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Technical Advisor, Intellectual Property


Contact by email at [email protected]

t. +1 416-601-7559


Young-mi Lee is a technical advisor and chemical engineer in our Intellectual Property Group in Toronto. Young-mi supports clients by assisting with the preparation and prosecution of patent and design applications. She regularly conducts patent and art searches, prepares patent validity and infringement opinions and freedom-to-operate analyses, and drafts patent and design applications. She also has expertise in regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on health products. Young-mi is often involved in due-diligence processes to assist clients with the identification and evaluation of IP assets and related regulatory requirements. With her strong scientific background, Young-mi leverages technical knowledge to navigate the complex terrain of IP and regulatory law to add value for her clients.


Young-mi brings extensive patent consultation, discovery process, regulatory and litigation support experience. Before starting her patent career in Canada, Young-Mi worked for a prestigious intellectual property firm in Seoul. As a registered patent attorney in Korea, she actively participated in multiple patent litigations, licensing negotiations, and patent prosecution. Her clients included major chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, and national research institutes in South Korea.

Certifications and Education

  • M.Sc. (Fiber and Polymer Science), Seoul National University, 1995
  • B.Sc. (Fiber and Polymer Science), Seoul National University, 1993