Mr. Lee specializes in domestic and international intellectual property, trade secrets, competition and customs matters. His emphasis is on patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, along with infringement litigation, licensing negotiation and trade secrets protection. He is the co-founder of Intellectual Property Law Group LLP with locations in San Jose (Silicon Valley), Los Angeles, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
After serving as an Extern Clerk at the U.S. Federal District Court in San Francisco and a patent agent at Sheldon & Mak*, Mr. Lee joined Intel Corporation* as Senior Attorney of Intellectual Property where he was directly responsible for trademark matters for five Intel divisions. During his tenure, he received the coveted Intel Division and Individual Recognition Awards in 1997.
Active in his local community, Mr. Lee was appointed as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Sunnyvale in 1998. During his five years of service, he was responsible for reviewing building and land use issues. In 2003, he was elected to the Sunnyvale City Council where he served for eight years; and, in 2007, was unanimously selected to serve as the 57th Mayor for the City of Sunnyvale.
Prior to embarking upon his legal career, Mr. Lee served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Corps Officer. With over two decades of service in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he currently holds the rank of Commander. In 2009, he served at the Multinational Forces Headquarter in Iraq as Chief of Drawdown Material Disposition Policy and was awarded the Bronze Star. His other notable awards include: BEST UNDER 40 by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2005), Community Award by Asian Law Alliance (2010), NAACP Silicon Valley Legislator of the Year, and Character Award by the Boy Scouts of America (2011). He resides in Sunnyvale with his wife and their three children.
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Veteran of the Year 2012 (California Assembly District 22
Character Award (Boy Scouts of America)
2011 (NAACP San Jose/Silicon Valley Chapter)
Community Service Award 2010 (Asian Law Alliance)
Award of Excellence 2010 (CAUSE, Los Angeles CA)
Bronze Star 2010 (US Army)
Extraordinary and Heroic Service Award 2009 (American Legion Cathay Post #384)
BEST UNDER 40 Award 2005 (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands: LL.M. Public International Law
Admitted to Bar:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (PHV)
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
The Federal Circuit Bar Association
The U.S. Naval Institute