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Jihn U. Rhi
Managing Partner

Main Practice Areas





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Representative Matters

IP & Entertainment:

  • Advised and represented UOP, a US chemical company against Isu Chemical, a Korean licensee (patent infringement negotiation and settlement)

  • Advised Qualcomm in license deals with Korean CDMA Telco’s

  • Advised Toolgen for 3rd generation genome editor techs including CRISPR CAS9 & CJ CAS9


  • Handled Marine Hose international cartel case Yokohama Rubber Company

  • Represented and advised Tech MNE’s including IBM, Apple, MS and McAfee on trade practice cases

Digital Economy:

  • Advised on regulatory issues for KASA, a revolutionary blockchain tech-based digital real property transaction platform company, and many others


  • Advised Hudson Advisors, a Lone Star company, for its NPL business in the IMF situation in Korea

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration:

  • Mediated Pentax vs. Samsung Techwin (patent infringement case resolving US court cases) and build the parties as strategic alliance (collective legal fee of the two companies exceeded 30M USD)


  • Advised leading pharmaceutical and bio similar companies including Hanmi, GC (Green Cross), Samsung Biologics, Celltrion, Seegene, Daewoong, Daewon, Donghwa, Dong-A, Handok for business development, pipeline strategy, HR and regulatory issues


  • K1 Chamber, Managing Partner

  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Korea Representative (2017)

  • Rhi & Partners (Incorporated), Managing Partner

  • Rhi & Partners, Managing Partner

  • Yoon & Partners, Partner

  • Kim & Chang, Senior Associate

  • IBM Headquarter, Corporate Counsel

  • IBM Korea, General Counsel

  • Ministry of Defense Judge Advocate

  • The 16th Judicial Research & Training Institute completed

  • The 26th Bar Exam passed


  • Cornell University Law School, (LL.M)

  • Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B)

  • Wooshin High School


  • Admitted to Bar, Republic of Korea (1990)

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