Lee R. Osman
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Lee R. Osman

Partner
osman.lee@dorsey.com

Overview

LEE PROVIDES CLIENTS WITH COMPREHENSIVE IP LEGAL SOLUTIONS TO MEET AND EXCEED THEIR BUSINESS GOALS.

As a Partner and Head of Dorsey's Patent Group, Working in Denver and along the front range for over a decade, Lee's practice has expanded to include clients from New York to California, corresponding to the Firm's national presence and beyond. Lee is focused on providing cost effective solutions to clients and being a leader and mentor to the Firm's IP attorneys.

Lee's practice includes counseling on many aspects of IP, including IP licensing, portfolio development and management, IP commercialization, and due diligence relating to client sales and acquisitions.  In the patent field, Lee helps his clients analyze the risks associated with the introduction of new products, including analyzing infringement and validity issues, and preparing related opinions.  Lee also helps clients identify innovation by designing and implementing invention disclosure systems, and helps his clients protect those inventions by preparing and prosecuting patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Where a client is in need of assistance in dealing with an IP infringement or enforcement issue, Lee works with the client and Dorsey trial attorneys to investigate the situation and strategize the most cost effective way to realize the client's goals.

Lee has worked in many areas of technology giving him a business perspective to legal issues.  As an engineer at Honeywell, Inc., and later at ATMEL Corp., Lee worked as semiconductor fabrication process engineer.  Since becoming a patent attorney, Lee has worked extensively with manufacturing processes and equipment; industrial processes and equipment; software related to industrial and business processes; fitness, shower, filter, and oral health products; environmental remediation processes and equipment, and interactive television.

Education & Admissions

University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1993)

Colorado State University (BSME, 1988), Pi Tau Sigma, Engineering Honor Society

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal District Court of Colorado     

News & Resources

Articles

Leveling the IP Enforcement Playing Field, Shanghai Business Review, Volume 7: Issue 6

News & Press Mentions

Seventeen Dorsey Attorneys Ranked 2018 IP Stars
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Intellectual Property Practice in Denver
Super Lawyers Recognizes Nine Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Eight Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Intellectual Property Practice in Denver
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Super Lawyers Recognizes Seven Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Twelve Dorsey Attorneys Named 2017 IP Stars
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Six Dorsey Attorneys in "World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016"
Dorsey Partners Charlene Krogh, Greg Tamkin, Paul Thompson, Lee and Lisa Osman Named to 5280 Magazine's 2017 Top Lawyers
8 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Multiple Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Denver
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Thirteen Dorsey Attorneys Named 2016 IP Stars
Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Dorsey Partners Charlene Krogh, Lee and Lisa Osman Named to 5280 Magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers for Intellectual Property
7 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
97 Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America®" 2016 and 2016 "Lawyers of the Year"
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Five Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015
Nine Dorsey Attorneys Named 2015 IP Stars
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Multiple Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Denver
Eight Dorsey Attorneys Named 2014 IP Stars
Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Five Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Multiple Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Denver

Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: Mitigating IP Issues in China
TiE Institute: Put the I into Your IP

Select Presentations

  • “Ethics in the IP Practice,” CLE International, Denver, January, 2004

Industries & Practices

Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, IP section
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society

Accolades

Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual  Ranked In - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual   
Ranked in Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual 

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Intellectual Property), 2009-2018
  • Listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer, 2010-2018
  • Named "Denver Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Intellectual Property by Best Lawyers©, 2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2007-2018
  • Listed as a Top Lawyer in Denver by 5280 The Denver Magazine​, 2015-2017
  • Recognized as the “Best Intellectual Property Lawyer (non litigator)” in Barrister’s Best 2015 - Law Week Colorado
  • Recognized as an “IP Star” in 2013-2018 by Managing Intellectual Property Handbook
  • Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 - World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012-2013
  • Listed in Colorado's Corporate Counsel Black Book, Intellectual Property Transactions, 2007
  • 40 under 40, Denver Business Journal, 2004
Lee R. Osman