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Mechanical Engineering

Torrance, California, 90503, United States
June 01, 2010

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Che-Yang (Michael) Chen

Tel: 626-***-**** E-mail:


My goal is to join a team oriented legal environment specializing in patent

practice. I would like to utilize my multi-disciplined background along

with patent-related work experience to make valuable and immediate

contributions to your firm. Also, my multi-lingual capabilities would

assist your firm serve the needs in the rapidly developing Chinese market.


. State Bar of District of Columbia (Bar No: 984796)

. Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark

Office (Reg. No: 64015)


University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado

Juris Doctor, May 2006

. Transactional Law Journal, Staff Editor

. Elected Central Region Director, National Asian Pacific American Law

Student Association

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Master of Science, Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, August 2002

. Expertise: Semiconductor fabrication, Nanotechnology, Bio-MEMS,


. Awarded Math and Physics Departments Teaching Assistantship

. Awarded Biomedical Engineering Department Research Assistantship

. Thesis: Application of MEMS DNA sensor array in leukemia and oral cancer


National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan

Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, June 1997

. Expertise: Polymer chemistry

. Awarded The Ministry of Education Graduate Scholarship

. Thesis: Synthesis and properties of phosphorus-containing flame-retardant


National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, June 1995

. Awarded Fusho Food Co. and Kuotai Life Insurance Co. Academic


. Selected as Student Director of Chemical Engineering Department


Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., Torrance, CA

June 2008~Present

Patent Attorney

. Prepare and prosecute US and foreign patent applications in the fields of

software, vehicle navigation device/system, mechanical devices,

smartphones and unique human-machine interface (HMI)

. Provide design-around opinions and develop strategic patent inventions

with the R&D group

. Conduct patent validity and non-infringement analysis directed to various

Alpine and competitors' products

. Assist litigation counsels prepare discovery documents in patent

litigation cases

Discus Dental LLC, Culver City, CA

October 2007~June 2008

Assistant IP Counsel

. Prepared and prosecuted US and foreign patent applications in the fields

of dental equipment, mechanical/electrical devices and chemical


. Conducted patent validity and non-infringement analysis, and provided

design-around opinions to the R&D group

David and Raymond Patent Group, Monterey Park, CA March

2007~October 2007

Patent Specialist

. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in software, mechanical

devices and chemical process.

Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Denver, CO Summer 2004; Jan.

2005~June 2006

Law Clerk, Patent Prosecution Group

. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the technology areas of

semiconductor fabrication, software, telecommunication,

bio/nanotechnology and microfluidics

. Conducted patent validity investigation and infringement analysis,

reviewed prior arts, drafted detailed claim charts for a

telecommunication client

Genefluidics, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

September 2002-July 2003

Research Associate/Scientist

. Developed a hand-held DNA detection device with the application in

clinical diagnostics, animal testing and environmental monitoring

. Utilized modern semiconductor fabrication techniques to fabricate sensor

chips on silicon substrate for company's daily use at UCLA cleanroom


. US20100057781, US20090208894, US20090011878, US20090053113,

US20090065374, US20090072106, US20090075691, US20090078253,

US20090084869, US20090115367, US20090120475, US20090120476,

US20090120477, US20080060238, US20080198323, US20080252063, US20080295300

. Pak Kin Wong, Che-Yang Chen, Tza-Huei Wang and Chih-Ming Ho "An AC

Electroosmotic Bioprocessor for Concentrating Cells and Molecules",

Analytical Chemistry 76, 6908-6914, 2004

. Pak Kin Wong, Che-Yang Chen, Tza-Huei Wang, Chih-Ming Ho, "An AC

Electroosmotic Processor for Biomolecules," published and delivered to

attendees at Transducers 2003 International Conference

. Chun Shan Wang, Ching Hsuan Lin, Che Yang Chen "Synthesis and Properties

of Phosphorus-Containing Polyesters Derived from 2-(6-Oxido-6Hdibenz<c,e>

<1,2>oxaphosphorin-6-yl)-1,4-hydroxyethoxy phenylene." Journal of Polymer

Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Vol.36, 3051-3061(1998)


Native language: Mandarin; Fluent in English and Cantonese; Entry level in


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