Fangli Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Fangli Chen is a partner in the Litigation Department and chair of the Life Sciences Patent Practice. She represents all types of companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, and has deep scientific expertise and a strong business sense. Fangli effectively identifies and transforms technological developments into valuable intellectual property assets for her clients and specializes in the strategic development of complex IP portfolios for companies that align with their business goals.

Fangli’s practice also focuses on post-grant review before the USPTO, oppositions, pre-litigation and litigation strategy, due diligence investigations, freedom-to-operate, non-infringement and invalidity analysis, licensing and other IP matters in connection with commercial transactions. She handles a variety of technology areas including biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, immunotherapy, enzyme replacement therapy, nucleic acid based technologies including messenger RNA therapy, gene therapy, gene editing, antisense and oligonucleotides based therapies, vaccines, bioinformatics, and small molecule compound drugs.

Fangli also has a wealth of experience in the following areas:

  • Post-grant challenges: representing clients in inter partes review interference and various foreign opposition proceedings.
  • Technology transactions & licensing: advising clients on matters relating to technology or material transfer, licensing and research collaborations.
  • Investment or acquisition counsel: assisting investors in assessing the technology and intellectual property assets and risks for potential target investments and counseling companies on intellectual property matters in connection with public offering or acquisition.

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Fangli has been repeatedly noted for her top-tier work by industry publications, including being listed as a World’s Leading Patent Practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 and recognized as one of the Top 250 Women in IP nationwide by Managing Intellectual Property. In 2019, she was named Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year in Massachusetts by LMG Life Sciences. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Client Choice, Legal 500, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Prior to joining Proskauer, Fangli was a partner at a leading Boston law firm.