X. Peter Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Chen's practice includes patent prosecution, litigation and client counseling on patent, trademark and copyright issues. His experience includes helping clients procure patents on subject matters such as new drug compositions, chemical synthesis, genetic engineering and medical instruments. Peter also advises clients on licensing and other intellectual property matters. He frequently counsels domestic and foreign companies on strategic IP planning in international business transactions. Peter was a guest speaker on “Intellectual Property and Global Trade” at the 2004 Sixth China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, China.

Prior to joining the firm as a patent agent in 2002, Peter was a research scientist in immunology at Columbia University. Peter’s experience in medical and pharmaceutical research facilitates his understanding of complex scientific issues and client needs in the chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agricultural areas.

Court Memberships

  • Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Arnold & Porter Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • Faegre & Benson Scholarship, 2004-2005
  • Member, Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 2003-2004

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002-present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law


  • Co-author, SOCS-1 Localizes to the Microtubule Organizing Complex,associated 20S Proteasome, Molecular and Cellular Biology 24(20):9092-101 (2004)
  • Co-author, Protein phosphatase 2A regulates the stability of Pim protein kinases, 2003, Journal of Biological Chemistry 278(7):4800-5
  • Co-author, TRIM8/GERP RING finger protein interacts with SOCS-1, 2002, Journal of Biological Chemistry 277(40):37315-22
  • First author, Pim serine/threonine kinases regulate the stability of SOCS-1 protein, 2002, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 99(4):2175-80
  • Co-author, Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 inhibits activation of NFATp, 2002, Journal of Immunology 168 (9):4277-81
  • First author, SOCS proteins, regulators of intracellular signaling, 2000, Immunity 13:287-290
  • Co-author, IL-4 signaling is regulated through the requirement of phosphatases, kinases and SOCS proteins to the receptor complex, 1999, Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 64:405-416
  • Co-author, SOCS-1 is a potent inhibitor of IL-4 signal transduction, 1999, Journal of Immunology 162(7):3770
  • First author, The yeast spindle pole body component Spc72p interacts with Stu2p and is required for proper microtubule assembly, 1998, Journal of Cell Biology 141(5):1169-1179
  • First author, Isolation and characterization of proteins that interact with STU2p, an essential component of the yeast spindle pole bodies, 1996 (Abstract), Molecular Biology of the Cell (supplement) 7:205a
  • First author, Two yeast genes with similarity to TCP-1 are required for microtubule and actin function in vivo, 1994, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 9I:9111-15
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University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 2005

Cornell University, Ph.D., Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, 1997

Tsinghua University, China, B.S., Biological Science and Biotechnology, 1991