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Chinh H. Pham

Chinh H. Pham: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Chinh H. Pham co-leads the Emerging Technology Practice and is Chair of the firm's Nanotechnology Practice. He is a registered patent attorney with experience in the strategic creation, implementation and protection of intellectual property rights for high technology and life science clients.

Chinh advises clients, ranging from start-ups to established companies, on the creation and development of patent portfolios through the preparation and filing of patent applications, the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights through licensing and strategic collaboration agreements, and the preparation of invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions. Chinh also counsels clients on IP due diligence through the evaluation of client and competitor portfolios.

Chinh assists startup clients with strategies for leveraging their IP portfolio for high-value commercial opportunities, introducing them to funding sources, either through the venture community or the government, as well as identifying and establishing strategic alliances.

Concentrations

•Patent prosecution and opinions
•IP due diligence
•Technology transfer
•Strategic business alliances and collaborations
•Trademark prosecution
•Nanotechnology
•Medical, diagnostic devices and systems
•Video and online gaming
•Mechanical and electromechanical devices and systems
•Telecommunications
•Electronic commerce
•Biotechnology
•Software

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Blogs

•Regular Contributor, GT Emerging Technology Views Blog: Tech News and Trends, from Concept to Commercialization

Articles

•Co-Author, Key Legal Agreements for Technology Startups , VC-List, March 2017
•Quoted, 3 Legal Challenges In-House Counsel Face with 3-D Printing , Corporate Counsel, January 17, 2017
•Co-Author, In-House Counsel: It's Time to Connect With 3D Printing , Corporate Counsel, January 3, 2017
•Author, To Patent or Keep Secret? That Is the Question , IPFrontline, October 12, 2016
•Author, Managing Your Patent Portfolio to Attract Investments , VC-List, October 26, 2015
•Author, Game Developers Now Need Strong IP Strategy , Law360, August 27, 2015
•Co-Author, What nanotech inventors need to know about trade secrets and the prior user rights defense, Nanotechnology Reviews, December 2014
•Co-Author, Focus On Nanomaterials and Devices: How to Disclose Your Technology to Investors, Advisors and the Public Without Damaging IP Prospects, IOPScience, August 22, 2014
•Author, How Video Game Developers Can Identify Viable Opportunities , Gamasutra, November 5, 2013
•Author, Videogame Developers! The Time For Patent Filings Is Nigh (Like This Week) , Boston.com, March 12, 2013
•Author, Patently True: The Smart Path to Videogame Opportunity , Boston.com, February 19, 2013
•Author, Prioritized Examination: How It Can Give Game Developers a Competitive Advantage , Mass.Digi, December 4, 2012
•Author, New Rules of the Game for Filing Videogame Patents , Mass.Digi, October 22, 2012
•Co-Author, Accelerated Examination, Prioritized Examination and Other Petitions to Make Special - What's Right for You? Nanotechnology Reviews, October 2012
•Co-Author, Uncle Sam Wants You to Be the First-Inventor-to-File for Nanotechnology Inventions, Nanotechnology Reviews, August 2012
•Co-Author, Prioritizing Your Patent Application, Executive Counsel, June/July 2012
•Co-Author, Should Medical Device Companies Take Advantage of Prioritized Examination? Medical Product Outsourcing, January/February 2012
•Co-Author, Should Medical Device Companies Take Advantage of Prioritized Examination? Orthopedic Design & Technology, January/February 2012
•Co-Author, Venturing into China: China's Investment in Nanotechnology and IP Considerations for U.S. Companies, Nanotechnology Law & Business, Fall 2011
•Co-Author, The Pros and Cons of Prioritized Examination, BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, October 2011
•Co-Author, IP Protection Is a Winning Strategy for Game Developers, International Game Developers Association Perspective Newsletter, August 2011
•Co-Author, Current Trends in Patenting Graphene and Graphene-Based Inventions, Nanotechnology Law and Business, Volume 8, Issue 1, May 2011
•Co-Author, Commercialization Potential of Silver Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology Law and Business, Volume 6, Issue 2, July 2009
•Co-Author, Expediting Patent Prosecution Process In the Emerging Technology Sector, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 6, 2009
•Co-Author, Nanotechnology License Pitfalls, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, January 2009
•Author, Life Sciences May Hold First Nanotech Blockbuster, Mass High Tech, March 2006
•Co-Author, Identifying and Extracting Value from a Nanotech IP Portfolio, Industrial Biotechnology, September 2005
•Author, How to Identify Viable Opportunities in Nanotechnology, Mass High Tech, May 2004
•Co-Author, Patent Strategy Can Bring Collaboration Revenues, Mass High Tech, February 2004

