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About Daniel

Daniel Lee is a law clerk in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His areas of technical expertise include integrated circuits (IC), fiber optics, silicon photonics, nanofabrication, MEMS, 3D semiconductor integration, control systems, data center networking, and data modulation formats.

As a registered patent agent and former technology specialist at the firm, Dr. Lee has experience in all phases of patent prosecution, and has also worked on several inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. He has worked with clients ranging from early-stage startups to large multinational companies in developing their patent portfolios and prosecuting patents for their most important technical innovations.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Lee was a senior hardware engineer for a multinational computer technology corporation, where he developed photonic circuits and lasers for 100Gb+ datacom and managed optical transceivers used in data centers. He has industry experience in semiconductor layout, circuit design, board design, and testing. He is also the author of several peer-reviewed publications on silicon photonics, inventor on six issued patents, and a winner of the prestigious IBM Ph.D. fellowship. Dr. Lee is fluent in Korean.

Selected Publications

D. Y. Lee et al., “Error-free operation of a polarization-insensitive 4λ x 25 Gbps silicon photonic WDM receiver with closed-loop thermal stabilization of Si microrings”, Optics Express (2016).

Y. D. Lee, M.O. Thompson, M. Lipson, “Deposited low temperature silicon GHz modulator”, Optics Express (2013).

Recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award (2014-2015)

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Education

J.D. cum laude, New York University School of Law (2021) Staff Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law; Florence Allen Scholar


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University (2015)


M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University (2013)


B.S. magna cum laude, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University (2010)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2014
Languages
  • English
  • Korean
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