Areas of Practice
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Neurobiology, 2006
  • Brown University, B.A., Biology and Visual Arts, magna cum laude, 1999
Bar & Court Admissions
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Wyan-Ching (Mimi) Lee, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6492
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Mimi Lee is a patent agent in Steptoe's Washington office, where she is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Dr. Lee has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for a wide range of technologies including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and biofuels, with particular experience in antibody therapeutics.  She assists clients with analyses relating to patentability, patent validity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate matters.

Dr. Lee’s doctoral research involved generating and characterizing a transgenic Drosophila model of Huntington's disease to explore cellular mechanisms and potential therapies for this hereditary neurodegenerative disorder.