Patent office proceedings
Patent strategy & counseling
ICT & software
Candy K.Y. Chen is a partner and head of the international patent department at Tsai Lee & Chen. She is a professional engineer, registered Taiwan patent attorney and a registered US patent agent.
Ms. Chen specializes in technology-related intellectual property, in particular patent prosecution and invalidation for mechanical, automation and software-related inventions, as well as industrial designs.
She is also proficient in administrative litigation proceedings. Ms. Chen has assisted many Fortune 500 corporations in filing and managing their large patent portfolios, as well as providing legal consultations on validity of patent rights.
Ms. Chen received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and her master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also received an LL.M. degree in Taiwan.
Ms. Chen was a member of the Patent Examination Quality Advisory Committee convened by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) during 2011-2018. She is also a member of the Board of International Council of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the IP Owners Association (IPO), as well as an Independent Member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She used to lecture in IP workshops and as well be an author for TIPO’s teaching materials.