Lee O. Chedister

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Patent Attorney

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

As a patent attorney, Lee Chedister collaborates with partners and associates to research, draft and prosecute provisional, non-provisional and design patents for medical devices, healthcare software and artificial intelligence. She has advised start-ups on areas for patent portfolio growth and assisted international clients with drafting and filing applications worldwide to protect their technologies.

Prior to attending law school, Lee worked as a medical systems engineer for GE Healthcare, primarily focused on the Ultrasound imaging modality.

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Legal Experience

  • Drafted and prosecuted provisional, non-provisional and design patents covering medical devices, healthcare software and airspace technology, with emphasis on artificial intelligence in cancer and musculoskeletal diagnosis.
  • Assisted small-entity client with start-up company in the field of artificial intelligence and diagnostics to identify areas for patent portfolio growth and provided IP counseling throughout company formation.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Experience

  • Examined medical devices in Art Unit 3771, covering surgical instruments, heart valves and associated devices.
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Experience

Legal Experience

  • Drafted and prosecuted provisional, non-provisional and design patents covering medical devices, healthcare software and airspace technology, with emphasis on artificial intelligence in cancer and musculoskeletal diagnosis.
  • Assisted small-entity client with start-up company in the field of artificial intelligence and diagnostics to identify areas for patent portfolio growth and provided IP counseling throughout company formation.
  • Worked with international clients to draft and file applications worldwide to best protect disclosed technologies.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Experience

  • Examined medical devices in Art Unit 3771, covering surgical instruments, heart valves and associated devices.
  • Drafted office actions, conducted applicant interviews and conducted prior art searches on behalf of the USPTO.
  • Reviewed prior art references and relevant literature to understand state of the art in a variety of areas.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • ABA Section of Science and Technology Law, The Behavioral & Neuroscience Law Newsletter: Editor (2018 to present)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 
    • Patent Examiner (2019 to 2020)
    • Legal Extern (2017)
  • GE Healthcare: Client Engineer (2014 to 2016)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 77,986
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law, 2019
  • B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 2014