Phillip Lee

Phillip Lee
Principal Legal Counsel, Samsung Electronics US IP Center

Phillip is a veteran litigator with substantive experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution, and licensing.

Phillip has participated in every stage of a patent case and has represented clients across a wide array of technology (software/electronic arts to biotech/pharma).  Phillip has appeared before numerous federal district courts, the Patent Trial Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Earlier in his career, Phillip had the honor of serving as a judicial law clerk in two federal courts – the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Currently, Phillip as in-house counsel manages a docket of patent cases with outside counsel law firms, negotiates settlement options, drafts settlement agreements, license agreements, and IP provisions of commercial agreements, negotiates acquisitions of IP assets, advises commercial lawyers and business units during negotiations of commercial transactions, administers budget and cost control, and generally provides advice on legal issues impacting the company.

In addition to his in-house role, Phillip is an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Phillip is licensed to practice in California, New York, and Washington D.C.  He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining the legal profession, Phillip served in the Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

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