S. Emma Lee
Associate

Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA USA 94111

Overview

Emma Lee focuses her practice on patent litigation and related complex commercial litigation matters in federal district courts. She represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups that span a variety of industries and technologies, including telecommunications, software, manufacturing, and medical devices. Emma has experience in all stages of trial litigation, from pre-suit investigations through trial and post-trial motions. Emma’s practice includes both plaintiff and defendant-side litigation.

While attending UC Berkeley School of Law, Emma served as Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and a judicial extern for the Honorable Susan Y. Illston in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Emma also worked at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, where she prepared an amicus brief on behalf of library coalitions for the U.S. Supreme Court copyright case Georgia v. PublicResource.Org, Inc. and wrote a guide to privacy law for authors titled “Writing About Real People.”

Emma holds a B.S. with highest honors from Georgia Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Design.

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Experience

Defended GoPro, Inc., in patent infringement lawsuit filed by 360Heros, Inc., on mechanical rigs designed to hold cameras in place to film 360-degree footage. The jury delivered a unanimous verdict that GoPro’s Omni camera holder did not infringe any of the asserted claims of 360Heros’ patent and that each of the asserted claims were invalid. 360Heros, Inc. v. GoPro, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-01302 (D. Del.)

Represented adidas AG, adidas North America, Inc., adidas America, Inc., and adidas International Trading AG in patent infringement and importation investigation at ITC brought by Nike, Inc., related to the design and manufacture of shoe uppers for knitted footwear, with related action in Oregon federal court. One of the largest patent cases in the footwear industry, the case involved nine U.S. patents from multiple distinct families of patents, each covering a different subject matter. After completing both fact and expert discovery, the case was settled on confidential terms shortly before the evidentiary hearing at the ITC. In re Certain Knitted Footwear, U.S. ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1289; Nike, Inc. v. adidas AG et al., No. 3:21-cv-01780 (D. Or.)

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Education

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law J.D. (2021) Kia Scholar in Law

Georgia Institute of Technology B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2018) Minor in Industrial Design, with highest honors

Admissions

California (2022)

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