JaeWon Lee

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B.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, 2002

Ph.D., M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Materials Science & Engineering, 2008

J.D., UC Davis, School of Law, 2015

JaeWon’s practice focuses on patent litigation.  He helped companies resolve patent-related disputes in the federal courts as well as before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  He worked on matters involving a wide range of technologies, including networking and telecommunications, materials science, semiconductors and circuitry, consumer products, medical devices, and software.

Prior to joining Durie Tangri, JaeWon was an associate at Venable and Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.  JaeWon began his legal career as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, after receiving his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law.  At Davis, JaeWon participated in the Civil Rights Clinic, where he advocated for the civil rights of an indigent prisoner, and served as an extern for the California Energy Commission.

Before pursuing a career in the law, JaeWon obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, from his research on growth and characterization of wide bandgap semiconductors.  He then joined Samsung Electronics as a research staff member, where he researched and developed thin film solar cells and GaN-on-Si technologies for lighting and high-power electronics.  JaeWon is a named inventor of about twenty U.S. patents and an author of several peer-reviewed journal papers.

In his spare time, JaeWon enjoys listening to K-pop and podcasts, spending time with his wife and two kittens, playing VR games, and watching LA Clippers games.