Katherine Lee works with clients in the electronics, computing, and software areas. Her practice focuses on strategic patent procurement, patent post-grant proceedings, patent litigation, and pre-litigation patent infringement and invalidity analysis. Katherine's technical expertise covers a wide range of computing technologies, including cloud computing, mobile and wearable devices, data analytics, wireless communications and systems, e-commerce, image processing, position and tracking systems, semiconductors, displays, database systems, online learning systems, circuit simulation systems, and user interfaces. Her experience also extends to medical devices, optical devices, applied laser systems, and green technologies.

Katherine has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patents, and provided patent portfolio development and management counsel. She has participated extensively in multiple post-grant proceedings and patent litigation lawsuits. She has conducted patent due diligence studies and analysis in connection with mergers, acquisitions, pre-litigation, opinions, licenses, and settlements. Katherine received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and received her M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where her primary area of focus was in lasers and opto-electronics.

Prior to returning to practice in Seattle, Katherine worked at law firms in the Silicon Valley area for over ten years. She is admitted to practice in Washington, California, Wisconsin, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O'Connor Johnson KindnessPLLC
      Seattle, WA
    • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC
      Seattle, WA
    • Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
      San Jose, CA
    • Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
      San Jose, CA
    • Morrison & Foerster LLP
      San Francisco, CA
    • Perkins Coie LLP
      Seattle, WA
    • Foley & Lardner LLP
      Milwaukee, WI
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Washington State Patent Law Association


    • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.S., Highest Honors, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bar & Court Admissions

    • Washington State Bar
    • State Bar of California
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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