Tong J. Lee, J.D., Ph.D.  Attorney at Law

specializing in intellectual property law


Tong J. Lee

Cornell University, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.

National Taiwan University, B.S.


California Bar No. 236218

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration No. 48582


Tong is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property protection in the areas of computer software, hardware, circuit designs, semiconductors, nanotechnology, mechanical designs, and telecommunications. She has provided a broad range of patent related services, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, rendering legal opinions of non-infringement, invalidity and patentability, reviewing patent license agreements, and advising startup companies regarding IP protection.  She has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and international patent applications.  


Before launching her own firm in 2013, Tong had worked at a number of top-rated patent prosecution firms for over ten years.  Prior to her law career, she taught graduate-level courses in computer science and computer engineering, and worked as an engineer at Hughes Space and Communications.


Tong is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.



P.O. Box 1373

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254