Alvin Lee’s practice encompasses both patent prosecution and litigation on behalf of a broad spectrum of clients, although his primary clientele consists of pharmaceutical companies. Alvin assists these clients in navigating pharmaceutical industry-related regulation and the management of their intellectual property, such as regulatory exclusivities, surveys, and analysis of the patent landscape and litigation counsel.
Alvin manages all aspects of patent prosecution, including preparation of submittals, and filing and management of the patent prosecution process for technologies related to both biotechnology and electronics. In addition, he counsels clients and provides support for due diligence evaluations and competitive landscape analysis for biologics clients. This work includes method of production and biologic formulation patents, as well as the development of invalidity defenses, infringement positions, and research and drafting of pre-suit analysis memoranda.
With respect to litigation, Alvin has engaged in motion practice, including drafting of motions, and management of fact discovery in preparation of both discovery requests and responses to them.
Prior to his legal career, Alvin was a biomedical engineer. This gives him a unique and invaluable grasp of the technology in the field, and a belief that patent law is integral to the promotion of innovation in the industry. He believes in promoting innovation by ensuring that innovators are supported and rewarded by the legal system, and that the market value of their work is protected. He enjoys assisting his clients, whether they be generic entrants or brand innovators, in navigating the IP system, and appreciates his role in bettering society by promoting innovation and lowering drug costs.
Alvin is particularly gifted at arriving at creative, thoughtful solutions to challenging problems. He's a genuine outside-the-box thinker. As a researcher, he is capable of connecting seemingly disparate case law to develop a cognizable theory for his arguments, or providing an alternative solution when the conventional ones cannot deliver an optimal outcome.
In a field like pharmaceutical research, which is powered by innovation, creative thinking, and novel solutions to longstanding problems, Alvin’s ability to apply this approach to his legal work has proven very valuable to his clients. That, coupled with hands-on understanding of the chemical and biological mechanisms at work in his client’s products, make him a uniquely valuable asset, whether the situation at hand is litigation, patent prosecution, or simply ensuring that the client understands what the costs and benefits are of a particular course of action.
J.D., The George Washington University Law School
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office