George I Lee

George I. Lee is a founding partner of Lee Sullivan Shea & Smith LLP with more than 20 years of experience representing clients in the area of intellectual property law. His practice focuses on complex patent litigation in the federal, state and appellate courts, patent portfolio development and prosecution as a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, client counseling, due diligence investigations and patent opinion work.

Mr. Lee has prosecuted patents and litigated cases across the country in a diverse array of technical disciplines and technologies ranging from telecommunications, networking and internet hardware and software, consumer audio and video electronics, network monitoring and security, electronic trading software, navigation systems, optics, imaging, data compression, semiconductors, automotive and manufacturing processes.

Clients often seek Mr. Lee’s counsel because he is highly capable and trusted. As a practicing electrical engineer, he worked for a major electronics manufacturer before entering the legal profession. His business experience combined with his years of legal experience enables him to integrate practical business considerations with legal constraints to provide efficient, cost-effective solutions to intellectual property issues.


    Practice Areas

    patent; litigation; prosecution; counseling; and trademark and unfair competition


    computing; electrical; software; telecommunications; and business methods


    J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude

    B.S., University of Wisconsin

    Admissions and Memberships

    • Illinois State Bar
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Northern of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan