Michael (Che-Yang) Chen

Patent Attorney


Areas of Practice

  • Patent Prosecution and Litigation
  • Trademark and Copyright acquisition
  • Technology Licensing


Professional Experience

  • Patent Attorney, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. (2008-2011)
  • Assistant IP Counsel, Discus Dental, Inc. (2007-2008)
  • Patent Specialist, David and Raymond Patent Group (2007)
  • Patent Law Clerk, Townsend and Townsend and Crew (2005-2006)



  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado (2003-2006)
  • Master of Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering, focusing on MEMS and BioMEMS (2000-2002)
  • Master of Science, National Cheng-Kung University, Chemical Engineering, focusing on Polymer Science (1995-1997)
  • Bachelor of Science, National Cheng-Kung University, Chemical Engineering (1991-1995)


Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • District of Columbia (Bar No.: 984796)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No.: 64015)
  • Board Member, Taiwanese American Lawyers Association
  • President, Cheng-Kung University Alumni Association of Southern California 


Selected Publications

  • Che-Yang Chen “Patent Review of Novel Nanostructured Devices, Nanofabrication Methods and Applications in Nanofluidics and Nanomedicine,” Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 114-123, 2012.
  • Pak Kin Wong, Che-Yang Chen, Tza-Huei Wang and Chih-Ming Ho "Electrokinetic Bioprocessor for Concentrating Cells and Molecules," Analytical Chemistry 76(23), 6908-6914, 2004
  • Pak Kin Wong, Che-Yang Chen, Tza-Huei Wang, Chih-Ming Ho, "An AC Electroosmotic Processor for Biomolecules," The 12th International Conference on Solid-state Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems, Transducers’03 2003
  • Chun Shan Wang, Ching Hsuan Lin, Che Yang Chen “Synthesis and Properties of Phosphorus-Containing Polyesters Derived from 2-(6-Oxido-6Hdibenz<c,e> <1,2>oxaphosphorin-6-yl)-1,4-hydroxyethoxy phenylene.” Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Vol.36, 3051-3061(1998)


Speaking Engagements

  • "US Patent Basics and Patenting Nanotechnology", University of Arizona, Tucson, US (September, 2011)
  • "Size Really Matters: Patenting the Nano World", IEEE Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS) 2011, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (February, 2011)
  • "Introduction of US Patent Law & Challenges of Patenting Nanotechnology", National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (January, 2011)



  • English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese

Contact and Appointments

Law Office of Michael Chen 

3333 S. Brea Canyon Road,

Suite 214

Diamond Bar, CA 91765








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