Bryant Lee
IP Strategy, AI, Software
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • MS, Computer Science
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Computer Science
    University of Maryland
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Bryant Lee

Co-founder, Patent Attorney

Bryant provides tailored, high-touch assistance to venture-backed companies to strategically plan and develop their intellectual property portfolios. As a co-founder of Cognition IP, he brings founder and executive experience to his strategies for IP development and helps startups effectively use IP in the context of their overall business. 

He previously worked at Covington & Burling LLP, a top-tier firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented Fortune 500 companies in patent matters including AstraZeneca, Hewlett-Packard, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, and Texas Instruments.

His work in IP development is backed by his extensive experience in patent litigations with total value over $100M, including multiple trials, many claim construction hearings, and briefing the Federal Circuit.  He has also drafted patent licensing contracts worth millions of dollars.

Since founding Cognition IP, Bryant has worked with over 150 startups to develop their IP portfolios.  He has deep technical experience in all areas of software and hardware, including artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and cloud software.  

He was a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University where his thesis research related to creating large datasets for training AI.  He has previously worked at Microsoft, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.