Fang Liu’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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 Bar
- Virginia Bar Association
- American Chemical Society
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property
- Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association, USA
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