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Patent protection driven by deep scientific knowledge

Wei Yan counsels clients on patent prosecution, portfolio management, freedom-to-operate, due diligence and licensing. His experience includes drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications focusing on new compounds, chemical compositions and chemical processes, including:

  • Health and pharmaceuticals, including small molecule therapeutics, conjugates and drug formulations
  • Renewable and clean technologies, including industrial catalysts, biomass catalytic processing, production systems, fuel cells, lithium batteries and water treatments
  • Food and nutrition, including dietary supplements, food ingredients, extracts and formulas
  • Consumer products, including detergents, personal care products and ink formulations
  • Materials and functional molecules, including polymeric materials for medical or 3D printing applications, nanomaterials and fluorescent compounds
  • Analytical tools, including chromatographic and spectroscopic methods, biological sensors and electrochemical devices

Prior to his legal career, Wei earned a Ph.D. in chemistry and has in-depth knowledge in organic and bioanalytical chemistry. His academic research focused on phospholipase, biological membrane, lipid metabolism, nutritional science, obesity and diabetes. Wei’s technical strengths include organic chemistry, bioanalytical methods, mass spectrometry, lipid chemistry, polymer materials, chromatography, proteins, nucleic acids, cellular signaling, metabolic diseases and nutrition.

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