Partner Ching-Lee Fukuda was appointed as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). NAPABA is the nation's largest Asian Pacific American membership organization representing the interests of 60,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. The organization works “to achieve optimal representation and influence of Asian American and Pacific Islander attorneys in every facet and level of the legal profession and beyond.”
Ching-Lee Fukuda is the head of Sidley’s IP Litigation practice in New York and a member of the firm’s Global Life Sciences Leadership Council. She is a reputable trial lawyer ranked by Chambers USA in New York Intellectual Property: Patent (2021–2023), in which she is described as “an exceptional litigator” and “an effective leader” (2023). Among her many accolades, Ching-Lee was twice shortlisted for “Litigator of the Year – New York” by Managing IP (2021 and 2023), and twice awarded “Post-Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences for her work on behalf of medtech, medical devices, and chemical companies (2020 and 2021).
With 25 years of experience, Ching-Lee has led significant IP litigation victories in federal courts, at the ITC, the PTAB, and the Federal Circuit, focusing on electronics, software, medtech, medical devices, and chemicals. Her successes include numerous jury and bench trial wins, as well as wins during preliminary injunction, at summary judgment, and on appeal. She also has led and/or participated in about 100 PTAB proceedings on behalf of petitioners and patent owners. Over the past several years, four of her cases have been awarded “Impact Case of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences.