Alessa Yin-Chen Hwang

Associate | Palo Alto | (650) 813-4118
(650) 813-4118

Alessa Y. Hwang is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. She represents clients in patent litigation involving a range of technologies, including water treatment products, haptics, universal infrared remote controls, and GPS products. Her work includes developing invalidity and infringement reports with experts, drafting claim construction briefs, and taking and defending depositions.

Ms. Hwang also maintains an active pro bono practice. For example, she successfully argued for a series of quiet title grants for a non-profit land trust dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of open space in San Mateo County.

Ms. Hwang earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where she was an executive editor of the California Law Review. During law school, she served as a judicial intern for Judge Lucy Haeran Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Nathan Mihara of the Sixth District of the California Courts of Appeal. She earned her B.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University, where she worked in a laboratory that studies the molecular mechanisms of neural circuit assembly.

Ms. Hwang is admitted to practice in the state of California.

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