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Joanna Lee

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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

Memberships

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

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar

Social Circles

  • P: 617.350.6800   F: 617.350.6787  
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  • Email Me

    Email: joanna.lee@gesmer.com

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Joanna is a geek at heart. She helps technology companies, open source software foundations and projects, and technology standards consortia 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 open source software foundations and technology standards consortia with formation, governance, intellectual property rights policies and agreements, liaison relationships, sponsorship and membership policies and agreements, contribution and licensing terms, and testing and certification activities.

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.

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