Nathan (Hyun Kyu) Lee

Nathan Lee's practice focuses on patent prosecution of technologies related to electrical engineering and computer science. He received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University in 2008 and earned his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Korea National Open University in 2014. Nathan received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from UC Berkeley School of Law.

Nathan’s experience includes prosecuting patent applications related to telecommunications, displays, semiconductors, computer software, and medical devices.

Prior to joining Seed IP, Nathan worked for 8 years as a patent attorney at the Korean law firm of Kim & Chang. Here he drafted numerous patent applications and Office Action responses. Nathan also counseled domestic and foreign clients on Korean intellectual property system and patent filing strategies. He also prepared patent landscape analysis reports for semiconductor companies. Nathan also drafted briefs and presented arguments on invalidity cases before Korean Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

University of California-Berkeley School of Law

Master of Laws (LL.M.) 2018 - Certificate of Specialization in Law & Technology

Korean National Open University

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) 2014

Seoul National University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

B.S. 2008

Nathan is admitted to the California State Bar and has also passed the U.S. Patent Bar (granted limited recognition to practice before the U.S. Patent Office). He is also admitted to the Korean Patent Bar and is a member of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association.


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