Andrew Lee considers himself an engineer who practices patent law. He enjoys working with inventors and company R&D personnel to fully evaluate and protect their inventions. Andrew’s practice principally focuses on the preparing and prosecution of software, electrical and electro-mechanical patent applications. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications for filing in the United States, European Union, Germany, and China within the art of autonomous vehicle software, imaging and object recognition, LiDAR/RADAR/SONAR devices, signal processing, wireless communications, and advanced driver-assist safety systems.
Before becoming a lawyer, Andrew worked for two years in Nagoya, Japan as an in-house U.S. patent attorney for a tier-1 automotive supplier. His experience working client-side allows him to approach his clients’ issues with a unique perspective that helps him to provide practical strategies and advice that fully appreciates the scope of their inventions while accomplishing their business objectives. In addition, because of his time in Japan, Andrew has special insight into the business, cultural and technical aspects of that country’s tech industry.
Today, Andrew concentrates his intellectual property practice in preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications, strategic portfolio management, and post-grant prosecution.
Andrew received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is admitted to the California State Bar, the Illinois State Bar, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Andrew enjoys racing and motorsports. He attends the Long Beach Grand Prix every year with his wife and young son and is a member of the Sports Car Club of America and the Porsche Club of America.