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Casey Kook-Chan An

Partner, Patent Attorney


Seoul National University, Metallurgical Engineering (BE)
Franklin Pierce Law Center (MIP)


Daewoo Automotive Company
Lee International IP & Law Group
Admitted to the Korean Patent Bar
Kim & Chang
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks (Boston)
Co-Chair of Patents Committee, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
Chair of Organizing Committee, 58th Council Meeting of Asian Patent Attorneys Association
President, Korea Group of Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Advisory Committee Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Co-Chair, Standing Committee on IP & Green Technology, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Treasurer
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Senior Vice President


  • Substantive Patents Law Treaty – Recent Developments at WIPO (APAA, 2005)
  • Protection of IP in Korea – Criminal Aspects (AIPPI Trilateral Meeting, 2005)
  • PCT Filing Strategies – Korea Perspective (WIPO & SIPO, 2007)
  • Recent Developments in IP Enforcement in Korea (AIPPI, 2007)
  • Discussions on the Present and Future Developments of Patent Law Harmonization (Korean Intellectual Property Office, 2007)
  • Patent Prosecution in Korea (Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte)


  • Legal Media Expert Group Guide, World’s Leading Patent Law Practioners (2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star (2014)

Areas of Practice

  • Prosecution, Trial, Litigation, Valuation, Prior art research of Automotive/Mechanical/Material/Optic


  • Korean Patent Attorney Association (KPAA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la PropriétéIntellectuelle (AIPPI)

Foreign Languages

English, Japanese