Ben (Beyong-ho) Yuu

NAM & NAM - South Korea

Managing Partner

3rd Floor, 95 Seosomun-ro
Seoul, 04516


Patent star 2022

English and Japanese


South Korea

Practice areas:

Trade mark

Ben Yuu understands the value of invention in the real world. Through him and his team, clients witness the strategy, dedication and trustworthiness of a true IP service provider.

Mr. Yuu is an accomplished and experienced patent attorney with a track record of proven results on patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings, infringement and invalidity analyses, litigations and the FTO in the fields of electronic devices, semiconductors, wireless standards including LTE and 5G, computer and SW, and new technologies including AI, the cloud and robotics.

Mr. Yuu regularly attends international conventions, including APAA and INTA as a committee member and has long been recognized as prominent in the Korean IP area. He has spoken extensively in the field of patent and design laws in Korea and abroad.

Mr. Yuu has been a managing partner of NAM & NAM since joining the firm in 2016, where he is leading the firm’s operational excellence for international clients. He is admitted to the Korean Patent Bar, the California State Bar as US attorney at law and the USPTO as US patent attorney.

Mr. Yuu is a rare attorney who understands the technology at stake and the ambitions of individual clients. He started his career as a patent attorney at NAM & NAM back in 1997 up until 2000. After his 15-year IP voyage through Qualcomm and Samsung, he is now back with NAM & NAM, armed with greater experiences and deeper insights.

At Qualcomm (San Diego, California, 2001–2010), Mr. Yuu was a vice president and patent counsel working extensively from global patent prosecutions to patent oppositions, trials, strategic IP analysis, and various patent litigations concerning wireless telecommunication and multimedia technologies.

At Samsung Electronics (South Korea, 2011–2015), Mr. Yuu was a vice president and legal counsel leading the Patent and Technology Analysis Group handling patent and design litigations, portfolio management, designing-arounds, IP acquisitions and high profile litigations.

Year Joined Firm: 2016


  • LL.M (IP Law), Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Korea University - MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Korea University - BS in Industrial Engineering

Network Memberships: KPAA, APAA, INTA, VPP