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Laurence Kao

Managing Partner

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Publication / Speech

  • “Cancun and Beyond: Implication of the August 30, 2003 Decision on TRIPS – A Probable Solution to the Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration?”  Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (2006)

  • "Updates on R.O.C. Intellectual Property Court and Related Intellectual Property Act” – a presentation to IP Practice Group (May 24, 2007)

  • “An Introduction to U.S. Patent Law & Litigation” – a presentation to Test Research, Inc. (May 31, 2007)

  • “International Treaties and Organizations relating to Intellectual Properties Rights” – a presentation to Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs R.O.C.  (April, 2008)

  • “How to Manage Litigation Costs through Effective Discovery Strategies” – a presentation to National Chung Cheng University (April 29, 2009)

  • “How to Manage Litigation Costs through Effective Discovery Strategies” – a presentation to Shih Hsin University (August 8, 2009)

  • “The Recent Development of the Doctrine of Inequitable Conduct Under the U.S. Patent Law Regime” National Technology Law Conference (2009)

  • “Introduction to Patent Prosecution in USPTO: "U.S. Patent Specification Writing Practice” – a presentation to Chinese National Federation of Industries (June, 2010)

  • “U.S. Patent Infringement Litigation Practice and Strategy Application” – a presentation to Chinese National Federation of Industries (June, 2010)

  • “Run Away Jury Award? The Recent Development of the U.S. Patent Damages Law Jurisprudence and Effects Thereof” National Technology Law Conference (2010)

  • “Biotechnology Management - Management of Intellectual Property Rights” – a presentation to Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University (May, 2011)

  • “U.S. Patent Application Practice”  - Chinese National Federation of Industries: Training Courses for Patent Engineer (May 24, 2011)

  • “If the product is not sold in the United States, is there a risk of US patents??” - Taipei Bar Association (June 13, 2011)

  • “U.S. Patent Specification Writing Practice“ -Chinese National Federation of Industries: Training Courses for Patent Engineer, Level 2 (June 23, 2011)

  • “U.S. Patent Litigation Practice” - 2011 A Practical Seminar on Patent Strategy Layout and Litigation and Licensing Negotiations in Response to Competition from International Manufacturers (September 7, 2011)

  • “U.S. Patent Specification Writing Practice” - Chinese National Federation of Industries: Training Courses for Patent Engineer (July 17, 2012)

  • “Sale for Importation – A dangerous provision that foreign companies must be aware” - National Technology Law Conference (2012)

  • “Discussion on the development of intellectual property litigation practice in the United States and the impact and response of recent important laws and regulations” - A series of seminars on the strategy and practice of international patent winning with a forward-looking global layout (June 19, 2013)

  • “U.S. Patent Specification Writing Practice” - Chinese National Federation of Industries: Training Courses for Patent Engineer (July 10, 2013)

  • “Personal data protection management”- Science and Industrial Park Administration's 102 Annual Technology and Legal Professionals Training Program (July 21, 2013)

  • “The practice of biotechnology intellectual property rights”-Biotechnology Industry Intellectual Property and Listing Financial Strategy Series Forum (August 10, 2013)

  • “Patent Law and Practical Case Analysis” -Intangible Asset Evaluation Advanced Course (September, 2013)

  • "Challenges and Intellectual Property Facing Taiwan's Biotechnology Industry” - The 60th Anniversary of the Department of Pharmacy, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Biotechnology Industry Summit Forum (November, 2013)

  • "An empirical analysis of the effect of the 'prior user rights' defense on the biotechnology industry under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act" - National Science and Technology Law Symposium (2013)

  • "Technology patent acquisition, attack, and defense" -Ministry of Education Smart Electronics Interdisciplinary Applied Biomedical Electronics Course (December 27. 2013)

  • "Current Situation and Development of Drug Patent Linking System” - Pharmacy Forum Lecture (61st)

Current Position

Senior Consultant, Enlighten Law Group

Senior Consultant, Lotus International Law

​Adjunct Professor, Shanghai International College of Intellectual Property, Tonji University

Adjunct Professor, National Chiao Tung University

Adjunct Professor, Shih Hsin University

Consultant, National Program for Intelligent Electronics

Committee Member, Intellectual Properties Committee of Chinese National Federation of Industries

Mentor, Garage+

Admissions

New York

New Jersey

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

Cornell University, BS (Operation Research and Industrial Engineering & Biology)

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, LLM (Intellectual Property)

Experience

Senior Attorney-at-Law, Eastwind Consultants Co. Ltd.

Attorney-at-Law, Baker & McKenzie
Associate, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, LLP
Vice President, Syncomm Technology Corp., USA
Technology Associate, Credit Suisse First Boston