Wansik You

Patent Agent

Dr. You is a Patent Agent in the Firm and specializes in patent preparation, prosecution and search. Before he joined the Firm, Dr. You studied technology transfer and commercialization, and patent management for three years as a visiting scholar at Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization of Cornell University. While studying at Cornell University, he wrote a book entitled, "Technology Transfer of Cornell University," and made a special presentation as a panelist in IPLS 2010 held in JAPAN.

Dr. You also worked for five years as a Patent Attorney at 5T International Patent Law Firm in Korea, which he established in 2003. Prior to establishing his firm, he was for 7 years a Patent Examiner at the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). While at KIPO, he examined thousands of patent applications in fields of electrical machinery, semiconductor circuits and manufacture, computer architecture and business models, and studied trademark litigation and design patents at the Australia Patent Office.

Before joining KIPO, Dr. You was an engineer at LG Industrial System Co., where he designed a Programmable Logic Controller and an inverter system.


  • Inha University, Ph. D, Electrical Engineering
  • Inha University, MS, Electrical Engineering
  • Chungnam National University, MA, Patent Law

Technical Field

Dr. You has broad expertise in electrical, computer and mechanical technologies, and business methods. His work covers technical areas that include electrical circuits, electrical machinery, power electronics, semiconductor circuits and manufacture, computer architecture, and computer software.

Bar Admissions

  • Korean Patent Office
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • English
  • Korean