J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
M.A., Biotechnology, Columbia University
B.S., Physics, University of California, Irvine
B.A., History, University of California, Irvine
The Honorable Evan J. Wallach
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable Otis D. Wright, II
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Phillip Lee is a Partner at Reichman Jorgensen's Silicon Valley Office. Phil takes pride in having the skillset to digest and communicate complex issues clearly to all stakeholders for any given case concerning any set of facts and pertaining to any range of technologies (from biotech to the electronic and software arts). He does not believe in applying a “leave no stone unturned”-type strategy in his practice. Rather, Phil has developed the finesse to be able to focus on what is important and to identify what does not deserve any attention. His practice in intellectual property litigation has been based on these skills and principles.
Phil has been involved in all phases of litigation, including pre-suit analysis; written discovery; expert discovery; taking and defending fact and expert depositions; drafting and arguing claim construction briefs; drafting and arguing evidentiary and dispositive motions; and preparing pre- and post-trial briefing.
Phil is also actively involved in pro bono work, focusing on representing veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Previously, Phil served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Evan J. Wallach at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and the Honorable Otis D. Wright, II at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, California.
Before joining the legal profession, Phil had the honor of serving with the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005.
Phil is proficient in Korean.
· Droplets Inc. Droplets Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
Representing Droplets in a patent infringement action involving technology that allows access to graphic user interfaces over both the Internet and private client/server networks.
· Kove IO Inc. Kove IO Inc. v. Amazon Web Services Inc. (N.D. Ill.) Representing Kove IO in a patent infringement action involving management of data stored in a distributed network.
· Sanofi & Regeneron. Immunex v. Sanofi, et al. (C.D. Cal.) Represented Sanofi/Regeneron against allegations of patent infringement involving the biologic Dupixent® (dupilumab).
· BMC Software. BMC v. Cherwell and FireScope. (D. Colo.) Represented BMC in a patent infringement action involving IT management solutions.
· Rovi. Rovi v. Comcast. (E.D. Tex. / S.D.N.Y. / ITC) Represented Rovi in a patent infringement action involving patents directed to electronic program guides.
· Nartron. UUSI, LLC d/b/a Nartron. v. Apple. (E.D. Mich.) Represented Nartron in a patent infringement action involving touchscreen technology.
· Los Angeles Cnty. Metro. Transp. Auth. Transport Techs. v. LACMTA. (C.D. Cal.) Represented a public entity against allegations of patent infringement.
· Nartron. UUSI, LLC d/b/a Nartron. v. Samsung. (W.D. Mich.) Represented Nartron in a patent infringement action involving touchscreen technology.
· Immersion. Fitb v. Immersion. (PTAB) Represented Immersion in PTAB proceedings involving haptic feedback technology.
· PersonalWeb Technologies. PersonalWeb. v. IBM and GitHub. (E.D. Tex. / N.D. Cal.) Represented PersonalWeb in patent infringement actions involving distributed computing patents asserted against back-up, archiving, and cloud storage products and services.
· BMC Software. BMC v. ServiceNow. (E.D. Tex. / PTAB) Represented BMC in a patent infringement action (and inter partes reviews) involving IT management solutions.
· Ericsson. Ericsson v. Apple. (E.D. Tex.) Represented Ericsson in a global patent infringement dispute against Apple, including district court cases in Texas involving wireless communications technology.
Community & Professional Activities
· Co-Author, Trade Secrets: Law and Practice (LexisNexis 2019 Edition)
· Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association – Co-Chair, Spring Seminar Committee 2017.
· Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association – Moderator, Patent Year in Review, Spring Seminar 2017.
· International Association of Korean Lawyers – Moderator, Effective Management of Patent Disputes, Annual Conference 2017.
· Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association – Chair, Washington in the West Committee 2013.
· Eastern District of Texas Bar Association – Panelist, Twenty Years with the Chief Judges of the Federal Circuit. Former Federal Circuit Law Clerks Provide Insight Into How to Be Upheld on Appeal. What Goes on Behind the Curtain? Is it All Just Case Specific, or Policy Driven?, Bench Bar Conference 2015.