Mr. Chen specializes in procuring patents for complex electronic and computer technologies, as well as for mechanical and material inventions. His extensive training in a broad range of technological areas enables him to communicate efficiently with clients and to help clients protect their most sophisticated ideas.
• Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
• M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
• M.S., Physics, University of Minnesota
• B.S., Applied Physics and Optoelectronics, Beijing Polytechnic
• University, Beijing
Mr. Chen has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications pertaining to semiconductor devices, circuits, computer architecture, EDA, computer hardware, communication networks, medical devices, imaging devices, nanotechnology, the Internet and software. He has drafted and prosecuted patents for Apple Inc., Google Inc., Oracle Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc., Synopsys Inc., the University of California and startups in China, among others.
Publications and patents
Mr. Chen has authored and co-authored more than a dozen research papers that have been published in leading peer-reviewed technical journals or conference proceedings.
Teaching and research experience
Prior to joining Park, Vaughan, Fleming & Dowler LLP, Mr. Chen completed two years of postdoctoral research at the Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. As a postdoctoral research staff member, he specialized in developing MEMS-based RF transceiver systems on integrated circuit chips using CMOS technology. Before his postdoctoral years, he completed his Ph.D. research at the Data Storage Systems Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he worked with a group of elite researchers to tackle the most difficult problems in data storage technology.
He also spent the summers of 1997 and 2002 as an engineer intern with Seagate Technology in Minneapolis and Seagate Research in Pittsburgh, respectively. His research activities spanned multiple engineering fields, including magnetic and optical data storage, MEMS, CMOS IC design, semiconductor devices, optical devices and micro/nanofabrication.
Related professional experience
Mr. Chen is a regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and the Journal of Applied Physics.
Language proficiency (in addition to English)
• Speaks and writes Chinese fluently
• Conversational Spanish
Personal interests and activities
• Hiking and cycling