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Lee is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on litigating patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and unfair competition matters before the U.S. federal courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, Lee’s practice includes obtaining patents and clearing new products for a wide range of mechanical, electromechanical, Internet and e-commerce technologies, as well as obtaining trademarks and copyrights. Lee also counsels clients regarding domain name disputes, technology licensing and transfer transactions, rights of publicity and rights to privacy matters.


  • DePaul University College of Law, 2006, J.D., Nominee, American Intellectual Property Law Association Jan Jancin Award, Depaul Law Review; Legal writing teaching assistant
  • University of Michigan, 1999, B.A., Mechanical Engineering

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - District of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Indiana

  • American Intellectual Property Association, Member 
  • Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance, Member
  • INTA, Member
  • DePaul College of Law CIPLIT Career Advisory Board