SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD - Intellectual Property
Dr. Chang Sik (Charles) Kim is an Executive Vice President and the CIPO of Samsung Display. Prior to his tenure at Samsung Display starting in 2021, Dr. Kim has an extensive background in private practice, particularly in patent litigation in the fields of semiconductor, electronic devices, chemistry, and displays. Currently, he oversees every aspects of Samsung Display’s IP strategies.
Dr. Kim is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, Federal Circuit and USPTO. Also, he is a Vice Chairman at the Korea Intellectual Property Association (KINPA). Recently Law.com awarded him as the ‘General Counsel of the Year’ for the Asia Legal Awards 2023.
As the world leading Display Company and the pioneer of the OLED displays, Samsung Display proudly holds the 1st position in Korea and ranks 7th worldwide for maintaining one of the strongest IP portfolios. Acknowledging its strength, Dr. Kim has transformed the company’s IP strategy from conservative to a highly aggressive approach. Samsung Display has initiated numerous offensive cases against both its competitors and Non-practicing entities (NPEs). In addition, Dr. Kim is proactively protecting and enforcing the company’s trademarks as a strategic branding effort, aiming to improve consumer recognition of the company’s cutting-edge display technologies. For example, the company launched an advertisement campaign to promote its proprietary technologies including Diamond PixelTM technology.(See https://youtu.be/CzzklS3d9ik?si=8y1-V_p73YASiKB0). Dr. Kim’s significant commitment has strengthened Samsung Display’s IP positions and built robust relationships between the company and consumers. Dr. Kim actively engages in IP policy discussions through private and public IP related conferences and provides lectures and seminars to in-house employees so they can expand their legal expertise. In this regard, Dr. Kim has significantly contributed as an in-house lawyer to gaining a foothold for further enforcement of IP rights of Samsung Display in various ways.
Samsung Display is the world-leading display company, supplying premium display products including smartphones, laptop PCs, monitors, and TVs on the back of its unmatched technology. The world’s first mass production of flexible OLED and foldable displays is just the tip of the iceberg in Samsung Display’s realization of displays which once only existed in the imagination. Recently, Samsung Display has revolutionized the large format display market with its game-changing QD-OLED displays.
Samsung Display provides a total solution tailored for individual customers with quality display resolutions capable of life-like embodiment of nature’s beauty and technology for creating lighter and slimmer displays. Through a diverse range of design innovations, a 120Hz refresh rate and low power operation, brand new values are provided to customers by developing unparalleled super-gap technology including displays specialized for the 5G era, blue light reduction technology for customer well-being and many more.
As the number one company and leader of the global display market, Samsung Display will continue to perform this role based on the fundamentals of advanced technology, cutting-edge products and most importantly, the trust of customers.