Hanyong Lee

Leveraging the rare combination of training and practices in Korea and in the U.S., Hanyong Lee offers clients over 15 years of experience with IP management, licensing and litigation. Early in his career, Han worked at a major law firm in Korea as a patent attorney, and later at one of the largest Internet companies in Asia, Naver, where he was the lead in-house IP counsel founding and heading its IP department.

Since joining Ropes & Gray in 2008, Han has litigated numerous U.S. patent infringement matters in the federal courts and before the International Trade Commission in both defensive and offensive actions. Han has experience in all stages of litigation, ranging from pre-suit investigations to pleadings, infringement and invalidity analyses, fact and expert discovery including e-discovery, and claim construction as well as pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings. His experience also includes mediation and settlement of IP disputes.

Han was previously based in the firm’s New York office before relocating to Seoul in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Han served as a Judicial Intern to The Honorable Susan G. Braden at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Litigation, 3) Litigation, 4) Intellectual Property Litigation, 5) ITC Proceedings / Section 337 and 6) Intellectual Property Rights Management
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2008)
Education Seoul National University (B.S., 2000)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of New York
Most recent firm Ropes & Gray LLP
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