Cynthia J. Lee



Law School

University of Florida, J.D. 1999, Justice Campbell Moot Court Team (Chair, 1998; Recipient, William C. Gaither Memorial Award for Outstanding Team Member, 1998). Selected as National Member of Order of the Barristers (1999). Florida Intellectual Property Group (President, 1997-1998).


University of Florida, B.A. Political Science 1994, Member, the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, University of Florida, B.S. Chemistry 1996

practice areas



Cynthia is a partner with Thomas | Horstemeyer. Currently, Cynthia practices in all aspects of intellectual property: litigation; trademark prosecution; and patent preparation and prosecution (concentrating her patent prosecution practice in the fields of chemical, biotechnology, and mechanical arts). 

Cynthia's main practice area focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright litigation, dispute resolution, and licensing. Due to her technical education and background, Cynthia effectively litigates patents spanning a wide variety of technologies. In addition, Cynthia's trademark litigation practice includes a wide variety of trademark, trade dress, and copyright matters, as well as managing of Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

In addition, Cynthia manages the domestic and international trademark portfolios of several major clients. Her trademark work includes trademark applications and prosecution, trademark disputes, and providing opinions and advice on using and registering trademarks and on trademark infringement.

With respect to her patent preparation and prosecution practice, Cynthia's experience includes the following areas: chemical compositions, including methods of preparation and methods of use; formulations for ear, nose, and throat; gypsum-based compositions and additives therefor; antibodies and methods of purification; methods and test kits for diagnosing specific disease; use of polynucleotides and polypeptides to prevent certain pathologies; DNA synthesis; microarray technology; lipoprotein assay devices and methods; immunological assay systems and methods; medical devices, including surgical devices and drug delivery (e.g., inhalers, stents) devices and coatings therefor; ink formulations for ink-jet printing; fabrics, including nonwoven fabrics and chemical and other modifications to various fabrics; papermaking and calendaring; processes for production of metallic articles by chemical conversion; microelectronic interconnect structures; chemical vapor deposition and modified chemical vapor deposition processes; emission control systems and oxygen sensor design; electron emission devices; materials-related sciences; and various other mechanical arts. 

In addition, Cynthia provides clients with opinions on patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom to operate.


Cynthia is admitted to practice in Georgia and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is also admitted to the Supreme Court of Georgia, Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, and the Court of Federal Claims.


State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section; International Trademark Association (INTA); Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF); Intellectual Property Inn of Court; International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF)


  • Georgia SuperLawyers "Rising Star" Award (2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012)