Kerry Lee Andken

Kerry Lee Andken



With both prosecution and transactional experience, Kerry Lee helps clients not only protect their intellectual property but commercialize it as well.

Kerry Lee is an associate in the Intellectual Property group. She prepares and prosecutes patent applications for a wide variety of technologies including computer memory, medical devices, and machine learning. Kerry Lee manages prosecution of international patent portfolios, particularly in China, Korea, Japan, and Europe. She also manages prosecution of patent portfolios relating to industry standards.

In addition to patent prosecution, Kerry Lee drafts and negotiates agreements for technology transactions including intellectual property licenses, software licenses, research and collaboration agreements, and terms of service for websites and mobile applications. Kerry Lee also assists in privacy matters arising in technology transactions and due diligence for intellectual property in corporate transactions.

Education & Admissions

University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 2018), Graduated with Honors

Keio University in Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Student, 2018)

Boston University (M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2010), Dean’s Fellowship

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2003), Graduated with High Distinction, Presidential Scholarship

University Of Massachusetts At Lowell (M.B.A., Finance, 2015), Beta Gamma Sigma


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Washington


  • English


Representative Work

  • Conducted invention disclosure meetings, prepared patent applications, and prosecute patents in various technologies including
    • Electrical Devices including computer memory, low power semiconductor devices, and energy storage
    • Software including image processing, machine learning, and medical data analytics
    • Medical devices including microfluidics, biosensors, catheters, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound
  • Counseled clients on patent strategies, including techniques for expediting or delaying examination, drafting claims in light of industry standards, and development of a global portfolio footprint.
  • Advised on compliance with Bayh-Dole Act for government funded inventions.
  • Advised on virtual currencies and rewards programs for online gaming and social media platforms.
  • Negotiated patent licenses and data use agreements with domestic and international entities.
  • Advise on open source licensing issues and compliance.

News & Resources



Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: Privacy Titans and Tardigrades

Industries & Practices

  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Technology
  • Technology Commerce

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

Pro bono:

  • Counsel low-income clients on copyright matters
  • Legal research for civil rights litigation
  • Legal research for guide on foster care issues for educators


Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2021
Kerry Lee Andken