S. Emma Lee

Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA USA 94111


Emma Lee focuses her practice on patent litigation and intellectual property matters.

While attending the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Emma served as Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and a judicial extern for the Honorable Susan Y. Illston in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Emma was a clinic student at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, where she prepared an amicus brief on behalf of various library coalitions for the U.S. Supreme Court copyright case Georgia v. PublicResource.Org, Inc. and a forthcoming guide to privacy law for nonfiction authors. Emma also served as a patent examining extern in the Business Methods Unit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

While attending the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emma worked as a summer patent engineer intern in the patent prosecution group of a national law firm in its Milwaukee, Wisconsin office. Emma conducted simulation, computational, and experimental research in a variety of subject areas, including materials science and engineering and chemistry. Emma also served as a teaching assistant for the School of Physics, where she guided students through coding exercises and simulation experiments.


Represented adidas AG, adidas North America, Inc., adidas America, Inc., and adidas International Trading AG in patent infringement and importation investigation at ITC brought by Nike, Inc., related to the design and manufacture of shoe uppers for knitted footwear, with related action in Oregon federal court. One of the largest patent cases in the footwear industry, the case involved nine U.S. patents from multiple distinct families of patents, each covering a different subject matter. After completing both fact and expert discovery, the case was settled on confidential terms shortly before the evidentiary hearing at the ITC. In re Certain Knitted Footwear, U.S. ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1289; Nike, Inc. v. adidas AG et al., No. 3:21-cv-01780 (D. Or.)


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law J.D. (2021) Kia Scholar in Law

Georgia Institute of Technology B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2018) Minor in Industrial Design, with highest honors


California (2022)

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