Christopher Y. Chan
Christopher Chan focuses his practice on patent litigation before U.S. district courts. He has handled numerous infringement matters covering pharmaceuticals with a special emphasis on Paragraph IV Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) disputes in Hatch-Waxman litigation.
Mr. Chan also counsels clients on a wide variety of patent matters, including licensing and patent procurement strategies. He has written opinions of counsel and has assisted clients in settling disputes without litigation. He has also prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications.
While attending law school, Mr. Chan worked as an intellectual property law clerk for the Bridgestone Americas Holding Corporation, and was a summer associate for Finnegan.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Chan worked as an epidemiology intern for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health focusing on varicella and as a research assistant at the Cancer Research Center of the University of Hawaii studying psychosocial oncology. Mr. Chan also worked for several years as an international business consultant focusing on pharmaceutical incentive compensation systems and business outsourcing to India.
- In re Armodafinil Patent Litigation (D.Del.). Represented Cephalon against several generic companies in ANDA multi-district litigation pertaining to Nuvigil® (armodafinil), a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness.
- Wyeth v. Apotex (S.D. Fl.); Wyeth v. Mylan (N.D. W.Va.); Wyeth v. Sandoz (E.D.N.C.); and Wyeth v. Impax (D. Del.). Represented Wyeth against several generic companies in ANDA district court litigations involving Effexor XR® (extended release venlafaxine hydrochloride), a treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.
- Prosecuted provisional patent applications for marine based oil spill cleanup technology.
- Drafted contract and licensing opinions for a porous titanium medical device company and other medical device companies.
- Represented pro bono client in litigations regarding child custody and domestic violence issues before the D.C. Superior Court.
- Wages v. United States (U.S. Sup. Ct.). Assisted in the pro bono filing of a Supreme Court writ of certiorari.
- Served in multiple leadership positions at the firm including the diversity committee and sits on the firm's associate advisory committee, 2010-present.
- Helped establish the first D.C. immigration law advice and referral clinic to provide assistance to Asian Pacific language speaking residents in the D.C. metro area.
- Served as an extern for the Honorable Deborah L. Cook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2005.
- Honored by Georgetown Law School Asian Pacific Law Students Association at their annual Trailblazers Reception, 2011.
- Appointed to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (awaiting confirmation by D.C. Council).
- Awarded the bid for the 2012 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention to be in Washington, D.C. after co-leading the presentation and pitch before the NAPABA Board of Governors.
- Served on the American Bar Association Law Student Division Board of Governors as the Sixth Circuit Governor representing the 18 law schools of Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. Under his leadership, his circuit was awarded the Circuit of the Year and he was bestowed the ABA’s Silver Key Award, 2005-2006.
- Received CALI award for the highest marks in patent prosecution, 2007.
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC Area (president-elect, 2011-present; vice president, 2010-2011)
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (president, 2009-2010; treasurer 2008-2009)
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (host committee co-chair, NAPABA Convention, Washington, D.C., 2012)
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association