Lee Chedister focuses on all aspects of patent counseling and patent prosecution in relation to a wide variety of technologies, with a particular emphasis on medical technologies. With a variety of experiences as a patent examiner and an engineer, Lee works hard to bring value to her clients in managing their patent portfolios.
As a former patent examiner and legal extern, Lee has in-depth knowledge of the workings of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and understands how to move an application through the process. Lee worked as a patent examiner in the surgical devices and medical instrumentation areas, and externed in the Office of International Patent Cooperation during law school.
During law school, Lee spent nearly two years interning at a boutique intellectual property litigation firm in Dallas, where she was able to work directly with partners on filings for Markman hearings, discovery and other claim construction documents in a software infringement suit. Additionally, she served as a research assistant to WIPO expert and distinguished scholar Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, taking on the role of assistant editor for a number of publications, including an award-winning book on comparative trademark law.
Lee worked as an engineer in the medical equipment area for GE Healthcare prior to law school, specifically working in ultrasound technologies. There, she developed a solid background in medical technologies and equipment/device use. In addition to working as an engineer, she also assisted the sales team by travelling to a number of regional hospitals in the Illinois region for product demonstrations. She double-majored at Tulane University, receiving degrees in both Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics. Her work as part of the Microvascular Dynamics laboratory was published in the American Journal of Physiology.
* Admitted only in TX. Practice is supervised by the partners of BoMc.
- Wrote memos on patent valuation and international examination practices for the USPTO Office of International Patent Cooperation Office still currently in use by that office.
- As a legal intern, drafted Markman hearing documents for software infringement suit in the Northern District of Texas.
- Named to the Texas A&M University School of Law Dean’s List in Fall 2017 and 2018.
- Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D., May 2019
- Tulane University, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, B.S. Mathematics, May 2014
- Author. “Senator Patrick Leahy named Chair of Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property,” BoMc Blog, March 10, 2021.