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Future Patent Attorney

San Jose, CA
August 30, 2012

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Bettie Jea

San Jose, CA

* Future Patent Attorney with Biochemical, Chemical, Pharmaceutical background; 1.4 Years of Experience in Patent Law; Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English


Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI

Juris Doctor, May 2012

* Focus on Patent Law (A-), Licensing IP (A), IP Rights & Technology Transfer (A-), Patent Litigation (A), Patent Application (A-), Food & Drug Law (A), Biotechnology Law (A-), Trademark Law & Unfair Competition (A-), etc.

* Dean’s List: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, and Spring 2012

* Activities: Moot Court Competition Class (Fall 2010); Intellectual Property Law Society; Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Treasurer (May 2010-May 2011); Chinese Legal Society; Selected Member of the Women in Law Leadership Council

* Certificates

** Westlaw® Proficiency

*** Advanced Case Law Research on Westlaw®, received in March 2010

*** Advanced Statutory Research on Westlaw®, received in March 2010

** LexisNexis® Professional Research Certification (Certified in April 2010, March 2011)

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, June 2007

* GPA: 3.82/4.00

* Thesis: Design and Synthesis of 3-Arylmethylene-1H-quinoline-2,4-dione Derivatives as Potential Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Polymerase Inhibitors

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Bachelor of Science, Biochemical Science and Technology, June 2005

* GPA: 3.70/4.00

* Presidential Award (Ranked 1/62): 2 semesters

* Activities: Harmonica Club, Conductor (July 2003-July 2004); Nationwide College Harmonica Contest: Championship (2003); 2nd Prize (2004)

* Activities: Star Rain Public Service Society (providing autistic children with services), Chief of Activities Section (July 2002-July 2003)


Technology Law, PLLC, Sanford, MI

Patent Intern, May 2011-September 2011, January 2012-May 2012

* Conducted legal and technical research, focused upon preliminary analysis of patentability, the interpretation of the MPEP by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and patent search reports

* Replied to the Office Action issued by the USPTO

* Corrected mistakes in the Mandarin version of specifications previously translated by patent agents in China

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., Lansing, MI

Legal Intern, May 2010-July 2010

* Conducted legal research, drafted client letters, interviewed clients in person or by telephone, drafted client’s Will and Patient Advocate, etc., all under the supervision of attorneys

Himark Counselors, Taipei, Taiwan

Patent Engineer, July 2008-July 2009

* Drafted and translated about 30 patent specifications, in English or Mandarin or both, for worldwide patent applications, including the U.S., Taiwan, P.R.C., Europe, and Japan

* Replied to Office Actions issued by the patent offices worldwide, including the USPTO, TPO (Taiwan Patent Office), SIPO (State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China), and WIPO

* Conducted legal and technical research for about 25 cases, focused upon preliminary analysis of patentability or patent infringement analysis


Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI

Computer Lab Monitor; Library Public Services Assistant, May 2010-May 2012

* Computer Lab: Assisted patrons in software application and account management, provided other technical support and maintenance, maintained printers, etc.

* Library: Managed the circulation desk, maintained copiers, monitored study rooms, re-shelved books, etc.

National Taiwan University - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Assistant, July 2005-March 2008

* Designed and synthesized potential compounds as Hepatitis C Virus RNA polymerase inhibitors

* The first person in the laboratory to successfully synthesize 2 potent compounds as anti-HCV agents

National Taiwan University - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan

Teaching Assistant, February 2006-June 2007

* Instructed about 50 students in carrying out experiments and corrected weekly laboratory reports of the Pharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory for 2 semesters

National Taiwan University - Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Intern, July 2004-October 2004

* Conducted genetics and molecular biology experiments and maintained the stocks of Drosophila (fruit fly)


* Mandarin Chinese (Native)

* English (Second Language-Fluent)


Programming in C++

* Certificate received in October 2008 from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Computer-Aided Drug Design

* Certificate received in August 2005 from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University

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