Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Yi-ju Chen, Ph.D.

Yi-ju Chen, Ph.D.

Patent Scientist

At a Glance

  • Ph.D. Physics, California Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Physics, National Taiwan University
  • B.S.E. Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Professional Profile 

Dr. Chen is a patent advisor in the firm’s San Diego office and has technical experience in physical sciences (solid state physics, device physics, optics, polymer physics), engineering (microelectronics, semiconductors, electro-optics, information theory), and life sciences (molecular biophysics, virology, microbiology, neuroscience, biotechnology).

Dr. Chen has over 10 years of research experience in quantitative biology and has authored publications in high-impact journals such as PNAS and PRX. She has a special interest in assisting clients with their cross-disciplinary innovations.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Chen was a researcher at Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, UC San Diego. She received the James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

Dr. Chen was born and educated in Taiwan. She is fluent in both Chinese and English. 


  • California Institute of Technology (Ph.D. Physics 2015)
  • National Taiwan University (B.S. Physics 2008)
  • National Taiwan University (B.S.E. Electrical Engineering 2008)
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