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.
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.
University of Akron, J.D., 2002, cum laude
Purdue University, Ph.D., 1997, Organic Chemistry
West Virginia University, M.S., 1993, Organic Chemistry
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, M.S., 1990, Organic Chemistry
Nankai University, B.S., 1987, Chemistry
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia Bar
Virginia Bar Association
American Chemical Society
American Intellectual Property Law Association
International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property
Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association, USA