Seyoung Gil

Seyoung Gil
Patent Attorney/Partner






Practice Area

  • Software, AI, Blockchain, Business Model, Electronic Device, Communication


  • 2007 Passed the Korean Patent Bar Examination


  • 2008 Seoul National University, College of Engineering (B.E., Electrical Engineering)

Seyoung is a partner of SEUM IP and leading the firm's IT division.  His practice focuses on IP-related advice, patent prosecution, trial, litigation and analysis in the field of Information Technology including AI, blockchain, mobile/internet service, business model, computer vision, robotics, healthcare, fintech, edutech, or proptech.

Seyoung represents innovative tech-based companies to build their competitive patent portfolio and preventing potential IP disputes in cooperation with IP-related support programs.  Seyoung provides IP strategy consulting for investment/exit/listing of startup companies.

  • 2021-Present
  • 2015-21
    MOA IP
  • 2008-14
    SU IP
Representative Matters

[1] Building Patent Portfolios in the Field of Software/AI/Blockchain/Business Model

  • For Danggeun Market Inc., built patent portfolios expediting its overseas expansion
  • For NAVER Corporation, Seoul National University and KAIST, which are for domestic major companies, universities, institutes, respectively, built patent portfolios
  • For Accenture plc, Baidu, Inc. and Xiaomi Communications Co., Ltd., which are global major companies, practiced patent prosecutions
  • For promising startup companies in the field of AI and blockchain, built patent portfolios expediting their overseas expansion

[2] Patent Disputes

  • Represented an internet platform company in the patent trial related to search advertisement against Google LLC and Overture Services, Inc.
  • Represented NAVER Corporation in the patent provision related to search advertisement
  • Represented Wonder People Co., Ltd. in the patent dispute related to game
  • Represented Tecdia Inc. in the patent trial and lawsuit related to LED equipment against NeonTech Co., Ltd.

[3] IP Strategy Advisory for Investment/Exit/Listing of Startups

  • Advised C company on patent portfolio strategy for its IPO
  • Advised H company on purchase of patents to strengthen their patent portfolio
  • Advised B company on analysis of Freedom to Conduct (FTO) for attracting investment
  • Advised promising tech startup companies on dispute prevention
  • Advised AI-based startup companies on R&D strategy
  • Advised M company on licensing related to blockchain

[4] IP-related Support Programs

  • Advised H company and G company on R&D strategies through IP-R&D support programs
  • Assisted Korean national R&D institutions in analyzing patented technology trend through patented technology trend analysis support program
Publications and Activities
  • Member of INTA (International Trademark Association)
  • Member of Korea Society of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (2021-Present)
  • Examiner of the IP CERT of the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) (2018-Present)
  • Consultant of the Honghap Valley Foundation (2015-Present)
  • Member of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA) (2010-Present)
  • Korean, English