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 co-founder and partner of SEUM IP.  His practice focuses on IP-related advisory, 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, proptech and the like in SEUM IP.  Prior to founding SEUM IP, Seyoung has accumulated plenty of experience in IP strategy advisory for investment/exit/listing of startup companies.

Seyoung assists tech-based companies to build their competitive patent portfolio and preventing potential IP disputes in cooperation with IP-related support programs.

  • 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 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