Mr. Inhong Yeo joined the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) after receiving his Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering at the Seoul National University. He has worked for ten years at KIPO. During that time, he has worked as a patent examiner of basic electric circuit, power electronics and Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) technology. In addition, as a senior deputy director, he has participated in facilitating semiconductor layout protection law, revising patent examination manuals and educating new patent examiners.
Mr. Yeo acquired a six-sigma black belt title by successfully executing two office innovation projects involving the reduction of patent examination time. He also spent six months researching “the protection of intellectual property in cyberspace” in conjunction with Greenberg Traurig, a prestigious law firm in Palo Alto, California.
During his Humphrey year, Inhong would like to study intellectual property law. He is specifically interested in researching the differences between the US and Korean patent examination practices and how to make the processes more efficient. In addition, he hopes to attend professional sporting events and participate in outdoor activities in Boston.