FOUNDING ATTORNEY: Jie Tan, Ph.D., JD
Admitted to Patent Bar of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2006; Massachusetts Bar in 2006, New York Bar in 2014.
Sichuan University, China (Biochemistry, with honor, B.S. 1986); Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (Biophysics, M.S. 1989); SUNY at Buffalo, School of Medicine (Biochemistry, Ph.D., 1998); Harvard School of Medicine; (Postdoctorate research fellow, 1999), Umass Boston (MS program software engineering courses, 1999), Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the UNH School of Law (J.D. 2006).
patent prosecution, patent due diligence (freedom to operate and freedom to use); patent licensing and IP management related issues.
Authored and published various scientific research papers; inventor to several patents/patent applications; conducted several software development projects in commercial scales. Successfully prosecuted many patents and consulted client licensing issues. Successfully represented clients in MA courts and administrative appeal’s panels. One example, on the 4th after being admitted to the MA bar, Jie battled in court with an attorney representing a city who had at least 15 years of experience, the result, Jie won. Since then, there have been many.
High integrity and professional ethics, fluent in both English and Chinese.