Alvin Lee focuses his practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution in a variety of fields. With a degree in biomedical engineering and previous work experience at a pharmaceutical company and a biotechnology company, Mr. Lee specializes in assisting companies in the biologic, medical device, and pharmaceutical industry.
Prior to joining Rothwell Figg as an associate, Mr. Lee was a summer associate at the firm. In this role, he drafted memorandums and legal opinions pertaining to Novelty, Non-obviousness, and Definiteness requirement for claims drawn to various technical fields, responded to discovery motions and analyzed non-final office actions for client's review, and performed legal research. During a summer in law school, Mr. Lee worked as a dispute resolution intern in the intellectual property group at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, New York. There, he conducted legal research on patent cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board pertaining to biologics, and participated in meetings with top tier law firms for litigation strategy. Mr. Lee also worked as a research engineer at Caprico Biotechnologies, where he operated BD and Beckman Coulter flow cytometers to validate purified and fluorescence conjugated antibodies on immunostained cell lines, as well as analyzed the flow data using software, FlowJo, and managed all flow data in the company’s private server. Finally, Mr. Lee was a lead designer in a Capstone Design Competition for an abdominal closure device used in emergency medicine. The design won “Best Biomedical Engineering Project” among 170 teams, and a provisional patent application was filed through Emory University.
Mr. Lee attended The George Washington University Law School where he was a staff editor for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and a member of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. He received a B.S., with honors, in biomedical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.