Man, life’s going to keep pushing you around, but you have to keep playing.
in "A simple life" from Min Jin Lee

Dr. Ok Joo Lee

B.S., M.S. und Dr. rer.nat.
(Pohang University of Science and Technology, POSTECH, Korea)
Korean Patent Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0lee@pruefer.eu

Professional career

2006-2017 Patent Examiner at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
2018-2019 Litigation performer at KIPO
2015 Admission as a Korean Patent Attorney
Dr. Ok Joo Lee has been working as a patent professional at Prüfer & Partner since February 2022. She mainly handles patent prosecution before the European Patent Office.
She worked as a patent examiner and as a litigation performer at KIPO. Prior to her work at KIPO, she held the following scientific and technical positions: she was employed at LG Chem (now LG Energy Solution, Korea) in the lithium secondary battery department; as a researcher in the field of block copolymers at the Max-Planck-Institute for polymer research (Germany); researcher in the field of organic thin film transistors at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea).
She studied chemical engineering at POSTECH (Korea) and completed her Ph.D. degree there in an electronic material processing program.

Korean (mother tongue), English, Japanese, German (basic knowledge)

Specialst areas of activity


  • Dr. Ok Joo Lee mainly handles patent prosecution before the European Patent Office.


  • Secondary batteries
  • Polymer film
  • Photoresist
  • Inorganic materials/particles and their processing
  • Nanomaterials
  • Electroplating
  • Metal alloy
  • Organic thin film transistor
  • Bioprocessing technology

Publications and memberships


OJ Lee et al., Macromo. Res., 24(10), 2016, pp. 851-855

DH Kim, OJ Lee et al., J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 6(12) 2006, pp. 3871-3876(6)

PS Lee, OJ Lee, Chem. Mat., 2005 17, pp. 6181-6185

OJ Lee et al., Syn. Met., 2005 148(3) pp.263-266

OJ Lee et al., Appl. P. Letters, 82, 2003, pp. 3770-3772

OJ Lee et al., MRS, 2003 pp. 41-46

OJ Lee et al., Appl. Physics A, 2003 75, pp. 599-602

OJ Lee et al., J. Noncrystalline Solids, 2002 298(2-3) pp. 287-292 SH Jeong,

OJ Lee et al., Chem. Mat., 2002 14(4) pp. 1859-1862


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