Andy H. Chan is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Silicon Valley office. Mr. Chan focuses on intellectual property matters with a particular concentration on patent litigation involving complex technology in the biotechnology, chemical and information technology fields.
Mr. Chan has advised clients on intellectual property issues in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. He also has represented clients in a variety of other technological arts, including computer networks, e-commerce, data compression technology, DVD authoring software and electronic data systems.
Mr. Chan has been a member of trial teams representing patent owners and patent defendants. In 2007, he was part of the trial team that successfully asserted a biotechnology leader’s patent portfolio covering a recombinant protein against a competitor after a four-week jury and bench trial in the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Chan also has experience in trade secret litigation, strategic counseling, reexamination, and post-grant proceedings in the USPTO.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Chan was a partner with Goodwin Procter and practiced high-stakes patent litigation as an associate of a boutique patent litigation firm. While attending law school, he was a scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked to license micropower impulse radar and robotic vision technologies. Before that, Mr. Chan was a chemist for a Silicon Valley manufacturer of capacitive inclinometers and angle sensors, where his work focused on polyimide chemistry and complex polymer coatings.
Mr. Chan has assisted with and contributed to writing both legal and scientific publications.