Thomas C. Chen

Tom Chen Has Litigated Complex Patent Matters Across A Variety Of Industries. 975-7074 ext. 3Tom Chen
Tom has successfully represented clients before numerous district courts, the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Tom has prevailed on behalf of both patent owners and accused infringers at various stages of litigation, including trials and appeals, dispositive motions, and claim construction and other pre-trial disputes.  His litigation experience spans a broad range of technologies across the high-tech and life sciences sectors, including semiconductor packaging, computer hardware devices, software architecture, diagnostic immunoassays, therapeutic antibodies, recombinant enzyme replacement therapy, and pharmaceutical compositions, formulations, and treatment methods.

Tom began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and he also later served as a law clerk for the Honorable Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Tom graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of both the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.  At Virginia, he published two law review notes and won numerous writing awards, including the John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics and the Law School Alumni Association Best Note Award, among others.  Tom also holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and pharmacology from Duke University.

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University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.), 2007

  • Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board
  • Virginia Journal of Law & Technology, Article Review Board
  • Law School Alumni Association Best Note Award
  • John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics
  • First Place Winner, ABA Antitrust Section Law Student Writing Competition
  • First Place Winner, FDLI H. Thomas Austern Food & Drug Law Writing Competition

Johns Hopkins University (M.S., Biotechnology), 2003

Duke University (A.B., Chemistry & Pharmacology), 2001