PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DH Associates — San Jose, CA
Legal Consultant (March 2017 – Present)
Consulted and advised on intellectual property and contract/warranty issues.

Owens Tarabichi LLP/Owens Law, P.C. San Jose, CA
Contract Attorney (August 2013 – Present)
Drafted patent applications and amendments in the fields of chemistry, industrial processes, and retail goods. Drafted legal briefs and motions in various civil matters, including patent and trademark cases.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Palo Alto, CA
Contract Attorney (October 2013 – August 2014)
Drafted patent applications and amendments in the fields of biochemistry and drug distribution. Analyzed internal contractual, licensing, and regulatory issues vis-à-vis drug products.

Affymetrix, Inc. Santa Clara, CA
Intellectual Property Intern (May 2012 – July 2013)
Drafted amendments to patent applications in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics, and DNA chip software and hardware.

United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division San Jose, CA
Law Clerk (January 2013 – May 2013)
Drafted legal briefs and motions for employment discrimination and constitutional law cases.

ProteinSimple (formerly Cell Biosciences) Santa Clara, CA
Senior Research Associate (January 2010 – August 2011)
Research Associate (April 2008 – January 2010)
Led core team responsible for evaluating and developing new consumable products. Conducted scientific development and design testing of both consumable and instrument products.

Stanford University Medical School Palo Alto, CA
M.S. Degree Research (September 2005 – August 2007)
Assisted in discovering a correlation between increased levels of a specific regulatory protein and increased levels of DNA repair (see Publications).

EDUCATION

Santa Clara University School of Law – Santa Clara, CA
J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
High Tech Law Certificate (with Honors)
Intellectual Property Specialization
Member, Order of the Coif
Production Editor, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal (2011 – 2012)

Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA
M.S. Biological Sciences, 2007

University of California – Berkeley, CA
B.A. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2005

ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California
United States Patent and Trademark Office

publications

P. Lin, L. McPherson, A. Chen, J. Sage, J. Ford. “The role of the retinoblastoma/E2F1 tumor suppressor pathway in the lesion recognition step of NER.” DNA Repair, Vol. 8, 795-802 (2009).