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Roger Chung Kuan

Fax +1.650.798.6701
Mr. Kuan focuses his practice on IP procurement and portfolio management for clients in the biotech, analytical instrumentation, software (with emphasis in bioinformatics), bioprocessing/biomanufacturing, nucleic acid sequencing, chemical, medical device, molecular diagnostics, nanotechnology, optics, and semiconductor industries. He has over 10 years of experience in IP strategy and management, preparation and prosecution (utility/design patents, trademarks, trade dress), counseling and litigation, licensing and technology transactions, freedom-to-operate clearances, monetization, M&A due diligence, risk recognition & mitigation, dispute resolution, and FDA regulatory counseling.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Kuan served as director (IP counsel) at a multinational biotechnology company, where he managed a team of lawyers and agents to support the worldwide IP needs of the company’s life sciences tooling, bioproduction/biomanufacturing, molecular diagnostics, and nucleic acid sequencing product platforms.

Mr. Kuan has extensive prior professional experience in the life sciences industry. Before transitioning his career into the legal industry, Mr. Kuan was employed with several Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, medical device, and chemical companies where he held professional positions in the R&D, sales, engineering, and regulatory affairs organizations.

Speaking Engagements

  • Crafting Patents for Monetization and Enforcement, IP Strategy Summit Silicon Valley 2016: Enforcement/Monetization, (Speaker Presentation)
  • Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Practicing Law Institute (PLI) (Faculty)
  • How Will Infringers Defend Themselves?, Centerforce, 2015 IP Strategy Summit: Enforcement Silicon Valley (Panel Speaker)
  • Managing Your Patent Portfolio and Developing an Understanding of the Patent Landscape to Avoid Unexpected Suits, International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC), 2014 Patent Infringement Litigation Summit (Speaker Presentation)
  • A Risk Based Approach for the Implementation of Design for Environment, Safety and Health in the Semiconductor Industry, Semiconductor Safety Association (SSA), 1999 Conference Proceedings (Speaker Presentation)