SoYoung Rhee, Ph.D. Email: - Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

SoYoung Rhee, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Rhee assists in the prosecution of patents and in other patent law matters that involve technologies related to the life sciences. Her far-ranging areas of expertise include pharmacology, molecular biology, and neuroscience.

SoYoung brings to the firm an impressive academic background and experience at various leading organizations; for example, Visiting Researcher Case Western Reserve University and Research Technician at the Lee Gil Ya Cancer & Diabetes Institute in Incheon, Korea.

In her role as Scientific Advisor, SoYoung works with the firm's lawyers and patent agents in all aspects of the patent practice, including drafting of patent applications and responses to communication from the USPTO and foreign patent offices and performing prior art searches, patent analyses and invention disclosure evaluations.


  • Korean-American Society in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals
  • New York Korean Biologist


  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
  • Seoul National University, Master of Science, Pharmacology
  • Seoul National University, Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy