• Hannah Lee litigates high-stakes patent disputes for numerous clients in the technology and life sciences sectors, including pharma, biotech, medical device and computer technologies. Hannah has substantial trial experience, including conducting direct examination and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses in both jury and bench trials. She practices in multiple districts throughout the United States, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

    Among her most notable work, Hannah successfully managed a patent litigation for a computer network security company that resulted in a judgment of over $2 billion in damages after a six-week bench trial. She also managed a patent litigation for a pharmaceutical client and obtained a $62 million settlement against Purdue Pharma LP in a patent litigation involving OxyContin. 

    In 2021, Hannah was recognized by Law360 as a Rising Star in intellectual property, and was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under Hot List in 2020 and 2021. The Daily Journal named Hannah to its 2021 Top 40 Under 40 list. Hannah is a managing editor of Kramer Levin’s Bio Law Blog and is a member of the firm’s Women’s Committee, Diversity Committee and Attorneys of Color Affinity Group.

    Experience

    • Representing a large pharmaceutical company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in ANDA litigations regarding an innovative oral medication to treat certain cancers.

    • Represented Centripetal Networks asserting patent infringement in the Eastern District of Virginia, and successfully obtained over $2 billion in damages, the largest damages award of any U.S. patent case.

    • Represented a biotechnology company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and successfully obtained a judgment of noninfringement and dismissal after claim construction.

    • Represented a threat intelligence company asserting patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and obtained a successful settlement.

    • Represented a computer security software company asserting patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of the client at trial.

    • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company asserting patent infringement against Purdue Pharma LP in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, successfully obtaining a $62 million settlement for the client.

    • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company, successfully defending two patents through the conclusion of hearings in inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

    • Represented a large U.S. textile manufacturing company, successfully obtaining judgment of noninfringement in a patent litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    • Represented a computer security software company asserting patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of the client at trial.

    • Represented a pharmaceutical company asserting patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and obtained a successful settlement for the client.

    • Represented a cord blood stem cell research company in arbitration with patent licensees, and obtained a successful settlement judgment in favor of the client.

    • Represented a U.S. semiconductor manufacturer in a Section 337 investigation before the International Trade Commission.

    • Represented 3M in a patent infringement suit regarding retroreflective sheeting technology in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

    • Represented a wood preservative manufacturer defending against false advertising claims in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

    • Represented a large tire distribution company in a trademark infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and obtained default judgment in favor of the client.

    Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2007
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2003

    Bar Admissions

    • California, 2007
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 2009

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • American Bar Association
    • Asian American Bar Association
    • National Association of Women Lawyers