Overview

Joseph K. Lee is a member of the Commercial and Complex Litigation Practice Group and the firm’s Intellectual Property Team. Mr. Lee represents private companies in intellectual property matters, contract and business tort litigation, and employment disputes.

Mr. Lee’s intellectual property practice includes patent, trademark, trade dress, and trade secret litigation. He also advises clients on intellectual property strategy, portfolio management, prosecution, licensing, and patent infringement and validity analysis. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition, Mr. Lee litigates commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, intentional interference, professional liability, and other business torts. He also represents creditors in various types of collections matters and bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Lee is also an experienced employment attorney and defends companies from claims of alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations.

Mr. Lee earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Lee competed in the Giles Sutherland Rich (Patent) Moot Court Competition and served on the Moot Court Board. He earned the High Tech Excellence Award in 2011 and graduated with the High Tech Law Certificate, Intellectual Property Specialization with honors. He was also a Law Clerk with the Consumer & Environmental Protection Division of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Representative Matters

  • Cooper Drum Cooperating Parties Group v. American Polymers Corporation, et al., CV 19-03007-AB, 2020 WL 2504331 (C.D. Cal. May 13, 2020)

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • California Lawyers Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Law Community, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Member

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.S., University of California, Irvine

Admissions

  • 2013, California
    2015, District of Columbia
    U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California
    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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