Stephanie Kwan's practice focuses on intellectual property issues, with a primary focus on patent procurement and patent portfolio development. In particular, her experience includes patent application drafting, patent procurement, analysis, due diligence, and opinions. She also has experience with drafting agreements, litigation support, and negotiating intellectual property transactions.
Prior to Kwan & Olynick LLP, Ms. Kwan worked at a large international law firm and a mid-sized patent boutique. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable William B. Shubb, former Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Her technical background includes structure and properties of engineering materials, geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics, structural analysis, structural design, and software. She has represented clients in technology areas including actuators, materials testing, semiconductor processing, wireless networking, software, gaming machines, medical devices, and precision machining.
She co-authored an article on construction and project management entitled, "Fast-tracking's impact on project change," Project management journal, v. 29, no. 4 (Dec. 1998), p. 35-41.
B.S., U.C. Berkeley, College of Engineering, with high honors, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law, Prosser Prize in Intellectual Property Transactions, Legal Writing Award for Excellence
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office