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Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The application of patents for social robots that can interact and communicate with humans has risen sharply in South Korea in recent years with the advances being made in robotics and artificial intelligence, government data showed Tuesday. Social robot patent applications have surged more than 20 percent annually since [...]

Korea Teams Up with Foreign Allies to Combat Counterfeit K-Brand Products

Korea Teams Up with Foreign Allies to Combat Counterfeit K-Brand Products

SEJONG, Feb.24 (Korea Bizwire) – To protect Korean brands (K-brands), the Korea Customs Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office will cooperate with customs offices in foreign countries. The Korea Customs Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office held their first policy meeting this year, and discussed cooperative ways on how to prevent fake imitations [...]

Clench Your Fist Once to Pay Online with Samsung’s New Tech

Clench Your Fist Once to Pay Online with Samsung’s New Tech

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics filed a patent for an online payment system triggered by clenching and opening one’s fist while wearing the Gear S smart watch, according to a published document from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 30. Samsung Electronics’ new recognition system [...]

Government Brand Strategies to Protect Korean Products in Overseas Markets

Government Brand Strategies to Protect Korean Products in Overseas Markets

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Protection measures for Korean brands in challenging intellectual property landscapes including China and ASEAN countries are being prepared, according to the Korean government, which recently announced its comprehensive countermeasures for protecting Korean brands in the global market. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the number of trademark applications [...]

Patent Applications Surge for Emotion Sensing Mobile Devices

Patent Applications Surge for Emotion Sensing Mobile Devices

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – When you’re depressed, your smartphone detects your feelings and emotions, and plays rhythmic music to help change your mood. This might sound a little bit strange or futuristic, but research in emotion sensing technology is increasing rapidly. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the number of patent [...]

Patent Applications Related to Smoking Room Surges as Restriction on Smoking Strengthens

Patent Applications Related to Smoking Room Surges as Restriction on Smoking Strengthens

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – As the voice of smokers becomes louder for their smoking rights in Korea, the number of patent applications related to smoking rooms which can be a compromising alternative for both smokers and non-smokers is skyrocketing, according to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). The KIPO announced that the number of patent [...]

3D Imaging Technologies Realize Customized Dental Implant

3D Imaging Technologies Realize Customized Dental Implant

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Dental implants became simple and accurate thanks to customized implant system grafting state-of-the-art IT to dental clinics. The customized dental implant system enables optimized implant procedures for various people with different oral structures by scanning them and making their 3D images in the computer. Dentists, as they practice operating virtually [...]