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Jian Jiang, Ph.D.

Jian Jiang is a PTO-registered patent lawyer with a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Materials Science. Jian’s experience includes drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications involving Electrical Engineering, Computer Software, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, and Biotechnology and in the food, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and medical device industries. She has prosecuted international patent applications in Japan, Korea, China, Europe, and other regions all over the world and has counseled clients on international IP strategies. Jian also conducts IP due diligence and prepares IP and technology licensing agreements.

Prior to law school, she received in 2007 her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she researched detection and quantification of signature peptides from biomarkers for infectious diseases or cancers using MALDI (MS and MS/MS), developed and optimized for diagnosis of human diseases a peptide chip method, researched detection and quantification of EGFR in human tumors, researched detection and quantification of francisella tularensis in mice samples, tested and optimized immunoaffinity columns, researched cancer pathology in human cells using quantitative PCR, researched synthesis of a new polymeric drug delivery system and its application in siRNA delivery for gene therapy, etc.

Before she came to the United States to pursue her Ph.D., she received in 2002 her B.S. in Polymer Materials & Engineering from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese, and Cantonese.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Jian was an associate at the Chicago office of an international IP law firm, where she primarily focused on international patent portfolio procurement and management in a wide range of industries. During law school, she interned at the Boston office of another top law firm, where she worked on various patent prosecution and litigation projects in a variety of technical areas, such as biotechnology, electrical engineering, computer science, and polymer/materials science & engineering, among others. She also externed in the legal department of Chicago Transit Authority working on a wide range of transactional and litigation matters, including criminal matters. She worked on projects related to all phases of litigation, for example, preparing standard discovery packages and motions and conducting depositions and arbitrations.

  • Lawyers for Creative Arts (Pro Bono Attorney)
  • National Immigration Justice Center (Pro Bono Attorney)
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (Pro Bono Attorney)
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Young Professional Member)
  • International IP Strategy. Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, Shanghai, China
  • AIA Rule Changes With A Focus on Post Grant Procedures and Costs. Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, Shanghai, China
  • Speeding Up Examination Of U.S. Patent Applications. Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, Shanghai, China
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