Partner at Han Santos PLLC
Elliott Chen is the partner in charge of Han Santos’ patent preparation and prosecution practice. He has extensive experience in both patent drafting and counselling on IP conflicts for several international software, telecommunications and aerospace companies in the Northwest.
Mr Chen’s patent procurement experience and professional background are rich in both diversity and technicality, with a client portfolio spanning multiple technologies, including mechanical devices and chemical processes. He is also an expert in design patents and provided counsel for a telecommunications company’s response to the Apple v Google litigation.
Mr Chen specialises in patent conflict matters. This includes offensive and defensive patent portfolio reviews, opinion letters and due diligence analysis. He also counsels clients on IP licensing and acquisition matters.
Over the course of his career, Mr Chen successfully prepared and prosecuted over 450 US and foreign patent applications for major Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining the team, he spent seven years at a national IP law firm.
Before transitioning his career to IP law, Mr Chen conducted research at the University of Washington. He performed laboratory research and data analysis for the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Environmental Health for three years. His work resulted in several articles published in Toxicology Letters and the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.
Mr Chen’s passion for data integrity and analysis helps ensure not only a high degree of success in filing patents, but also that his clients are covered on all bases, start to finish.