Harry S. Lee, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Los Angeles

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As a patent agent, Dr. Harry S. Lee prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Lee’s patent prosecution experience in U.S. and foreign patent practice has covered various technologies, including telecommunication technology, wireless communication systems, digital electronic displays, health foods, and electrical and mechanical technologies. Dr. Lee also has extensive patent prosecution experience in the field of biotechnology, including identification of novel genes and proteins, recombinant DNA technology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, gene therapy, cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, diagnostic assays, stem cells, transgenics, herbal medicine, angiogenesis regulation, and vaccines, among others.

Dr. Lee has an educational background in the areas of microbiology, genetics, molecular and cell biology, and protein purification and interactions. As a research scientist, Dr. Lee studied molecular mechanisms involved in protein secretion of bacteria. Dr. Lee served as a teaching/research assistant during his graduate study. He also served as a Korean/English translator in the Korean army.

Dr. Lee is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Dr. Lee is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

*Not a member of California Bar

Practice Areas


  • Michigan State University, Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. in Bacteriology, 1993
  • Western Illinois University, B.S in Biology with emphasis in Microbiology, 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean