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An P. Doan


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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 2006); Yale University (B.S. in Electrical Engineering with distinction 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

An Doan practices intellectual property law with emphasis on technology transactions involving the development and transfer of intellectual property rights. She advises clients on structuring, drafting, and negotiating IP development agreements (e.g., strategic alliance, joint venture, joint development, collaboration, and research agreements); IP commercialization and license agreements; and services, supply, manufacturing, OEM, reseller, and distribution arrangements, among other complex technology transactions. An also represents buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, counseling on intellectual property matters including due diligence, and transitional arrangements. She has extensive experience in the computer hardware and software, education, and energy industries.

An also represents clients in patent litigations in federal courts and in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO. She has represented companies in patent cases relating to a variety of technologies, including semiconductor circuitry, fabrication, and packaging, GPS, display systems, image and video compression, signal processing, and smart cards. An has significant experience handling all stages of patent litigation, including developing and executing case strategies, managing discovery, preparing infringement and invalidity contentions, taking and defending depositions and preparing witnesses, drafting expert reports and dispositive motions, arguing motions, and preparing post-trial briefs.

In 2016, An spent most of the year at a Firm client, Chevron Corporation, providing legal support to Chevron Technology Marketing (TEMA) — the commercialization center for Chevron's hydrocracking and refinery technology. In her capacity as TEMA's corporate counsel, An handled all legal matters for TEMA, including advising the business team on structuring commercial relationships, preparing and negotiating commercial and technology contracts, and counseling on corporate governance issues.

An Doan