David Lee is a Senior Associate in our Sydney office and holds a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Masters in Industrial Property Law from the University of Technology, Sydney.
He joined FB Rice in 2006, having worked for 10 years as a patent engineer in one of the largest private patent firms in Japan.
David has over 17 years’ experience in general patent prosecution covering a diverse range of technologies including polymer chemistry, metals and alloys, air conditioning systems, semiconductor fabrication, separation of oxygen isotopes by distillation, packaging and moulded articles and wind turbine technology. He has an interest in renewable energy systems.
He is currently involved in preparing and prosecuting patent and design applications, conducting patent oppositions and providing patentability advice. He also has experience in patent litigation in Japan and court appeals from the Japanese Patent Office.
David spent 15 years in Japan and, prior to working in intellectual property law, he worked for a major Japanese electronics company.
David is fluent in Japanese and regularly works with FB Rice Attorneys conducting business with Japanese firms, as well as providing valuable cultural insight into managing intellectual property issues in the Japanese system.
David is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney.