Duke W. Yee
President and Senior Attorney
Duke W. Yee is the founder of Yee & Associates, P.C. Mr. Yee graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1986. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas in 1989. He obtained a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, cum laude, in 1993 from the University of Texas at Dallas. Mr. Yee's experience includes extensive patent prosecution, as well as patent, copyright, trade secret, trade dress, and unfair competition litigation. In the area of patent prosecution, Mr. Yee helps corporate clients implement their large scale patent preparation and prosecution strategies. Additionally, he prepares and prosecutes patent applications for clients in a wide range of technology areas, including computer hardware, computer software, semiconductor, network, electronics, aerospace, and communications technologies.
Mr. Yee also counsels clients in various intellectual property matters, including licensing, infringement opinions, employee non-compete agreements, and confidentiality agreements. He also works with clients in developing and refining intellectual property strategies to meet client needs.
Mr. Yee is a past Chairman of the Computer Use and Technology Section of the Dallas Bar Association and a past President for the Dallas-Fort Worth Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Yee is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association. He has co-authored Keeping it Physical: Convergence on a Physicality Requirement for Patentability of Software-Related Inventions Under the European Patent Convention and United States Law, 15 J. INTELL. PROP. L. 239 (2008); Recent Developments in Patent Law, 2 TEX. INTELL. PROP. L. J. 59; and Selected Biotechnology Cases Interpreting §112 and §101, 2 TEX. INTELL. PROP. L. J. 281.
Mr. Yee is a registered patent attorney and is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.