Michelle Lee


Michelle Lee has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2018. Ms. Lee is the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she teaches disruptive technologies and intellectual property. From 2012 until June 2017, Ms. Lee held various positions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including most recently serving as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. Before her time in public service, Ms. Lee was deputy general counsel at Google Inc. and its first Head of Patents and Patent Strategy. Prior to Google, she was a partner at the law firm of Fenwick & West LLP. Ms. Lee earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Our Board believes Ms. Lee’s extensive background in intellectual property law and working with technology companies as well as her leadership experience as the chief executive officer of a large governmental agency qualify her to serve on the Board.