Sungwook (Sung) Lee

 “As a patent attorney, I love helping my clients protect their innovation by crafting solutions and advocating their positions.”

Sungwook (Sung) Lee has experience in various aspects of patent practice including patent application preparation, patent prosecution and patent litigation. His practice focuses on mechanical and electro-mechanical structures such as automotive components, power systems, semiconductors and office products including copier and printer.

Prior to joining Brinks, Sung was at Viering, Jentschura & Partner in Germany as a U.S. patent attorney and worked with the European patent system in addition to United States patent system. With the knowledge and experience of different patent systems, he can help his clients apply their patent in both the United States and internationally.

Before becoming a lawyer, Sung was an automotive engineer and worked over 10 years in the automotive industry in Michigan. He has technical experience in mechanical structures, machines and material technology. In particular, he has technical experience in the field of automotive structures including automotive interior and exterior structures, automotive engine and transmission systems as well as software related to automobile collision simulations.

  • J.D.,
    Wayne State University Law School, 2012
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering,
    University of Michigan, 2001
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering,
    KAIST, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Not Admitted in Michigan
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Korean
Experience | Legal Experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Ann Arbor, MI
Associate Attorney, 2017-Present

Viering, Jenschura & Partner, Germany
Associate Attorney, 2016-2017

Experience | Non-Legal Experience

Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Ltd., (Eicher Engineering Solutions), Farmington Hills, MI
Engineering Manager, 2002-2016

SindoRicoh Technical Center, Seoul, Korea
Product Engineer, 1998-1999

Daewoo Electric Corp., Seoul, Korea
Intern, 1997

Press Releases & Events
October 30, 2017

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Sungwook (Sung) Lee has joined the firm’s Ann Arbor office as a patent attorney. The announcement was made by Steven L. Oberholtzer, Ann Arbor’s Managing Shareholder...

  • The Association of Korean-American Professionals in the Automotive Industry (KPAI)

  • Korean Intellectual Professionals in Europe (KIPEU)