R. Lee Strasburger, Jr. is an experienced intellectual property attorney who prepares and prosecutes patent, trademark, and copyright applications in various technical areas, protects valuable company brands through trademark oppositions and cancellations, and provides strategic assistance and support with respect to intellectual property issues arising in corporate transactions.
Working on behalf of large global corporations, emerging technology companies, and solo inventors, Lee manages intellectual property portfolios of all sizes and complexities. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in various technical areas, such as cancer treatment, antimicrobial formulations, vulcanized rubber, artificial turf, medical devices, Software as a Medical Device, data security, virtualization, and recovery products, and technology-enabled products. Lee also develops and implements intellectual property strategies to compliment or supplement those patent applications with trademark, copyright, and/or trade secret protection.
Lee represents trademark owners in trademark oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to help enforce trademark rights and protect valuable company brands from infringement. He is one of few attorneys to have experience taking an opposition all the way from filing the initial notice to the filing of the final trial brief.
Additionally, in his time with the firm, Lee has offered strategic assistance and support in over 100 M&A and venture capital transactions, as well as countless debt financings. Lee is knowledgeable in locating intellectual property assets, assessing and valuing intellectual property portfolios, and structuring transactions to provide both buy-side and sell-side protection.
While attending Emory University School of Law, Lee was an articles editor for the Emory International Law Review and a Patent Track Participant in the TI:GER Program, a joint entrepreneurship and technology commercialization initiative between Emory University School of Law and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin, Lee was a law clerk to the Honorable M. Cindy Morris in the Superior Courts of Georgia, providing research and drafting orders on civil and criminal motions.