Nicholas Lee's practice focuses primarily on complex patent litigation involving software, electrical, and medical device technologies. He has experience counseling clients on a variety litigation strategies and defenses, as well as developing infringement and invalidity theories in patent matters. He has drafted expert reports, Markman briefs, and dispositive motions, and has experience arguing claim construction, taking and defending depositions, managing all phases of discovery, and in trial preparation. Mr. Lee has helped clients achieve positive results in various jurisdictions, including California, Texas, New York, Wisconsin, and Delaware.

Prior to law school, Mr. Lee was a software engineer at an international electronic discovery firm. There, he was responsible for designing the front-end architecture and back-end database to manage all aspects of e-discovery projects. He was also an engineering specialist responsible for the development of a VoIP platform at a telecommunications company. This included database design and optimization, as well as programming call flow logic and back-end database stored procedures. He has developed e-commerce platforms and has also worked extensively with the UCLA Biomedical Laboratory to develop mRNA pattern recognition software for use as a research tool.

While in law school, Mr. Lee was a Student Articles Editor for the Loyola Law Journal and externed for the Honorable Blanche Manning in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


  • Adobe, Inc. - provide counseling on a variety of IP issues.
  • Machine Zone, Inc. - provide counseling on a variety of IP issues.
  • Large entertainment company - provide counseling on a variety of patent-related issues.


Managing IP
Rising Star (2018)


  • JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2008, cum laude
  • BS, Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002
  • California

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