A Case Study on the Overseas Patent Application Strategies of Korean Innovative Companies

Hyun Kwak, Choong Mok Kwak


In order to strengthen competitiveness of Korean companies in the intensifying global market, it is crucial to establish preemptive strategy for filing and securing overseas patent in connection with the company strategies. Therefore, this study conducted in-depth interviews with technology innovative companies such as bio-life, manufacturing industry, information and communication, and information service industries with overseas application experience. By analyzing overseas patent application strategy for selecting a patent application route and country, reducing costs, utilizing agents, and adjusting the timing of the examination request according to the internal and external environment of the company, the direction of establishing an overseas patent application strategy for companies considering the overseas market entry was suggested.


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