Books/CDs

•Author, Capitalizing on Nanotechnology Intellectual Property, Executive One-on-One Video Leadership Seminars, Reed Logic Corporation, January 2007
•Co-Author, Intellectual Property Policy and Impact, Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity , Prentice Hall, 2006
•Author and Lecturer, Understanding Nanotechnology Related Legal Issues, Executive One-on-One Video Leadership Seminars, ReedLogic Corporation, October 2006
•Author, Understanding Nanotechnology Related Legal Issues, Executive One-on-One Video Leadership Series, Reed Logic Corporation, September 2006
•Author, Winning Legal Strategies For Patent Prosecution, Executive One-on-One Video Leadership Seminars, ReedLogic Corporation, May 2006
•Author, Chapter - U.S. Intellectual Property Policy and the Strategic Management and Development of an IP Portfolio, Sustainable Development Management , University Politehnica, Bucharest Romania, 2005

Lectures

•Speaker, Strategies for IP Creation and Commercialization, Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit, Philadelphia, PA, May 2016
•Speaker, Patenting in the New World of Patent Eligibility, Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit, Philadelphia, PA, May 2016
•Panelist, Innovative or Disruptive? IP & Legal Challenges of Cutting-Edge Technologies, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, November 2015
•Panelist, Business Development, Boston Bar Association Brand Yourself: Business Development Strategies for New Associates Conference, Boston, MA, October 2015
•Panelist, Charting a Business Plan for Your Career, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Northeast Regional Conference, Boston, MA, October 2015
•Speaker, What's It REALLY Like Working with Start-Ups?, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, June 2015
•Moderator, The Gamified World: Our New Normal, Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA, May 2015
•Panel Moderator, Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to Meet Investors, Pitch Them (What You Should and Shouldn't Say!), and What It Really Takes to Get Them to Write You a Check! Funding Post Boston Venture Conference, Boston, MA, March 2015
•Panel Moderator, Legal Issues Facing Early Stage Companies: Considerations for Success and Avoidance of Pitfalls, Investors' Circle Beyond the Pitch: Boston, October 2014
•Panel Moderator, Series A Investing: How to Meet VCs, Pitch Them, and What They Are Looking For! Funding Post Series A Venture Conference, New York, NY, October 2014
•Speaker, Video Game Jeopardy: How to Commercialize Your Video Game, Boston Festival of Indie Games (BFIG), Cambridge, MA, September 2014
•Panel Moderator, Detailed Due Diligence, Weighing in factors such as revenue, IP, and more, Funding Post, New York, NY, August 2014
•Panelist, Lean in Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling, National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, Orlando, FL, June 2014
•Panelist, Navigating the Entrepreneurial Waters, Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2013
•Panelist, The Nexus of IP and Everything Else in the Universe, Eastern Regional Conference, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, New York, NY, September 2013
•Panelist, Diversity in the Professional World, Greater Boston APALSA Conference, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, January 2013
•Panelist, APA Leadership in the Legal Community: Lessons from Practice, Harvard Law School, Boston, MA, October 2012
•Panelist, Diversity in Law Firms: How to Capitalize on Diversity Trends to Succeed in Your Law Firm, Eastern Super Regional Conference, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Atlantic City, NJ, June 2012
•Session Chair, GTech Connect, NanoTech Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Santa Clara, CA, June 2012
•Panelist, Intellectual Property - The Foundation for Successful Commercialization of Your Nanotechnology, Second Annual Conference: Destination Nano: Concept to Commercialization, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA, May 2012
•Panelist, Latest in Intellectual Property, National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, Houston, TX, May 2012
•Panelist, Gaming Industry Q&A, The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) Game Challenge, Cambridge, MA, April 2012
•Session Chair, GTech Connect, NanoTech Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Boston, MA, June 2011
•Panelist, Career Paths for Vietnamese American Attorneys, National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, Washington, D.C., April 2011
