Christopher Lee

Founding Partner at Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan LLC

Christopher Lee is a founding partner of Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan, a Chicago-based IP litigation law firm. He represents clients as trial and appellate counsel in the enforcement of their IP rights and in the defence of their businesses against allegations of infringement.

Mr Lee also advises clients on issues arising from the use of intellectual property in business, including representing public and private operating companies, private equity firms, inventor-owned entities and investors in strategic sales and acquisition of patent portfolios, licensing campaigns, cross-licensing and litigation financing. Mr Lee has also represented litigation funding entities as outside underwriting counsel.

At the law firm he co-founded in 2015, he represents clients on a variety of traditional and innovative fee arrangements and litigation financing. Previously, he was a partner for 16 years at Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro, where he was involved in some of the biggest and most consequential IP cases and transactions of our time.

Mr Lee began his IP litigation and deal-making career as a member of the trial teams at his previous firm for cases involving well-known multinational manufacturing clients, and eventually became lead trial counsel in high-stakes IP cases. A number of these cases resulted in an eight or nine-figure verdict for his clients. To each client matter, he brings his litigation, trial and deal-making experience with a keen understanding of his clients’ strategic business needs.

Mr Lee is passionate about innovators and the businesses built on their innovation. He believes that quantum leaps in technology are often made by start-ups and emerging companies, whose engineers and scientists cannot afford to stake their careers on incremental improvements to existing technologies. They think big, gamble bigger and rely on the protection of intellectual property even more for their survival and success. He considers helping these innovators his career mission.

Mr Lee is also a registered patent attorney and has lectured and written articles on IP litigation, legal ethics and financing high-stakes IP litigation.

IAM says

Christopher Lee has “been at the forefront of plaintiffs’ patent litigation for decades”. He is a master at protecting clients’ existing turf and clearing growth areas, and has broad expertise using all types of intellectual property to strategically grow a business.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • AIPLA
  • Richard Linn American Inn of Court
  • The Lawyers Club of Chicago

Sectors

  • Brokering
  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • Finance
  • IAM/IC
  • IP auctions
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan LLC
111 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 2230
Chicago IL 60604
United States

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