X. Peter Chen, Ph.D.

Peter Chen's practice includes patent prosecution, litigation and client counseling on patent, trademark and copyright issues. His experience includes advising clients and helping clients procure patents on a broad range of subject matters, including small molecules drug composition, therapeutic antibody and other biologics, chemical synthesis, genetic engineering and medical instrument and device, bioinformatics, method and platform for drug screening and disease detection, vaccines; specialty and natural food product; agricultural biotechnology; nutrition supplement; probiotics; transgenic plant; transgenic animal; gene editing; biomass processing; biofuel; animal feeds; animal nutrition; artificial intelligence.

Peter also advises clients on licensing, patent enforcement and other intellectual property matters. He frequently counsels domestic and foreign companies on strategic IP planning in international business transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, 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.

Example roles and experiences:

  • Assist TOP 10 U.S. and European pharmaceutical companies in patent prosecution and opinion work
  • Assist major U.S. food company in patent prosecution, IP advice and due diligence
  • Assist U.S. agriculture company in building patent portfolio and subsequent acquisition by major European company for more than $100 million
  • Primary outside IP counsel for many start-ups and university spin-out companies involved in biologics, nutrition supplement, medical devices, clinical testing, among others
  • U.S. IP counsel for Chinese, Japanese, European, and Australian companies
  • Assist major universities, hospitals and research institutions in patent prosecution and licensing
  • Serve as U.S. patent counsel for major European chemical company
  • Serve as U.S. patent counsel for major Chinese mobile phone and telecom companies


  • 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

Professional Affiliations

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


  • Arnold & Porter Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • Faegre & Benson Scholarship, 2004-2005
  • Member, Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 2003-2004
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    Suite 200
    Boulder, CO 80301
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Carren Mines

Court Memberships

  • Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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