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:
Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese
Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (15-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Fastest Growing Small Business in America||Entrepreneur Magazine||N/A|
|Patent Litigation||CALI Excellence for the Future Awards||N/A|
|Order of the Coif||Santa Clara University School of Law||N/A|
|Torts I||CALI Excellence for the Future Awards||N/A|
|Litigation Attorney, Patent Attorney||InHouse Co. Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, LLP||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|California Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|Taiwanese American Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers||Member||N/A|
|Association of Christian Character Development||Board Member||N/A|
|Momento, Inc v. Seccion Amarilla USA||Favorable settlement|
|Tan Tee Tan v. U.S. Bank, et al. (October 2010)||Successful dismissal for the defendant|
|Modern Fence v. Qualipac Home Improvements||Jury verdict against defendant holding trademarks invalid|
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|University of Illinois||Electrical Engineering||Master of Engineering||2009|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of California - Berkeley||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|California State University, Fullerton||Molecular Biology||Post-Baccalaureate||N/A|