Richmond K. Lee
Partner
Transactions/Cases Handled: 
Mr. Lee handles the full spectrum of intellectual property work. His practice covers both non-contentious and contentious work in the areas of trade mark, copyright, patent and design. He has advised companies across a broad range of industry sectors including electronics, pharmaceuticals, food, automotive, and consumer goods. Mr. Lee has extensive experience in the prosecution of patent applications and the preparation of validity and infringement opinions. His experience in patent litigation includes appearances before the courts and the Intellectual Property Office, as well as appellate practice. Mr. Lee also advises clients on licensing and technology transfer arrangements, regulatory and advertising related issues, data protection and trade secrets, custom recordation and seizure, and intellectual property portfolio management and audit. Mr. Lee likewise handles the protection of domain names, plant varieties, and integrated circuit layout design.
Education/Academic Attainments: 
Mr. Lee obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the San Beda College in 2003 and was part of the top five of his graduating class. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, major in Industrial Engineering and minor in Mechanical Engineering from De la Salle University in 1998.
Law Professorial Positions & Legal Publications: 
Mr. Lee has written various articles on intellectual property law, most recently on the topic of geographical indications.
Professional Membership & Affiliations: 
Mr. Lee is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS:

Since 2013, Mr. Lee has been cited as a ranked lawyer in intellectual property law by Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Mr. Lee has been recommended by IAM Patent 1000 as a leading patent professional in the Philippines since 2016.