Otto Lee

Co-Founder at Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

Otto Lee

Otto Lee

Co-Founder at Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

Biography

Otto O. Lee

Registered Patent Attorney
Attorney At Law




Experience

Mr. Lee specializes in international intellectual property, trade secrets, competition and customs matters. His emphasis is on patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, infringement litigation, licensing negotiation and trade secrets protection. He is the co-founder of Intellectual Property Law Group LLP with locations in San Jose (Silicon Valley), Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

After serving as an Extern Clerk for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Joan S. Brennan at the U.S. Federal District Court in San Francisco, Mr. Lee started his legal career at Sheldon & Mak*, a 20-attorney intellectual property law firm based in Pasadena, California. He worked on a wide range of intellectual property matters on behalf of clients including Apple Computer*, Atlantic Richfield (ARCO)*, Beckman Instruments*, Southern California Edison (SCE)*, in addition to many other international companies.

Mr. Lee joined Intel Corporation* as Senior Attorney - Intellectual Property where he was directly responsible for trademark matters for five Intel divisions. He negotiated intellectual property agreements with corporations including Microsoft*, Sun Microsystems* and IBM*. He assisted business units to develop branding strategies, and managed outside counsels in over eighty countries to establish and enforce Intel’s trademark rights worldwide. During his tenure, he received the coveted Intel Division and Individual Recognition Awards in 1997.

Prior to embarking upon his legal career, Mr. Lee served active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Corps Officer on board a cruiser based in Norfolk, Virginia where he was in charge of over fifty sailors. He holds the rank of Commander in the United States Naval Reserve and is the Executive Officer of a Naval Aircraft Carriers Reserve Unit based in San Diego.

Active in his local community, Mr. Lee currently serves as a Councilmember of the City of Sunnyvale located in the Heart of the Silicon Valley. Previously, he served as a Planning Commissioner responsible for reviewing building and land use issues. He recently served as Sunnyvale’s 57th Mayor in 2008. Mr. Lee speaks three Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese) and Spanish.

* For identification only

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted to Bar: California, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Courts: Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit

Education

Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands: LL.M. Public International Law
University of California: Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
University of California at Berkeley: B.S. Chemical Engineering & Nuclear Engineering

Memberships

American Bar Association (ABA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
South Bay Trademark Association
The Federal Circuit Bar Association
The U.S. Naval Institute

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Education
LL.M., Public International Law
B.S. in Chemical Engineering & Nuclear Engineering

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The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. The not-for-profit Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Today, more than 6,000 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development and education and training. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington DC and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

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U.S. Naval Institute engages in the provision of independent forum for advancing the professional, literary, and scientific understaning of sea power and other issues critical to global security. The company is headquartered in Annapolis, MD.

Career History
Political Donations Received
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2012
$550
2012
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