Dr. Kim receives replica of first US patent

01/24/2012

Dr. KimDr. Il-won Kim, professor of accountancy in the CBA, was recently presented with a replica of the first US issued patent in appreciation for his work in bringing together representatives from the United States, Korea and Japan to discuss issues concerning international patents and trademarks.

Kim took four high-level officers from the US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) to Korea and Japan in an effort to organize a regular meeting of the PTOs to exchange information and promote cooperation among the three countries.

The trip proved to be successful, as the countries have agreed to hold a three-country summit on patent and trademark issues every-other year.