Director, Chinese IP Resource Center
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
BS, University of Houston
JD, The John Marshall Law School
Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan is the director of the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center and handles all aspects of Center's activities, including but not limited to, administering educational programs relating to U.S. and Chinese intellectual property rights, developing educational programs relating to U.S. and Chinese intellectual property rights, coordinating programs between The John Marshall Law School and many partners in China, including the State Intellectual Property Office and managing the China IP summer program in cooperation with China Intellectual Property Training Center, Beijing.
Yuan is also an adjunct professor and senior counsel at Loeb & Loeb LLC. He brings over 10 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. In his practice, he prepares and prosecutes the firm's U.S. clients' patent applications and prosecuted the corresponding foreign (EP, CN, NZ, AU, IL, etc.) patent applications relating to electronics, computer systems, software systems, and business methods, including media processing, telecommunication systems, search engines, database structures, operating systems, business management applications, data security and electronic medical devices, mobile devices, online social networks, web mash-up programming, mechanical technologies, and chemical technologies. He authors patentability opinions and non-infringement/freedom-to-operate opinions, advises U.S. clients on Chinese patent law issues, advised Chinese/Taiwanese clients on U.S. IP laws, patent infringement litigation before the U.S. District Court, ITC proceedings, re-examination proceeding before the USPTO, and practices appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Yuan teaches a variety of practical patent courses at the John Marshall, including Intellectual Property Survey (patent portion), Patent Attorney Opinions, Patent Planning and Practice, Advanced Patent Clinic, Patent Office Practice, US Patent Fundamentals and IP Management. He is also an editor for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal between 2013-2015. His research focuses on a wide range of IP topics, including US patent law, patent preparation/prosecution and American and Chinese comparative IP laws.
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