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Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen

Practice areas:

Litigation, Intellectual Property, Commercial

About Me

Mr. Chen has effectively filed and prosecuted over a hundred patent applications within the United States and abroad (associating with foreign law firms). The subject matters included business method, computer software, electrical engineering related invention, pharmaceutical composition, amino acid sequences, bioinformatics, method of treatment, electrical engineering, mechanical and medical device inventions. Likewise, Mr. Chen has successfully prosecuted and obtained Trademark Registrations in various countries including U.S, Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China, and Taiwan. 


 


In addition, he has been involved in several intellectual property related litigations in the United States District Courts. Some examples of IP related cases that Mr. Chen has been involved in include Modern Fence v, Qualipac No. 08-C-0543 (Trademark infringement); Momento v. Seccion Amarilla 09-16241 (Copyright Infringement); CICAS, Inc. v. Med-Surgical Services, Inc. (Patent infringement). One of Mr. Chen’s key strategies is to utilize Inter Parte Re-examination procedure through USPTO to defeat or sidetrack opponent’s Patent litigation. With Mr. Chen’s direction, Inhouse Co. defeated U.S. Patent D484,647. 


 


Due to his familiarity with the legal nuances particular to Asia, Mr. Chen is adept at handling contentious, high dollar amount, cross border, legal proceedings. While such cases are often complex, involving clients with multiple countries of citizenship, assets distributed worldwide, and clients requiring discretion, Mr. Chen has a proven track record of successfully and discretely representing his clients.


 


Mr. Chen’s work in intellectual property law began with an internship for Affymetrix, Inc. in Santa Clara, California. Prior to joining Inhouse Co, Mr. Chen was a staff attorney at an intellectual property boutique firm in Cupertino CA. 


 


Alexander Chen has founded various business ventures, one of which was awarded by the Entrepreneur magazine as Top 100 Fastest Growing Small Business in America and went on to become a publicly traded entity in NASDAQ. With vast experience at his disposal, Mr. Chen concentrates his practice on litigation, commercial law and intellectual property. His expertise includes cases involving complex multi-district litigation, complex intellectual property transactions, and various matters concerning corporate transaction.


 


Mr. Chen also has extensive experience in practicing family law, something that he personally enjoys doing. His has worked on cases, some pro bono, involving adoption, dissolution of marriage, custody dispute, division of community property dispute, and cross-border dissolution of marriage. 


Alexander also has a personal blog at www.alexchenesq.com that specifically addresses the issues concerning China-US cross border transactions & disputes. 


 


To read more about me in English, visit: http://www.inhouseco.com/bios.php?f=achen.php


 


To read about me in Chinese (simplified Han), visit: http://www.inhouseco.com/cn/bios.php?f=achen.php


 


To read about me in Chinese (traditional Han), visit:


http://www.inhouseco.com/tw/bios.php?f=achen.php

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Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
    8 years, 250 cases
  2. Litigation: 40%
    8 years, 95 cases
  3. Commercial: 20%
    8 years, 120 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-350/hour), Contingent (15-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • John Michael Phillips

    The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice.

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    John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kyle M Johnston

    I endorse this lawyer. Alexander was a firm adversary and a consummate professional with whom I hope to work again.

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    Kyle Johnston Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

InHouse Co. Law Firm

7700 Irvine Center Dr #S-800
Irvine, CA, 92618

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Fastest Growing Small Business in AmericaEntrepreneur MagazineN/A
Patent LitigationCALI Excellence for the Future AwardsN/A
Order of the CoifSanta Clara University School of LawN/A
Torts ICALI Excellence for the Future AwardsN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Litigation Attorney, Patent AttorneyInHouse Co. Law Firm2008 - Present
Staff AttorneyDay Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, LLP2007 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Taiwanese American Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersMemberN/A
Association of Christian Character DevelopmentBoard MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Momento, Inc v. Seccion Amarilla USAFavorable settlement
Tan Tee Tan v. U.S. Bank, et al. (October 2010)Successful dismissal for the defendant
Modern Fence v. Qualipac Home ImprovementsJury verdict against defendant holding trademarks invalid

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Self-Published BlogVarious Legal Articles2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of IllinoisElectrical EngineeringMaster of Engineering2009
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
California State University, FullertonMolecular BiologyPost-BaccalaureateN/A