I am an intellectual property partner at Chen Malin LLP, which means I help companies commercialize and defend the technology, information, and innovations that drive their success.
My practice touches all aspects of intellectual property and technology law: patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, software, and data. I help businesses negotiate and document licenses, assignments, and service agreements governing the development, use, and transfer of technology, software, and data. I conduct diligence reviews to identify and evaluate the intellectual assets underlying acquisitions and investments. And, I litigate to protect and defend the value of successful products, processes, systems, and brands.
My interest in technology law began during law school, when I participated in the Duke Startup Challenge as part of a med-tech team developing hardware and software for computer-enhanced, sonogram-guided biopsies. After law school, I joined “big law” and practiced for years - first as an associate, then as a partner - handling all aspects of complex patent litigation: discovery, depositions, expert analysis, motion practice, witness examination, trial advocacy, and settlement negotiations. Now, I leverage that same experience to guide clients through complex transactions and business deals, anticipating issues and mitigating risks before disputes arise.
When I’m not practicing law, I study aikido, a Japanese martial art known for unbalancing an attacker by redirecting the attacker’s energy and momentum. I enjoy mentoring new students and helping them develop confidence and control to remain calm and composed in a stressful, dynamic environment.
Areas of Practice
Privacy & Data Security
Science & Technology
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