Office of General Counsel
Robin C. Chiang
Patent Attorney, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Robin joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Patent Attorney in 2007. His prior legal experience includes working as an in-house patent counsel for a publicly held biotech company and as an associate in a prominent Washington D.C.-based intellectual property law firm where, among other accomplishments, he successfully prepared and prosecuted patent applications covering treatments for genetic disorders that have reached combined annual net sales of over $250 million.
Robin prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, cleantech, and chemistry in addition to preparing legal opinions and conducting intellectual property due diligence. He also serves as the lead patent counsel for inventions arising out of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center drawing on the expertise and capabilities of Berkeley Lab and other research institutions to advance the development of next generation biofuels.
Robin is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Microbiology & Immunology), the University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D., Microbiology & Molecular Genetics), and the University of Southern California Law School (J.D.). His scientific accomplishments include first authorship of several scientific articles in the peer-reviewed journals Molecular Microbiology and Journal of Bacteriology. He is a member of the California bar and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.