About Intellectual Science and Technology Inc.



IST's mission is to “envision tomorrow's novel technologies today” in the fields of electronics and information technology.  Recognizing that patents are the currency of the new economy, IST has focused on protecting its technology through numerous patent filings with a current view of granting non-exclusive licenses to broad tech-market sectors. In the optical-disc field, IST has obtained several important patents covering certain information multitasking techniques used in many CD players/recorders.


IST is represented by Dykema Gossett PLLC, one of the country's most respected and diversified firms, which practices in a wide range of areas and legal disciplines.


Howard Lee, Ph.D.:

Dr. Howard Hong-Dough Lee (李滉鐸) is the founder and president of Intellectual Science and Technology Inc. (IST).  Dr. Lee earned both his M.S. (1980) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and continued his work at MIT for a year as a postdoctoral researcher. He researched the fundamental phenomena of  nonequilibrium volume behavior, challenging the previously established theories of the field (J. Macromolecular Sci.-Phys.). Upon leaving MIT, he became a research scientist at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. He is the principal author of over a dozen technical publications (1984-1996).  In 1996, Dr. Lee left GM to pursue his passion for inventing in the fields of electronics and information technologies; thus, IST was born. 

Awarded 21 patents with many more applications pending, Dr. Lee is a rare inventor as commented by Mr. John C. Huber (Director, Institute for Invention and Innovation).


Dr. Lee's newest inventions include optical-drum-type apparatuses and media.  In addition to applications requiring data storage for storing data and audio/video information, the optical-drum media are particularly suitable for replacing photographic films conventionally used in cameras.  Unlike optical discs which require bulky two-dimensional surfaces, Dr. Lee' s optical-drum media and apparatuses will be the future of data storage for miniaturizing today's bulky digital cameras, camcorders, image recorders, MP3 and audio recorders.


Dr. Lee was recently nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, in which Ernst & Young seeks to recognize and support outstanding business achievements around the world.


Other awards associated with the entrepreneurship of IST include appointment to serve on a Business Advisory Council, a National Leadership Award (The National Republican Congressional Committee), 2003 Businessman of the Year and invitation to Washington DC for the 6th annual NRCC Congressional Tax Summit.


Meet the Inventor



Barry Franklin Keller, J.D.

Corporate Secretary, 60, an attorney (Keller & Avadenka, P.C.), received his J.D. from Wayne State University, and has practiced labor and business-related law for 32 years. Mr. Keller has provided various aspects of assistance and counseling to Intellectual Science and Technology Inc.


Tony Wu

Director, 53, also serves as President of I Jye Industrial Co., LTD. and President of La-Spring Tex Enterprise Co., LTD. with factories in Taiwan (headquarter), China and Jordan.


Gary Hartman, J.D.

A patent attorney (Hartman and Hartman, P.C.), received his B.S. from Tri-State University (1981) and J.D. from Wayne State University (1991), and admitted to practice both in Indiana and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His law firm has being involved in patent prosecutions for Dr. Lee.