Creative Representation | Expert Litigation

Contact Information

Main: 415.956.1900

Direct: 415.291.4537

Fax: 415.956.1152

Email: alee@bzbm.com

LinkedIn: Alden K. Lee

Education

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2008

University of California, Davis, B.S. (Computer Engineering), 2003

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Experience

Alden Lee is a Principal of the firm. His practice involves complex business litigation with an emphasis on high stakes patent litigation. Mr. Lee advises both multinational corporations and emerging companies in matters involving a variety of technologies such as computer security, wireless networking, and cloud computing and data transfer. Working closely with in-house counsel, high-level executives, and engineers, Mr. Lee counsels clients on case strategy and discovery practices in multiple Federal jurisdictions including the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Texas, the Middle District of Florida, and the District of Delaware.

Mr. Lee has extensive experience litigating both patent enforcement and defense cases. He has a strong background in patent portfolio analysis, motion and discovery practice, and trial preparation, including working with expert witnesses on highly technical analyses and subject matter. He has also advised clients on, negotiated, and drafted transactional documents such as settlement, licensing, and vendor agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lee worked as Counsel at the intellectual property (IP) boutique firm of Bunsow, De Mory, Smith & Allison LLP where he represented both patent owners and accused patent infringers. Before that, Mr. Lee worked as part of the IP litigation groups at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Howrey LLP, both of which were large international law firms. During law school, Mr. Lee completed an internship at the United States Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Technology Transfer Office where he analyzed the potential commercial applications for patent disclosure documents from CDC researchers and staff.

Mr. Lee holds a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Representative Cases

In Vir2us, Inc. v. Invincea, Inc., et al. (USDC E.D. Va.), Mr. Lee represented the plaintiff in a patent enforcement action involving computer security technology.

In Harris Corp. v. Ruckus, Inc. (USDC M.D. Fla.), Mr. Lee represented the plaintiff in a patent enforcement action involving wireless networking technology. Mr. Lee also concurrently defended a later-filed related suit brought by the Florida defendant in the Northern District of California as part of its overall defense strategy.

In various disputes, Mr. Lee participated in enforcing next-generation emergency services technology on behalf of Cassidian Communications, Inc. (now Airbus DS Communications).

In Nonend Inventions, N.V. v. Spotify USA, Inc. (USDC D. Del.), Mr. Lee represented the domestic and international defendants in a case involving data transfer technology.

In Innovative Automation LLC v. Kaleidescape, Inc. (USDC N.D. Cal.), Mr. Lee represented the defendant against claims of patent infringement involving data storage and replication technology. The case was ultimately resolved via private mediation at JAMS.

In Pegasus Development Corp., et al. v. DirecTV, Inc., et al. (USDC D. Del.), Mr. Lee represented the plaintiffs in a patent enforcement suit concerning broadcast technologies.

In UPEK, Inc. v. Authentec, Inc. (USDC N.D. Cal.), Mr. Lee represented the defendant-counterclaimant in a suit concerning fingerprint sensor technology.

In In re Certain Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp Inverter Circuits (USITC), Mr. Lee represented the claimant in a Section 337 action at the US International Trade Commission concerning computer screen backlighting technology against multiple domestic and international defendants.