OUR TEAM

Wan Chieh (Jenny) Lee

Partner

Wan Chieh (Jenny) Lee

Partner

Ms. Lee combines extensive experience across all aspects of patent law with a strong ability to analyze complex technical information to provide clients with business-oriented patent strategies and insights.
Ms. Lee combines extensive experience across all aspects of patent law with a strong ability to analyze complex technical information to provide clients with business-oriented patent strategies and insights.

OVERVIEW

Wan Chieh (Jenny) Lee is a partner in the New York office of Haug Partners. Her practice focuses on strategic counseling, procurement of worldwide patent rights, due diligence, freedom to operate, and intellectual property transactions. She routinely advises clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries regarding patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, and regulatory exclusivity. Drawing from her extensive experience across all aspects of patent practice, Ms. Lee develops and executes patent procurement strategies that are aligned with clients’ immediate and long-term business goals, including product life cycle management under the Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. She leverages her strong ability to digest complex technical information with her experience in both patent procurement and litigation to provide clients with valuable transactional insights and a unique approach to negotiating intellectual property terms in agreements.

Ms. Lee’s experience spans a broad range of life science technologies including antibodies, vaccines, small molecule pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, veterinary formulations, data science, biomaterials and medical devices. She also has experience with a variety of other technologies including polymers, cosmetics, industrial chemicals, manufacturing process controls, paper, and software.

During her time at MIT, Ms. Lee participated in cardiac and cartilage tissue engineering research using polymeric scaffolds, for which she earned the school’s bioengineering undergraduate research award. Additionally, she researched and studied drug delivery coatings for cardiovascular stents, and served as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate polymer chemistry laboratory. Ms. Lee also worked at a major pharmaceutical company where she designed and conducted experiments related to pharmaceutical manufacturing.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Speaker, NYIPLA IP Transactions Bootcamp: Patents (October 6, 2022).
  • Panelist, “Chemical Patent Language Workshop – The Global Quest for Reasonable Certainly,” AIPLA Spring Meeting (May 17-19, 2022).
  • Panelist, “Women in IP Series – IP Due Diligence,” by Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association (April 20, 2022).
  • Speaker, NYIPLA IP Transactions Bootcamp: Patents (October 14, 2021).
  • Speaker, “Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals,” AIPLA Dicta Podcast (April 2019).
  • Moderator for Panel on “Ethical Considerations in Patent Prosecution and Litigation,” NYIPLA 2012 Fall One-Day Patent CLE Program (January 17, 2013).
  • Co-Speaker for “FDA and USPTO Overview,” ACI Hatch-Waxman Bootcamp (June 25-26, 2012).
  • Moderator for Patent Litigation Panel, NYIPLA 2010 Fall One-Day Patent CLE Program (November 4, 2010)
  • Moderator for Patent Prosecution Updates, NYIPLA 2008 Fall One-Day Patent CLE Program (November 7, 2008).
VIEW ALL

PUBLICATIONS

  • Lee, Wan Chieh (Jenny) and Ali Berkin, Ph.D. “Mylan Failed to ‘Immediately Envisage’ the Compounds in Merck’s Patent Covering Januvia.” Haug Partners, 14 Oct. 2022.
  • Wan Chieh (Jenny) Lee, “Medtronic v. Mirowski: Patentees Carry the Burden of Proving Infringement in Declaratory Judgment Actions for Non-Infringement,” NYIPLA Bulletin (April/May 2014).
  • Ethan Horwitz, Kenneth Sonnenfeld and Jenny Lee “Bilski and Beyond: The Impact of Bilski Decision for Biotech,” BioWorld Perspectives (July 22, 2010).
  • Mahmood TA, Riesle J, Li SH, Lee WC, van Blitterswijk CA, and Langer R, “Dynamic Culture of Primary Chondrocytes on Porous β-TCP and HA Scaffolds in Spinner Flasks: Effects of Pore Size and Cell Seeding Density,” Key Engineering Materials Vol. 219-220, Bioceramics 14, pp 257-260 (2002).
VIEW ALL

EDUCATION

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B., Chemical Engineering, 2002)
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D., 2005)
VIEW ALL

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
VIEW ALL

MEMBERSHIPS

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Member of Board of Directors
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Educational Foundation, Director
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Vice Chair
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
VIEW ALL

LANGUAGES

  • Mandarin Chinese
VIEW ALL

CONTACT

LOCATION

New York City
745 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor,
New York, NY 10151
745 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10151
VIEW IN MAPS