[Photo]See a larger photoAs soon as Japan’s export restrictions were announced in July 2019, the Korean Intellectual Property Office will implement a patent-oriented R & D strategy for 506 important item research and development (R & D) issues related to materials, parts, and equipment of the government and SMEs. It was fully applied and supported research and development for the independence of materials, parts, and equipment technology. In addition, the patents of core items such as hydrogen fluoride were analyzed from various angles to derive companies that possess alternative technologies, and the diversification of supply destinations was also induced. In response to this, 498 important technology patents were applied for as of the end of March this year, and a bridgehead for the independence of materials, parts, and equipment technology, which is ahead of the patents of overseas rivals, was built. As a result, the trade deficit with Japan in the fields of materials, parts, and equipment decreased by 71% compared to 2019, achieving visible results. The Korean Intellectual Property Office has also established a support for R & D strategies to overcome export restrictions on materials, parts and equipment, and an institutional basis for responding to patent disputes. Last year, the Special Law on Materials, Parts and Equipment and the Enforcement Ordinance of the National Research and Development Innovation Law established the grounds for IP-R & D support for R & D issues of government materials, parts and equipment. Introduced and enforced tax credits for expenses spent on IP-R & D so that SMEs can actively use IP-R & D. In addition, a new IP Rights Dispute Response Center has been established to preemptively monitor patent disputes such as foreign infringement proceedings and oppositions targeting Korean companies and provide timely support. Kim Young-le, director of the Korean Intellectual Property Office, said, “Since the road to independence of materials, parts and equipment technology is still steep, we are conducting a patent diagnosis on major materials, parts and equipment projects at the moment two years after export restrictions. , It is necessary to reset the direction of future technological development. “” This year, we are entering the era of R & D 100 trillion won (about 9.8 trillion yen), not only about materials, parts and equipment, but also about major national R & D projects. It is desirable to institutionalize IP-R & D and improve the efficiency of technological development. “