•Panelist, Five Attributes of a Successful Nanotechnology Company, First Annual Collaborative Conference: The Next Small Step for Mankind - Nanotechnology's Journey to Commercialization, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA, April 2011
•Panelist, Latest Developments in IP Law, National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, Washington, D.C., April 2011
•Panelist, Five Attributes of a Successful Nanotechnology Company, Nanotech Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Anaheim, CA, June 2010
•Session Chair, Nanotechnology Environmental, Health & Safety, Nanotech 2010 Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Anaheim, CA, June 2010
•Speaker, New Rules of Early-Stage Product Development: Assessing the Commercial Value, MassChallenge, Boston, MA, June 2010
•Panelist, Global Intellectual Property Issues for Nanotechnologies, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA, May 2010
•Session Chair, EHS: Policy, Regulation & Product Safety Room, Nanotech Conference & Expo, Houston, TX, May 2009
•Panelist, Nanotechnology: Cutting Edge Issues, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, MA, January 2009
•Panel Moderator, Nano & Clean Technologies - Symbiotic Edge of Innovation, NanoTech Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Boston, MA, June 2008
•Panelist, Intellectual Property Update: Maximizing Protection in the Changing Patent Landscape, Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, March 2008
•Keynote Panelist, Exit Strategies - Maximize Value with Sound Advice, SmallTimes NanoCon Conference, Santa Clara, CA, November 2007
•Moderator, EHS Symposium: Standards and Testing, Nano Science and Technology Institute, NanoTech Conference, Santa Clara, CA, May 2007
•Moderator, Nanotech Benefits: Remediation, Health and Society, NanoTech Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Santa Clara, CA, May 2007
•Moderator, Toxicology Studies in Nanotechnology, NanoTech Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Santa Clara, CA, May 2007
•Speaker, Nanotech for MedTech: Nanotechnology's Impact on Medical Device Innovation, Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, April 2007
•Moderator, Panel Discussion: Path to Commercialization of Nanobio Technology, Monte Jade of New England Annual Meeting, MIT, Cambridge, MA, September 2006
•Speaker, Moving Beyond the Basics: Leveraging the Legal System to Maximize Company Value - Capitalizing on Nanotechnology IP, Small Times NanoCon Conference 2006, Las Vegas, NV, September 2006
•Moderator and Panelist, Novel Tools & Devices for Nanoapplications and Their Commercial Opportunities, NanoTech Conference, Nano Science and Technology Institute, Boston, MA, May 2006
•Moderator, Nano-First Companies, NanoBusiness Conference, NY, NY, May 2006
•Lecturer, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Newton Community Education, Newton, MA, July 2004, February 2005, January 2006
•Moderator, Bio-Medicine Panel, Nano Conference, Boston, MA , November 2005
•Moderator, Intellectual Property: Protection & Process, NanoCommerce/SEMI NanoForum 2005, Chicago, IL, November 2005
•Panelist, Nanotech Ventures - Health Care & Biotech, Nano Science and Technology Institute Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 2005
•Panelist, Nanotech Ventures - Materials, Nano Science and Technology Institute Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 2005
•Panelist, Forging Collaborations with Industry, Bioengineering and Medicine - A Confluence of Innovation, Harvard Engineering and Applied Sciences Industrial Outreach Program, April 2005
•Panelist, Client Counseling Competition's Regional Finals, American Bar Association, Boston College, February 2005
•Panelist, Nanotech Startup Business Issues and Solutions - Nanotechnology IP, NanoCommerce Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2004
•Panelist, National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II review panel for Nanomaterials, National Science Foundation, October 2004
•Speaker, What You Need To Know About Nanotechnology - Legal and Strategic Issues, Suffolk Law School, October 2004
•Speaker, Viable Opportunities in Nanotechnology, Brown Enterprise Forum, September 2004
•Speaker, The Future of Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, NanoBusiness Conference, NY, May 2004
•Speaker, Intellectual Property and Technology Forum, Boston College School of Law, March 2004
•Panelist, Second Annual Eleanor Schwarz Mayer Career Panel, Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, April 2000

