President Moon invited Orum Therapeutics CEO Seungju Lee and HHS CEO Hyeongsup Han to the Blue House on 19th September and signed the 2 millionth patent and the 1 millionth design registration. The former is the patent for tumor-resistant bio technology and the latter is for smart safety helmet. The 2 millionth patent is a fruit of 73 years of the Korean patent that was first introduced in 1946 and it marked South Korea as the 7th after the US, France, UK, Japan, Germany and China.
Moon said “I think it is such a great feat that we achieved 2 millionth patent in around 70 years. Especially the 2 millionth patent and the 1 millionth design registration are both meaningful as they are related to public health and safety.”
Moon pointed out “Korean companies are active in obtaining homeland patents but still need improvement in overseas patents so the Korean Intellectual Property Office need to bring up supportive measures.”
On the signing ceremony, Moon gave a sun clock of Joseon dynasty to inventor professor Yongsung Kim and a sign of secret royal inspector of Joseon dynasty to creator professor Gwangmyeong Kim.
Moon meets Guterres
President Moon met Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, on 24th September and said “I hope the UN will play its role to make peace process in the Korean Peninsula especially at this time of the impending third North-US summit.” Guterres said in response “The UN would like to show gratitude to Korea’s cooperation in all areas and to thank your hard work for the summits between the three countries.”
Moon meets Thomas Bach
President Moon met Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee and discussed on holding the Seoul-Pyongyang Olympics 2032 alongside South-North Korea joint team at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Moon said “I hope the heat wave of peace in the Korean Peninsula ignited at the PyeongChang 2018 will lead to Seoul-Pyongyang Olympics 2032 to complete a peaceful unification.”
Bach said “I hope a series of success in Tokyo and then Beijing like the PyeongChang 2018. I also hope that the cooperation between South Korea, China and Japan will bring peace in the region.”
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