Yoon Suk Shin is a senior patent attorney at Lee International IP & Law Group in Korea with extensive experience in prosecuting patent applications before the Korean Intellectual Property Office in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry and pharmaceuticals. Ms Shin also has extensive patent litigation experience in Korean courts, especially in the field of pharmaceuticals and OLED materials. In addition, Ms Shin has assisted and represented various clients in pharmaceutical regulatory matters, including patent and marketing approval linkage systems before the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.

Ms Shin graduated from Seoul National University of Korea with BSc and MA degrees in biotechnology in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Ms Shin also studied intellectual property law at Franklin Pierce Law Center in the United States (MIP, 2006).

Prior to joining Lee International, Ms Shin had worked at Kim & Chang (1998–2001) and First Law Lee & Ko (2001–2003).

Ms Shin published an article entitled ‘Past, present and future of pharmaceutical patents under Korea–US Trade Agreement’ in Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst (volume 13) in 2016. Ms Shin is a co-author of the Korea chapters of Getting The Deal Through: Patents 2017 and the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2016.