Chinh H. Pham

Chinh H. Pham: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Chinh H. Pham co-leads the Emerging Technology Practice and chairs 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 technology and life science clients.

Chinh advises clients, ranging from start-ups to established corporations, on the creation and development of patent portfolios, the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights, the assessment of IP assets for commercial opportunities, as well as for freedom-to-operate, non-infringement and patentability. Chinh also counsels clients on IP due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, licensing and investment opportunities.

Chinh serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs and start-ups through many local and national incubator and accelerator programs. Chinh also serves as an Attorney-in-Residence at Harvard's Innovation Lab and at The Garage at Northwestern University, where he advises student entrepreneurs on their business ventures.

Concentrations

•Patent prosecution and opinions
•Trademark prosecution
•IP due diligence
•Technology transfer
•Nanotechnology
•Medical, diagnostic devices and systems
•Software
•Video and online gaming
•Mechanical and electromechanical devices and systems
•Electronic commerce
•Life sciences

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, IAM magazine, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution, 2014-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004-2005, 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

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, New Rules of the Game for Filing Videogame Patents , Mass.Digi, October 22, 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, 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

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, 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, 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

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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

05.15.17 Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Group Hosts the 2017 ACA New England Regional Meeting

04.24.17 Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Group to Present at the 2017 Angel Capital Association Summit

03.30.17 Greenberg Traurig's Chinh H. Pham to Speak at the 2017 VietChallenge

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

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.
Year of First admission:
1993
Admission:
1993, California; 1994, Massachusetts; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Council Member and Executive Committee 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
•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, Boston Patent Law Association
•Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
•Member, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts

Languages:
Vietnamese
Birth Information:
1965
ISLN:
909718846

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  • 2.9/5.0
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