Daniel Lee’s deep technical experience from doctoral research and industry includes integrated circuits, fiber optics, silicon photonics, nanofabrication, micro-electromechanical systems, 3D semiconductor integration, control systems, data center networking, and data modulation formats.

Daniel is a patent litigator. As a registered patent attorney and former technology specialist at the firm, he also has experience in all phases of patent prosecution, and worked on several inter partes review 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, Daniel was a senior hardware engineer for a multinational computer technology corporation, where he developed photonic circuits and lasers for 100G+ 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. Daniel is fluent in Korean.

Daniel aspires to visit all U.S. national parks — 24 and counting.

Recognitions & awards

IBM PH.D. Fellowship Award