On 2 January 2005 the IPKat reported that small and medium-sized mobile phone makers in Korea faced huge royalties for using technologies related to the Global System for Mobile communication, or GSM, standard. Responding to the plight of small cell phone makers, the Information Ministry and Institute of Information Technology Assessment was planning to help them out by creating a patent map of GSM core technologies by March and developing a strategy to protect those companies.
UCLA law student Chaz Nanji writes:
"My research involves government involvement/efforts in Asian countries to help local businesses comply with international trade agreements such as TRIPs. I would be VERY interested in reading the report Information Ministry of Korea is presenting. I have checked on both the KIPO and their research subsidiary IITA's websites (the latter allegedly published this report in April) and I can't seem to find it".The IPKat can't find it either. Do any readers of this blog have any leads they can offer Chaz?