Peter Lee
Associate
Overview

“I have developed my practice to anticipate my client’s needs and business goals.”

Peter Lee counsels a broad range of clients in the electrical and computer arts in both the United States and internationally. With his extensive experience prosecuting patents, litigating patent cases, and managing post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Peter offers his clients a full range of patent portfolio management tools.

Peter’s practice includes preparing and prosecuting patents in the automobile, industrial, financial, consumer electronics, and medical devices sectors. In particular, Peter has prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to high efficiency video coding compression technology for submission into standard pools, as well as consumer electronics such as printers, set top boxes, smartphones, and displays. Peter has also been part of patent litigation teams, and managed all phases of numerous post grant review proceedings, advocating for his client in this important new venue made available after the AIA. 

With his prior career as a patent examiner and working abroad in S. Korea, Peter’s collective experiences give him a unique perspective from which he is able to draw from when counseling his clients. He also prides himself in taking a practical, hands on approach to client counseling, by working directly with clients to develop patent protection, enforcement, and avoidance strategies.

Thinking forward, Peter strives to clearly understand a client’s business so that he may provide the tactics and strategies to become an integral asset in achieving the client’s business goals.

Education
  • J.D.,
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, with Honors
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Languages
  • Korean
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Associate, 2015-Present
Associate, 2012-2014

Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
Associate, 2014-2015

KBK & Associates
Patent Attorney, 2010-2012
 

Experience | Non-Legal
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Examiner, 2004-2005
Forward Thinking
alert
June 28, 2017

On June 23, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that a party appealing a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”)...

blogpost
June 28, 2017
On June 23, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that a party appealing a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) by bringing a civil action against the Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office ...
blogpost
May 09, 2017
Three.  At least this was the case in Xactware Solutions, Inc. v. Eagle View Technologies, Inc. (IPR2017-00021; hereinafter the “third petition”) where the Board denied institution of Petitioner’s third attempt to invalidate ...
blogpost
March 22, 2017
The newly formed PTAB Bar association held its inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. from March 1-3.  More than 400 people were in attendance, including a mix of practitioners, in-house counsel, PTAB administrative law judges (ALJs), and ...
blogpost
September 19, 2016
Typically the party with the burden of proof has the final opportunity to argue in an IPR.  In most situations, this means the Petitioner, as the party bearing the ultimate burden of proving unpatentability, is afforded the last word.  ...
blogpost
July 21, 2016
Originally published on July 20, 2016 in Law360 During oral arguments in the closely watched Cuozzo Speed Technologies, Inc. v. Lee, the Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides describing the merits and consequences of allowing the Patent ...
in the media
July 20, 2016

On July 20, 2016, Chicago attorneys, Miyoung Shin and Peter Lee, wrote a guest article for Law360 entitled, "Finding ...

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June 21, 2016

The Supreme Court on June 20, 2016, upheld the AIA provisions allowing the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) to interpret claims under the broadest reasonable construction (BRI) standard during an inter partes review...

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June 20, 2016
The Supreme Court on June 20, 2016, upheld the AIA provisions allowing the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) to interpret claims under the broadest reasonable construction (BRI) standard during an inter partes ...
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May 12, 2016
As post-grant proceedings before the PTAB continue to gain popularity for their ability to invalidate supposedly “bad” patents, filings of declaratory judgment actions by alleged patent infringers appear to be going down.  ...
alert
April 28, 2016

On April 25, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case, Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, No. 15-446, that seeks to determine whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

blogpost
April 28, 2016
On April 25, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case, Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, No. 15-446, that seeks to determine whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) should apply the broadest reasonable ...
in the media
February 03, 2016

On February 3, 2015 Eric Cohen and Peter Lee were mentioned in Chicago Lawyer. ...

Presentations
  • "Keeping Up With the PTAB: How to Win When the Rules Seem to Change," Brinks Webinar, July 26, 2017
  • “Duty of Candor and Good Faith before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB),” Brinks Webinar, February 25, 2016
Representative Matters
  • ZTE v. ContentGuard (PTAB 2013). Represented petitioner ZTE in six Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The patents in suit relate to digital rights management (“DRM”) technology.
Press Releases & Events
October 24, 2017

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States and the largest IP firm in Chicago, will co-host the Chicago Committee’s 10th Annual Minority Associate and In-House Counsel Bash on Thursday, October 26, 2017...

July 26, 2017

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, Danielle Phillip, Allyn Elliott, and Peter Lee, attorneys with Brinks' Post-Grant Patent practice group, will present the webinar, "Keeping Up With the PTAB: How to...

July 24, 2017

CHICAGO—Danielle Anne Phillip, Allyn B. Elliott, and Peter Lee, attorneys in the post-grant patent practice group at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will present the webinar “Keeping Up With the PTAB: How to Win When the Rules Seem to Change” at noon CDT on July 26, 2017...

May 09, 2017

CHICAGO—Mark H. Remus, Jason W. Schigelone, and Peter Lee, attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, were featured speakers at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) three-day Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on May 9, 10, and 11, 2017.

February 25, 2016

The Brinks Post-Grant Practice Group will conduct the first in a series of webinars on recent ...

February 22, 2016

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, is presenting “Duty of ...

November 17, 2015

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that patent attorney Peter...

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