Associate (admission to CA pending) / Patent Specialist

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 the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

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


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