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2013 Business Law Distinguished Graduate

May 26, 2010

  • Dr. Ying Chen

Ying Chen is a patent attorney and co-founder of Chen Yoshimura LLP in Los Angeles, California.  Her practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications and counseling clients on issues relating to patent infringement and validity, including non-liability opinions, freedom to operate and design-around studies, IP due diligence, and licensing negotiations. She also provides support for patent infringement litigation.

Ying has over ten years of legal experience in the IP field. Before co-founding Chen Yoshimura LLP, Ying was a partner at a leading global law firm. She has represented numerous technology companies, both large and small, in matters relating to patent prosecution, counseling, opinions, and patent infringement litigation. Ying handled cases involving a broad range of technologies, including analog and digital circuits, semiconductor devices and processing, computer hardware and software, microprocessor architecture, liquid crystal displays, optical devices, photonic devices, telecommunications, consumer electronics, materials and chemicals, medical devices and mechanical devices.

Prior to her legal career, Ying earned a Ph.D. degree in applied physics. Her doctoral research work involved the application of a variety of research techniques to the study of biological samples, such as x-ray crystallography, spectroscopy, lasers technology, optical and photoelectric devices, and computer simulation. Ying is fluent in Chinese.

Ying was born and raised in Beijing, China. She graduated from Peking University with a B.S. in physics before moving to the U.S. to pursue her post-graduate education.

J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1995
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 1994
M.S., Applied Physics, Cornell University, 1987
B.S., Physics, Peking University, China, 1985

Hogan & Hartson LLP, Partner, 2003-2005, Associate, 2000-2002
Loeb & Loeb LLP, Associate, 1995-2000

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


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