University of Houston,
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, 1997
Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 1990
US Patent and Trademark Office
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA)
Bio/Medical Technology Club in Houston
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (as a Patent Agent Affiliate)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Senior Patent Agent, November 2011-Present
SNR Denton, Dallas, Texas
Patent Agent, Sept. 2010- Nov. 2010
Howrey LLP, Houston, Texas
Patent Agent and Scientific Advisor, 2004-2010
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (formerly Bracewell & Patterson LLP) Houston, Texas
Patent Consultant, 2001-2004
Adler & Associates (formerly McGregor & Adler LLP) Houston, Texas
Patent Agent and Technical Advisor, 1997-2001
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese
Wendy focuses her work with firm clients on patent prosecution in biotechnology and life sciences, especially in the fields of plant genetics and plant biochemistry. Drawing on her Ph.D. in molecular biology and almost 20 years of experience in law firms, Wendy counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property issues including patentability and prior art search, strategic portfolio development and due diligence. She also advises clients regarding the filing and prosecution of PCT and foreign national patent applications. She has extensive experience in the areas of molecular biology, cancer biology, immunology, pharmacology, biomedical devices, nanotechnology and array technologies.
Since the start of her patent prosecution career in 1997, Wendy has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical devices. She has managed patent portfolios for a variety of clients including academic institutions, non-profit organizations and biotechnology companies.
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