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Lucian C. Chen 

Lucian Chen practices a broad range of commercial and intellectual property law spanning multiple technology areas, with an emphasis on complex pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent litigation. 

Mr. Chen is a litigator with over a decade and a half of experience representing clients in multibillion-dollar patent litigation cases involving products as varied as computer software, antifungals, antibiotics, personal electronics, osteoporosis therapies, oral contraceptives, and cholinesterase inhibitors. His extensive involvement in all aspects of patent litigation spans counseling clients and initiating litigation, through to both bench and jury trials, including numerous Hatch-Waxman cases.

He also has significant experience in preparing pre-suit investigations, non-infringement opinions, licensing and settlement agreements and intellectual property due diligence. In addition, he counsels clients regarding trademark and copyright disputes, and prepares and prosecutes patent, trademark, design patent and copyright applications.

Mr. Chen is the Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Law Report. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was Founding Editor-in-Chief of BioProcessing, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the industrial biotechnology industry. His journalism career includes experience as Associate Managing Editor of Genetic Engineering News, the leading trade publication of the biotechnology field, as well as Managing Director for a group of science websites in the VerticalNet e-commerce family.


St. John’s University School of Law

Juris Doctor

Columbia University

Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management

The Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Bar Admissions

State of New York

United States Supreme Court

United States Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Association of Science Writers

Society for Professional Journalists

Representative Publications

After Two Years, Alice Is Still Stifling Life Sciences Patents; But the Tide May Be Shifting at the Federal Circuit 

Biotechnology Law Report (2016)

Clarity Emerging on Personal Jurisdiction in Pharma and Biologics Litigation

Biotechnology Law Report (2016)

Patenting Nanotech Inventions: Strategic Early Positioning May Protect Portfolio Once Litigation Emerges

Industrial Biotechnology (2005)

Enablement in the Spotlight: Federal Circuit applied foreseeability standard for biotech patents

National Law Journal (2003)

Chemdex Closing, Shifts E-Marketplace Picture

Genetic Engineering News (2001)

Mass Spec Leads News from PittCon: Life Scientists Welcome Increased Data

Genetic Engineering News (2000)

PE and HP to Divide Operations: Both Realignments Will Allow the Companies to Focus on Core Business

Genetic Engineering News (1999)

Modulation of epidermal growth factor receptors by gamma interferon in a breast cancer cell line

Anticancer Research (1991)

Enhancement of anchorage independent growth of a human adrenal carcinoma cell line by endogenously produced basic fibroblast growth factor

International Journal of Cancer (1990)

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