Sabing H. Lee is a partner in the Orange County office of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. Mr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from UCLA, and also received his master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was an Articles Editor and Executive Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.
Mr. Lee’s practice includes strategic patent procurement, patent portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence, general counseling on infringement and licensing, interferences, reexaminations, and other related issues. Mr. Lee currently represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices and procedures, clean technology, nanotechnology and steel manufacturing. Mr. Lee joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2003.
Mr. Lee was named to the Daily Journal’s list of the Top Intellectual Property Attorneys of 2014, where he was recognized among the Top 25 Portfolio Managers & Patent Prosecutors of Intellectual Property. Mr. Lee received Star recognition in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of LMG Life Sciences, published by Managing Intellectual Property. From 2013-2015, he was also recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Lee’s accomplishments are detailed in the Awards & Honors section.
In the medical device field, Mr. Lee has worked extensively with cardiovascular, orthopedic, wound care and aesthetic technologies. He has been involved in the intellectual property strategy and acquisitions of PercuSurge, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic, Inc.), Flex-Foot, Inc. (acquired by Össur hf.), Endius, Inc. (acquired by Zimmer Holdings, Inc.), ev3 Inc. (acquired by Covidien), IDev Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Abbott), and Tornier NV (merger announced with Wright Medical Group, Inc.) His medical device clients include the following companies:
CardiAQ Valve Technologies, Inc.
|Mitral valve replacement|
|DFine, Inc.||Vertebroplasty devices|
|IDev Technologies, Inc.||Medical devices for peripheral artery disease (PAD)|
|Össur hf.||Prosthetic devices|
|Panadent Corporation||Dental instruments|
|Precision Spine||Spinal implants|
|Siesta Medical, Inc.||
Sleep apnea devices
|Smith & Nephew||Wound treatment devices|
|Tornier, Inc.||Orthopedic devices for extremities|
Mr. Lee currently serves on the Board of Directors for OCTANe, an organization that drives technology industry growth and innovation in Orange County by connecting ideas and people with resources and capital.
University of California – Berkeley School of Law (J.D. 1997)
University of California – Los Angeles (B.S. Materials Engineering 1994),summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
University of California – Los Angeles (M.S. Materials Science and Engineering1994)