB-C2, DMB, Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e), LTE, IEEE 1394, DRM)

  • Lectures∙Publications

    “Criteria for KR Patent Evaluation” at briefing session for patent holder group, 2006
    “Patent Evaluation for Patent Pool” at KIPO, 2009, 2010, 2011 and at Standard Essential Patents Strategic Forum, 2012
    “Advice to Procure Standard-Essential Patents” at seminar in Tokyo, Japan, 2011
    “Patent Evaluation Procedure for Patent Pools and Value of Standard-Essential Patents” at Essential Patents Center, KISTA, 2013