Overview

As a seasoned attorney, Mr. Lee puts his legal experience to work for clients as both a patent prosecutor and litigator. He has practiced law in two technological hotbeds — Silicon Valley and Salt Lake City. He holds advanced degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and business.  He also speaks, reads and writes Japanese, allowing him to effectively counsel top tech companies in both the U.S. and Japan.

Mr. Lee’s wide-ranging technical proficiency and education allow him to effectively and prolifically draft and prosecute patent applications in the fields of machine learning, computer software,  networks, communications, optics, electronics, semiconductors, mechanical devices, and systems that involve combinations thereof.

Having practice intellectual property law for a quarter of a century, Mr. Lee has now been involved with the drafting and prosecution of over 1,000 United States patent applications, and countless international and foreign patent applications.  He is also highly active in the training and mentoring of younger attorneys, and enjoys their every success.

Mr. Lee also assists the firm’s largest clients with strategic patent planning, and has served as lead counsel for complex intellectual property litigation.  But he also takes pleasure in collaborating and counseling with mid-sized and smaller companies and independent inventors, each with their uniquely different needs.

Experience

Experience
  • U.S. and International Prosecution of IP
  • U.S. and International Patent Prosecution

Education

Education
  • M.Eng., Electrical Engineering University of Utah, 2004
  • J.D., Santa Clara University, 1997
  • M.B.A., Santa Clara University, 1997
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1992
  • B.A., Japanese, Brigham Young University, 1992

Admissions

Admissions
  • California State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • *Admitted also in California

Achievements

Achievements
  • 2021, The Best Lawyers in America©

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Attorney Fees in Civil Actions Against the Director under 35 U.S.C. 145 – A review of Iancu v. NantKwest Set for October 7, 2019 Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Patent applicants may seek judicial review of adverse decisions of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in one...
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  • Patent Drafting Reminders Gleaned from the July 16, 2018 Federal Circuit Decision (Blackbird Tech. LLC v ELB Electronics Inc.).

    On July 16, 2018, the Federal Circuit published its precedential decision in Blackbird Tech LLC v. ELB Electronics. Background:  Blackbird...
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  • A Brief Summary and Comparison of Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review

    There are three major mechanisms now available for a petitioner to challenge others’ granted patents: 1) inter partes review (IPR),...
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  • Strategy for Patent Infringement Influence in China by Filing for Patents in Other Countries

    China cannot be ignored when designing a sophisticated international patent filing strategy.  China has a population widely estimated to be...
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Dee So

Experience

  • 17 years at Workman Nydegger
  • 17 years in legal experience

Contact Information
Email  dso@wnlaw.com
Phone  801-533-9800

Tyler Eller

Experience

  • Patent and Trademark Filings, U.S. and foreign
  • Management of Patent Portfolios

Education

  • B.A., English, University of Utah, 2009

Contact Information
Email  teller@wnlaw.com
Phone  801-533-9800

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Languages

Languages
  • Japanese