Susan S. Morse is an experienced patent attorney specializing in the design and manufacturing of optical and optoelectronic systems. Her extensive education and work experience in the defense industry has given her the proper skill set and ingenuity to help her clients protect their inventions.

Ms. Morse provides substantial value to the firm with specific expertise in:

  • Optical systems design and manufacturing
  • Displays
  • Semiconductor devices and fabrication
  • Medical devices
  • Optoelectronic systems design and manufacturing
  • Signal processing and solid-state matter research
  • Waveguides
  • Lasers and nonlinear optics
  • Power generation and storage

Prior to joining the Xsensus team, she worked for over 16 years as an attorney at Lee & Morse, P.C., as well as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Digital Optics Corporation, where she prepared and managed global intellectual property portfolios.

Ms. Morse began her legal career as a U.S. Patent Examiner and spent years in a law firm environment handling patent prosecution, opinion writing and appellate litigation.


  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Rochester (B.S.)
    • Optics

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite (2022-2023)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owner’s Association
  • Optical Society of America
  • ChIPs Network
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Prior Affiliations

  • Lee & Morse, P.C.
  • Digital Optics Corporation
  • USPTO Examiner