J.D., The George Washington University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Princeton University
B.S., Chemistry, Peking University, China
District of Columbia
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Dr. Shen is an associate in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group where he prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of technologies, including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemical process, polymer chemistry, material science, and nanotechnology. He assists in IP due diligences, such as conducting freedom-to operate searches and analyses, patent landscape investigations, and patentability analyses.
Dr. Shen also has extensive experience in the research and preparation of patentability, clearance, infringement, and validity opinions. He has been involved in several contested proceedings before the USPTO, such as inter partes review and post grant review, including developing key arguments, working with technical experts, and preparing expert declarations. He also assists in ANDA Paragraph IV litigations, including pre-litigation due diligences such as analyzing global prosecution histories and patent strength, interviewing potential experts, and preparing invalidity and non-infringement contentions.
While earning his Ph.D. at Princeton University, Dr. Shen focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of large dendrimeric and macrocyclic polyphenylene structures. He discovered a series of highly efficient synthetic pathways to prepare super large polyphenyl/polyphenylene nanostructures. During his undergraduate training at Peking University, he conducted research in developing mono-substituted fullerene derivatives through controlled radical polymerization.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Shen was a Research Scientist in an international chemical company where he conducted research in synthesizing block copolymers and studying their applications as compatibilizers for wood-plastic composites and as impact modifiers for polycarbonate. He also invented a series of new impact modifiers through emulsion polymerization for biodegradable plastics and engineering resins.
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