Media Mentions

•Quoted, 3D Printing: Innovation's New Lifeblood , TechNewsWorld, January 27, 2016
•Quoted, Solar Clothes? Perovskite Adds Potential for Charging Fibers , Techopedia, July 17, 2015
•Featured, Chinh Pham - Greenberg Traurig, LLP , Diversity Journal, July/August 2014
•Featured, Chinh Pham Radio Interview, radioentrepreneurs.com, December 2013
•Featured Interview, A Start Up Can Certainly Do a Few Things to Help Itself While Minimizing Legal Fees , Business Interviews, April 23, 2013
•Quoted, Patent Law Overhaul Driving Legal Business, Boston Business Journal, July 16, 2012
•Quoted, Business Accelerators - Let Innovation Reign, Your Capital Edge, May 2012
•Quoted, Maturing Nanotechnology Industry Spawns Legal Concerns, Mass High Tech, May 12, 2010
•Quoted, Data Junction: Protection of IP Rights is Patently Over the Top, Mass High Tech, December 17, 2004

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, IAM magazine, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution, 2014-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
•Recognized, Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, Asian American Business Development Center, 2011
•Listed, Nanotechnology Law & Business, Top 10 Intellectual Property Lawyers Influencing Nanotechnology, 2008
•Listed, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004-2005

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

02.06.17 Greenberg Traurig's Chinh H. Pham and Nataliya Rymer Present Workshop at Northwestern University

11.10.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Participate in BBA's Inaugural Life Sciences Conference

10.21.16 15 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers

09.26.16 Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Group Partners with Northwestern University's Start-Up Incubator, The Garage

09.20.16 Greenberg Traurig's Chinh H. Pham Named Chair of the Museum of Science, Boston's Special Projects Action Committee

06.02.16 21 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals

05.06.16 Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Group to Present at the 2016 Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit

12.15.15 Greenberg Traurig Chinh H. Pham and Nataliya Rymer Presented at Northwestern University

10.23.15 18 Greenberg Traurig Boston Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers

10.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Masahiro Noda and Chinh H. Pham to Present at the 2015 NAPABA Annual Convention

Published Articles

03.16.17 Key Legal Agreements for Technology Startups

01.03.17 In-House Counsel: It's Time to Connect With 3D Printing

10.12.16 To Patent or Keep Secret? That Is the Question

10.26.15 Managing Your Patent Portfolio to Attract Investments

08.27.15 Game Developers Now Need Strong IP Strategy

08.22.14 Focus on nanomaterials and devices: how to disclose your technology to investors, advisors and the public without damaging IP prospects

08.01.12 Uncle Sam Wants You to Be the First-Inventor-to-File for Nanotechnology Inventions

10.07.11 The Pros and Cons of Prioritized Examination

10.03.11 Venturing into China: China's Investment in Nanotechnology and IP Considerations for U.S. Companies

06.19.09 Commercialization Potential of Silver Nanomaterials

Alerts

04.10.15 Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter Spring, 2015

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Co-Chair
  • Boston Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Technology
  • Media and Telecommunications
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Emerging Technology

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
617.310.6239  Phone
617.279.8479  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Chinh-H-Pham
University Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Genetics
Law School Attended:
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
Admission:
1993, California; 1994, Massachusetts; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Council Member, Boston Bar Association
•Vice Chair, Board of Overseers, Boston Museum of Science
•Founder, Nano-Technology and Business Forum
•Advisory Board Member, Cincinnati Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal
•Advisory Board Member, Nanotechnology Law & Business
•Company Mentor, Harvard iLab, Northwestern University's The Garage, MassChallenge, MassDiGI, Northeastern University's IDEA, Columbia University, and Boston University
•Director, Code2Play
•Member, Society of Fellows, Boston Bar Foundation
•Member, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Member, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
•Member, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), International Nanotechnology Committee
•Member, Boston Patent Law Association
•Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Languages:
Vietnamese
Birth Information:
1965
ISLN:
909718846

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