How to file Patent Application
A patent application can be filed directly with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) or with the help of a legal representative (patent attorney).

After a patent application is filed, it would be published within 18 months from the filing date. Once the application has been published, it can’t be filed again. It is recommended that an invention which is considered to be important should be filed with the help of a professional representative. If you need help of patent attorney, please contact einpat@einpat.com.

If you are trying to file a patent application directly with KIPO, you can visit http://www.patent.go.kr/jsp/ka/prestep/codeapp/CodeAppIndex.jsp to apply for Applicant’s Identification Number and Authority to Access Electronic Document, and proceed with filing procedures referring to the guidelines.
Application Forms
Application forms for filing patent application can be obtained by downloading and installing Word Processing Software provided at http://www.patent.go.kr/jsp/ka/navigation/NaviStepC.jsp.

The essential parts of the Application Forms are Patent “Claims”, “Exemplary Embodiments of the Invention” and “Figures”.

The scope of the invention is defined by the “Claims”, and embodiments of the invention are explained by the “Exemplary Embodiments of the Invention” and “Figures.” The scope of the invention should be described in the “Claims”, and specific explanation of the “Claims” should be described in the “Exemplary Embodiments of the Invention” and “Figures.” The “Exemplary Embodiments of the Invention” and “Figures” also help advance technology in the related fields by disclosing the invention.

Details of the Application Forms are provided below.
SPECIFICATION
TITLE OF INVENTION
Print title in Korean. {Print title in English.}
TECHNICAL FIELD
Print technical field to which the present invention pertains.
BACKGROUND ART
Explain background art.
PRIOR ART DOCUMENT
Patent Document
Describe documents about the prior art.
DISCLOSURE OF INVENTION
Technical Problem
Describe technical problems of the related or prior art.
Technical Solution
Describe the claims and technical effects thereof.
Advantageous Effect
Describe advantageous effect of the invention.
Brief Description of Drawings
Briefly describe drawings.
Mode for Invention
Describe exemplary embodiments of the invention referring to the drawings.
List of Symbols
List symbols and title of the symbol used in the drawings.
CLAIMS
Claim 1
Define the invention in Claims.
ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT
Describe abstract of the invention.
REPRESENTATIVE FIGURE
Specify representative figure of the invention.
DRAWINGS
Fig. 1
Input drawings in a format of “tif” or “jpg” file.
Patent application is published in one and a half years from the filing date. Published applications can be retrieved from a website www.kipris.or.kr.