• Colleen Chien

    Professor, Author & Expert on Patents

    Professor Colleen Chien is nationally known for her research and publications surrounding patent law and policy issues. She has advised various agencies of the government and Congress, guided by a desire to advance the ability of technology to live up to its promise of improving the lives of people. Prior to joining the Santa Clara University Law School faculty, Professor Chien prosecuted patents at Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco, as an associate and then Special Counsel, and was a Fellow at the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences. She also did stints as a strategy consultant at Dean and Company, a spacecraft engineer at NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab, and an investigative journalist at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (as a Fulbright Scholar). Recently, she was recognized as a Eric Yamamoto Emerging Scholar, Silicon Valley “Woman of Influence,” and New America Foundation Grant recipient.


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