Lee Cheng


Lee Cheng PicMr. Lee Cheng is an experienced U.S. intellectual property attorney and founder of Cheng Law Group, PLLC, and has been representing U.S. and foreign corporations, law firms and universities, particularly in Japan, China and Taiwan, in the intellectual property area for over 15 years.

Mr. Cheng’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property, including domestic and foreign patent prosecution, domestic trademark prosecution, patent opinion work, licensing, intellectual property evaluations and due diligence. Mr. Cheng’s primary practice involves the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering all areas of technology including electrical, mechanical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical arts. Mr. Cheng, in particular, has extensive experience in the area of biotechnology where he has prosecuted patents covering, for example, bioprocessing technology, monoclonal antibodies, cell culture, cloning, recombinant DNA technology, protein engineering, microarrays, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, vaccines and RNA interference.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Cellular Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan, his Master of Science in Biotechnology from John Hopkins University, and his Juris Doctor in Law, with distinction, from Syracuse University. He also spent one year at Franklin Pierce Law Center where he received his Master of Intellectual Property. He also served as a member of the Journal of International Law and Commerce while at Syracuse and as a member of the Trademark Moot Court Team while at Franklin Pierce.

Mr. Cheng is licensed in Maryland and in the District of Columbia. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Cheng is a member of a number of legal and professional societies, including the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association and Licensing Executive Society.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Cheng was a researcher at the University of Michigan, where he assisted in basic studies of cardiac physiology and myocellular biology.

Mr. Cheng has been an invited speaker at the Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences (part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and at various intellectual property seminars. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.