Shoko I. Leek



Ms. Leek's practice is focused on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of 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 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 University of Washington School of Law in 1997.

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University of Washington School of Law
J.D. 1997

University of Washington
B.S. 1998

Waseda University (Tokyo)
Political Science and Economics
B.A. 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2021
  • Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington, 2017-2020


Shoko has extensive experiences 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.


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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