Dr. Shieh-Newton’s practice includes strategic patent counseling, comprehensive portfolio management, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, interferences, and reexamination. She has experience in conducting due diligence assessments for investor financing and for privately held and public companies, freedom to operate analysis and opinions, and patentability and invalidity opinions. She has conducted patent landscape assessments and advised companies seeking to enter markets. In addition, she has worked on several biotechnology patent litigations.
Dr. Shieh-Newton has expertise in stem cells, regenerative medicine, antibodies, biofuels, molecular engineering and systems for production of green technology products, enzymes, vaccines and adjuvants, diagnostics and assays for personalized medicine, cancer therapy, immunological diseases, autoimmune diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease, amongst other subject matters.
Dr. Shieh-Newton works with start-up companies as well as larger companies, including Genentech, Abraxis, Dynavax, and Genencor, a division of Danisco.
Dr. Shieh-Newton received her J.D. from Santa Clara Law School with honors. She received her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Her doctoral research focused on the early immune responses to HIV and SIV infection, in particular the role that natural killer and T cells play at the earliest stages of retroviral infection. Dr. Shieh-Newton was a student fellow in the laboratories of Nobel laureates, Dr. Joseph Goldstein and Dr. Michael Brown, conducting research on farnesylated ras proteins. Dr. Shieh-Newton received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Rice University in Houston, Texas. While at Rice University, Dr. Shieh-Newton conducted research on oxysterols and its metabolism as part of an honors research program.
Dr. Shieh-Newton worked as a patent agent in the patent prosecution group for several years at Morrison & Foerster prior to attending Santa Clara Law School.
Dr. Shieh-Newton is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.