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Fang Liu, Ph.D.

Fang Liu, Ph.D.


Alexandria, VA

How Fang Helps Clients

With a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry and a research background in addition to her law degree, Fang is especially well-prepared to help clients protect ideas in the complex field of chemical and pharmaceutical development.

Fang's practice includes U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, and patentability, validity and non-infringement opinions in matters pertaining to a wide array of organic/inorganic chemical arts, such as pharmaceutical chemistry, polymer chemistry, petroleum chemistry, nanotechnology, photographic and lithographic chemistry, material chemistry, agricultural chemistry, food additives and coating compositions.

Before joining Buchanan, Fang was a patent attorney with one of the largest intellectual property boutiques in Washington, D.C. Prior to her legal career, she worked for more than 10 years as a research associate and teaching assistant at several U.S. universities.

Other Information

Fang is a published author who has contributed to a number of articles and books on chemistry-related topics.

While pursuing her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Purdue University, she studied under Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Fang's postdoctoral adviser, Professor Marye Anne Fox, is a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors.

Fang is fluent in Chinese.