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Leading IP Attorney Addresses Telecommunication Technology Issues Before U.S., Korean Dignitaries


‘Technology, particularly communications technology, is advancing at a staggering pace. And nowhere in the world is this more evident than in South Korea,’ according to Scott Partridge , Partner at Baker Botts L.L.P. ‘But these advances in technology also pose a number of challenges for existing legal structures.’

Mr. Partridge recently spoke at a reception hosted by the U.S.-Asia Network in Seoul, Korea. Guests included U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee), other U.S. delegates, dignitaries of South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, as well as Korean legislators, government officials and top-level executives of Korean corporations.

Mr. Partridge focused on the regulatory, intellectual property, bandwidth theft and privacy issues that the telecommunications industry may face as this technology advances. Baker Botts and Hyundai Motor Company sponsored the U.S.-Asia Network meeting.

In addition to the U.S. Senate delegation, distinguished guests included a bipartisan delegation of 40 members of the Korean National Assembly, including Hahn Hwa-Kap, Co-Chair of the U.S.-Asia Network and former chairman of the Millennium Democratic Party; Thomas Hubbard, U.S. Ambassador to Korea; Yoon Young Kwan, Korean Foreign Minister; and other Roh administration officials.

The U.S.-Asia Network’s mission is to promote non-partisan, productive dialogue among U.S. and Asian policymakers, corporate leaders, and scholars on issues of importance in U.S.-Asian relations. The Network is Co-Chaired by Senator Conrad Burns of Montana and Assemblyman Hahn Hwa-Kap of Korea.

Baker Botts is a leading international law firm, recognized for its energy, intellectual property, corporate and trial practices. Founded in 1840, Baker Botts has more than 650 lawyers with offices in Austin, Baku, Dallas, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh and Washington, and its clients include nearly half the Fortune 100 ®.

For more information, please contact:

Scott Partridge, Partner, 713.229.1569, [email protected]

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