Nathan (Hyun Kyu) Lee

Associate (admission to CA pending) / Patent Specialist


Nathan Lee's practice is focused 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 University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).


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’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.


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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