Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

R. Lee Strasburger, Jr.

R. Lee Strasburger, Jr.

Associate
Phone: 404.504.5491
Fax: 404.365.9532
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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.

Representative Experience

  • Preparing and prosecuting complex family of patent applications for Georgia-based data security company relating to advanced encryption and internet security technologies.
  • Prepared, filed, and currently prosecuting patent portfolio for South Carolina-based disaster recovery company.
  • Prosecuting complex, international patent portfolio directed to both Software as a Medical Device and complimentary medical devices for high-profile university.
  • Prepared, filed, and currently prosecuting family of patent applications directed to solar energy systems and related components.
  • Managing prosecution of an international patent portfolio directed to stem cell encapsulation and delivery.
  • Drafted legal opinions of non-infringement and invalidity as part of both product development and competitive analysis.
  • Conducted patentability searches and analyses in various technical areas.
  • Representing several start-up medical device and healthcare IT companies in developing intellectual property strategies.
  • Advising several start-up companies regarding branding and trademark strategies.
  • Managing international trademark portfolio on behalf of a global software company.

Accolades

  • Forever Duke Award Recipient
  • Georgia Bar Journal Pro Bono All-Star, 2015, 2018

Membership

  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court
  • Georgia Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Sections
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Technology Association of Georgia

MMMPact in the Community

  • MMMPact Pro Bono Super Star, 2018
  • Duke Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, Atlanta-Metro-West Chair
  • Duke Young Alumni Development Council, National Board Member
  • American Brittany Rescue Volunteer