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Jonathan R. Lee is a registered patent attorney focused on the strategic development and enforcement of domestic and worldwide patent portfolios. As a trusted counselor to some of the largest and most recognizable companies in the world, Jonathan is known as a “uniquely service oriented” attorney that “consistently gets top reviews from engineers and in-house counsel.” Intellectual Asset Management (2020 “IAM 1000” Edition).

Jonathan has prepared and prosecuted thousands of patent applications throughout his career, with a particular emphasis on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the electrical, electro-mechanical, and computer engineering fields. He also frequently counsels clients in other aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation, licensing, and opinion work, as well as due-diligence examinations and post-grant patent proceedings.


  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution
  • Patent opinions
  • Post-grant patent proceedings, including inter partes review and ex parte reexaminations


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law, 2024
  • Listed, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, "IAM Patent 1000: Recommended Expert," Prosecution, 2019-2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2010, 2012-2014, and 2016
  • Listed, Utah Business magazine, “Legal Elite,” 2021
  • Trustee, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, 2023-2024
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Association
  • Member, Utah Bar Association
  • Diversity Champion and Sponsor, National Council on Patent Practicum, Patent Pipeline Program, 2021-2022


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2005
    • George Washington Merit Scholar
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, Brigham Young University, 2002
    • Engineering Department Merit Scholar
  • Utah
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted in Utah and before the USPTO. Not admitted in Arizona. Practice limited to federal patent and trademark law.