Hosang Lee centers his practice on patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation and advises on strategic planning, patent portfolio management, and opinion work. Hosang prepares and prosecutes US and non-US patent applications, performs intellectual property (IP) due diligence, and conducts patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate analyses for his clients. He also has structured and negotiated licensing agreements and litigated patent and trade secret cases. Hosang is active in post-issuance US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings, spanning reissues and inter partes review, covered business method patent review, and post-grant review.
Hosang has nearly 20 years of experience counseling both Korea-based and international clients in the United States and Korea. His patent experience covers a wide range of disciplines, including automotive technologies (engine control, electric and hybrid vehicles, navigation systems, and electric parking systems), semiconductor devices, lighting devices, landline and wireless communications, electronic materials, fuel cell technology, solar energy and green technology, medical devices, and display devices such as plasma display panels (PDPs), liquid crystal displays (LCDs), and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Hosang was a partner in the IP practice of another global law firm, and previously worked as a patent attorney in Korea. He is fluent in English and Korean.
Obtained a favorable settlement for a global consumer electronics company by developing and asserting a patent portfolio against a competitor
Developed a global patent portfolio for a software company
Negotiated and led a licensing agreement with a competitor on behalf of a global automotive company
Defended a global steel company in a patent litigation
Developed a global patent strategy involving more than 200 patents for an emerging company, which resulted in an advantageous licensing agreement with competitors
Defended a global electronic parts manufacturer, a medical image device manufacturer, a global automotive company, an automotive parts manufacturer, and a global vehicle manufacturer in various pre-litigation disputes
Developed a global patent litigation strategy and coordinated international litigation for an emerging company
Defended a mid-sized company in an arbitration case with a global competitor
Defended a global software company in a copyright case
Defended a food manufacturing company in trademark, trade secret, and copyright disputes
Defended an electronic component manufacturing company in PGR and IPR cases
Seton Hall University School of Law, 2005, J.D.
Seoul National University, South Korea, 1998, B.S., Electrical Engineering
District of Columbia
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: licensing; Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recognized, IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2014–2019)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Recognized, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2014-2018)