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Shoko I. Leek

Ms. Leek's practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in electronics, telecommunications, optics, software, and mechanical engineering. She has extensive experience in counseling in general intellectual property matters, including patents and trademarks, developing strategic patent portfolios, conducting a due-diligence review of patent portfolios, preparing patent infringement and validity opinions, clearing and registering trademarks, and intellectual property licensing. She received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington in 1998 and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1997.

Shoko has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in electrical, telecommunications, optical, software, and mechanical technology fields, developing strategic patent portfolios, preparing patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and due-diligence reports and opinions, negotiating and drafting intellectual property license agreements, and clearing and registering trademarks.

University of Washington School of Law - J.D. 1997
University of Washington - Physics - B.S. 1998
Waseda University (Tokyo) - Political Science and Economics - B.A. 1990

Shoko is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington State Patent Law Association, and King County Bar Association and American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2021

Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington, 2017-2020