Joanna Lee

PolaroidNaomi Norcott, Trademark ParalegalPolaroid


Educational Training

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2006, Honors Fellow, Deans List
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., 2003, Economics / Policy & Management, Deans List with High Honors


  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • SES (Standards Engineering Society)
  • Technology Association of Oregon


  • Oregon State Bar

Social Circles

  • P: 617.350.6800   F: 617.350.6787  
  •   |  
  • Email Me


  •   |  
  • VizCard

Joanna is a geek at heart. She helps technology companies, open source software foundations and projects, technology standards consortia, and non-profit organizations develop and implement intellectual property policies and strategies, manage risk wisely, and structure their contractual relationships and governance frameworks to support their mission, purpose, and strategic goals.

Joanna assists non-profit organizations, including open source software foundations, technology standards consortia, and trade associations with formation, governance, intellectual property rights policies and agreements, liaison relationships, sponsorship and membership policies and agreements, contribution and licensing terms, and certification programs.

Joanna counsels technology ventures of all sizes and stages of growth, from pre-revenue start-ups to mature global companies, on business and technology matters including: 

  • Intellectual property strategy, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection, monetization, and licensing, and the strategic use of proprietary and free and open source licensing models;
  • Commercial contracting;
  • Corporate formation, structuring, and governance;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Joint ventures and other strategic relationships related to the development or commercialization of technology;
  • E-commerce, social media, contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions

Joanna works with a range of industries and technologies including software, electronics, advanced manufacturing, health care, smart energy, and financial technology.

Outside of the office, Joanna can be found hiking, bird watching, and teaching dance and Zumba® fitness classes.

Global Footer Stats