Dan Liu brings a unique combination of science and patent acumen to her intellectual property practice. Ms. Liu has a doctorate in neurobiology and undergraduate degrees in physiology and biophysics that enhance her ability to represent clients in patent and trade secret matters involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, molecular genetics, microbiology and other fields.
Ms. Liu, a native Mandarin speaker, earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal and won Best Moot Court Brief. She served as a research assistant at Hastings, focusing on case law regarding the post-sale restrictions on patented products and the legal and scientific support for intellectual property rights in human cells post Bilski. She recently authored an article on the Supreme Court’s decision in Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., entitled “What can we learn from Myriad–patentability of DNA and other biologics.”
Ms. Liu served as an extern to the Hon. Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and a law clerk at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. She designed and conducted research on olfaction and taste both as a research associate at the University of Southern California and as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Defending VIZIO in a patent infringement suit involving LED technology.
Representing a patent holder in suits involving a location-based advertising patent.
"Supreme Court October Term 2016 Preview – Patent Cases," October 14, 2016
"Freedom of Speech Protects “Disparaging” Marks, Federal Circuit Holds," March 30, 2016
"Emerging Impact of Inter Partes Review on Hatch Waxman Litigation – A Primer," September 9, 2014
"The USPTO’s Response to Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank," July 9, 2014
“Bringing Smart Pills to Market: FDA Regulation of Ingestible Drug/Device Combination Products,” 66 FOOD & DRUG L. J. 329-352, co-author with Matthew Avery, 2011
“Extracellular acid block and acid-enhanced inactivation of the Ca2+-activated cation channel TRPM5 involve residues in the S3-S4 and S5-S6 extracellular domains,” J. BIOL. CHEM. 280(21):20691-9, co-author with Zheng Zhang and Emily R. Liman, 2005
“Intracellular Ca2+ and the phospholipid PIP2 regulate the taste transduction ion channel TRPM5,” PROC. NATL. ACAD. SCI. USA 100(25):15160-5, co-author with Emily R. Liman, 2003