Where We Work


For over 20 years, Sughrue has assisted Korean clients with procuring and enforcing their IP Rights in the United States and counseled and assisted U.S. clients with securing and enforcing IP rights in Korea.

Sughrue Attorneys have a deep understanding and knowledge of Korean culture and business practices. The firm has maintained close working relationships with select Korean law firms for decades. Several Sughrue professionals are licensed and have practiced patent law in Korea for many years. This level of expertise has proven invaluable to U.S. and Korean companies seeking to fully protect their IP on a global scale.

Our relationship with our Korean clients covers a broad range of industries and technologies, including telecommunications, electronics, computers, home appliances, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, stem cell and regenerative medicines, and others.

Sughrue is also committed to providing educational programs, lectures and seminars to Korean clients so they may have a better understanding of U.S Patent and Trademark laws. The firm has a long history of hosting IP professionals from Korea for extended stays in our Washington DC office in order to gain experience and a deeper knowledge of patent and trademark practice and procedure in the U.S.

AIA Rules Going Into Effect September 16, 2012

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA), Sughrue continues to monitor and report on the important Provisions that will take effect as of September 16, 2012. 

Upcoming Event
Sughrue will be sponsoring the 7th BIO Korea 2012 Conference and Exhibition. For registration or additional information about the conference click here. 
You can also find the seminar track by clicking here.

Sughrue will be a conference sponsor for the 2012 Lexis Cross-Border IPR dispute program on Oct., 17-18‎. For more information please click here.