Joanna Lee

Partner

Joanna helps organizations develop and implement intellectual property policies and strategies, manage risk wisely, and structure their contractual relationships and governance frameworks to achieve their strategic goals.

Joanna advises businesses and entrepreneurs on company formation and structuring, governance, mergers and acquisitions, investment and finance transactions, intellectual property strategy and licensing, commercial contracting, and e-commerce.

Joanna also helps inventors and creators protect and monetize their innovations, technology, and creative work.  She advises on intellectual property protection, trademark and branding issues, publishing, and licensing.  She also advises on contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions.

 

Joanna helps organizations develop and implement intellectual property policies and strategies, manage risk wisely, and structure their contractual relationships and governance frameworks to achieve their strategic goals.

Joanna advises businesses and entrepreneurs on company formation and structuring, governance, mergers and acquisitions, investment and finance transactions, intellectual property strategy and licensing, commercial contracting, and e-commerce.

Joanna also helps inventors and creators protect and monetize their innovations, technology, and creative work.  She advises on intellectual property protection, trademark and branding issues, publishing, and licensing.  She also advises on contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions.

 

Background & Experience

Experience

Joanna advises open source software foundations, technology standards consortia, trade associations, and other non-profit organizations on formation, governance, intellectual property rights policies and licensing 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.

Education/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

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Memberships

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

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar