- Patent Prosecution & Counseling
- Due Diligence
|University ||University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Molecular/Cell Biology, with honors, 1995; University of California, San Francisco, Ph.D., Neuroscience, 2003|
|Law School||Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2008|
|Admitted||2008, California; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004|
|Born||September 2, 1973|
Dr. Joe C. Hao focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications and assisting clients with formulating international patent filing and prosecution strategies, freedom to operate analyses, due diligence reviews, invalidity/non-infringement opinions, and patent portfolio management. Dr. Hao's experience spans numerous disciplines and industries, including neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, drug formulations, drug delivery, stem cells, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic and therapeutic methods, and antibody and nucleic acid-based therapies. Dr. Hao represents universities as well as a variety of start-up and publicly-traded companies in the biotechnology industry located in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. As Counsel in Asia, Dr. Hao facilitates the development of relationships with existing and new clients located across Asia.
Dr. Hao conducted independent research on the characterization of the molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and branching as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral
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Proposed First-to-File Rules and Examination Guidelines Open for Comment
Thomas D. Franklin,Joe C. Hao,Daniel K. McCormick,Elena S. Polovnikova, August 21, 2012
On July 26, 2012, the USPTO released in the Federal Register proposed changes to the patent rules and examination guidelines for implementation of the America Invents Act’s (AIA’s) change to a “first-inventor-to-file” system. Public comments on the proposal must be submitted...
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