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Shu Chen

Shu Chen is counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice area.

Prior to joining the firm, Shu focused her practice on matters related to intellectual property, technology, patents, and more. Shu has experience providing patent counsel to clients including investors, startup companies, research institutes, and Fortune 500 companies. 

Shu has worked in particular with foreign and domestic clients in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and design applications. Technology covered by applications includes an emphasis on computer hardware and software, electronics, and electrical devices. Her experience in electronics and electrical devices comprises digital, analog, and integrated circuits; computer graphics; peripheral devices; hardwire and wireless network and computer architectures; medical devices; automobiles; mechanical devices; and microprocessor architectures. In addition, Shu has software knowledge in telecommunications; databases; network security and encryption; cloud storage and data backup techniques; data compression techniques; signal processing techniques; system modeling techniques; and video, audio, and data streaming.

Shu has advised clients in rendering opinions on infringement, invalidity, clearance, freedom-to-operate, and patentability analysis. She has additional history in providing support to various litigation groups for trademark, copyright, and contract disputes by conducting patentability and infringement research and documenting findings and conclusions.

In the past, Shu has conducted IP due diligence reviews for corporate, product, and patent portfolio acquisitions. She also has experience in counseling clients on patent prosecution and enforcement strategies and patent portfolio management of U.S. and foreign patent applications with direct interfacing with clients and client counsels.

  • Strafford Webinar entitled “Software Patents: Enablement, Definiteness, Means Plus Function, Step Plus Function, On Sale, Public Use,” presented 12 March, 2020.
  • “Lessons Learned Five Years After Alice,” published 18 September, 2019, by Managing IP.
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