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Vivian Y. Tian* Patent Agent

With a degree in chemical engineering and intern experience at one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Vivian Tian assists companies in the biologic, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with patent prosecution and patent litigation matters.

Ms. Tian was previously a summer associate at Rothwell Figg where she assisted litigation teams in researching legal matters and preparing for client meetings and conducted patent landscape reviews for provisional patent applications. She spent another summer of law school at a law firm in South Carolina where she prepared instruction letters to foreign associates in response to international patent office actions and researched and drafted claims in various fields of art. Her experience also includes time at the Google Legal Summer Institute as a Google Legal Scholar where she performed hands-on claim analysis for computer science patent applications; Boehringer Ingelheim as a Summer Intern where she conducted research in the field of cellular biology; and the Johnson Group at MIT as an undergraduate researcher where she researched surface modification methods.

Ms. Tian received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. She was an associate editor at the AIPLA Quarterly Journal, a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and a member of the Mock Trial Board. During the 1L Mock Trial Competition she was a semi-finalist. She earned her S.B. in chemical engineering with a minor in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is fluent conversationally in Mandarin Chinese.

*Not admitted to the D.C. Bar

Publications & Presentations

Vivian Tian, Note, Patents in the New Tax Regime: Revising the Capital Gain Carve-out, 47 AIPLA Q.J 609 (2019).