Office of General Counsel
Stuart B. Chinn
Patent Attorney, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Stuart joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Patent Attorney in 2011. His prior legal experience includes working as an in-house patent counsel for a publicly held technology company and as a senior associate for Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, where, in addition to successfully preparing and prosecuting patent applications, he performed product clearance investigations and client counseling on patent infringement issues, prepared non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and performed due diligence opinions for mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Stuart works with Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Environmental Energy Technologies Divisions to prepare and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications in the fields of physics, electronics, mechanical systems, biotechnology, computer technology, network technology, nanotechnology, and chemistry. He also serves as lead patent counsel for the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), the largest research program in the U.S. dedicated to the development of an artificial solar-fuel generation technology. Prior to attending law school, Stuart worked for 14 years as a staff engineer in the aerospace industry.
Stuart is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University (B.S., Electronic Engineering), Cal State Long Beach (B.S., Biochemistry), and Loyola Law School (J.D.). He is a member of the California bar and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.