Nigel Lee is a patent attorney in Bird & Bird's intellectual property group, based in Hong Kong.
Nigel has passed the qualification examination for patent attorneys administered by the China State Intellectual Property Office, as well as the qualification examination of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. He holds a B.Eng. (Hons) and a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He also obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in UK and Hong Kong Laws from the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Nigel’s intellectual property experience focuses on patent litigation and invalidation in China. He also handles patent drafting and patent prosecution for various jurisdictions including China, US and Europe. He has assisted universities, research institutes, technology companies and individual inventors in drafting and filing patent applications covering LED display technologies, integrated circuit design, parallel computing systems, wireless communication, image processing, and advanced packaging technologies.
In the technology arena, Nigel has 9 years’ experience in electronic engineering, particularly in integrated circuit design and silicon IP development for telecommunications, digital signal processing, sensor systems and complex algorithmic processes.
Nigel is a member of several professional technical organisations including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in the US and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the UK.
Nigel is fluent in English and Chinese.