Lei Fang, Ph.D.
||Dr. Lei Fang’s legal practices focus on intellectual property (IP) laws, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of matters. Her clients range from multinational corporations to early-stage entrepreneurial companies, to nonprofit universities and science research institutes.
Direct Dial: 770-709-0080
Lei assists clients in identifying key IPs, developing IP protection strategies, and protecting and enforcing IP rights. She also provides legal opinions on patentability, validity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate (FTO) issues primarily in the life sciences sector related to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices innovations. She also assists clients in IP due diligence and product clearance and development strategies in investment, M&A transactions, and/or technology transferring, licensing and commercialization. With her English and Chinese dual-language skills, Lei is frequently invited to speak on IP issues in the United States and in China, and she represents Chinese clients in various corporate matters and IP protections, enforcements, and defenses (e.g., patent infringement suits before the US courts and ITC 337 investigations) in the United States.
Lei’s scientific and medical career included a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Brigham Women’s Hospital and a senior research associate position at a biotech/pharmaceutical company. She is currently an adjunct professor at Emory University school of Law, teaching a Contract Drafting course.
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, J.D., cum laude
Undergraduate & Graduate School
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Ph.D.
Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China, M.D.
United States Patent & Trademark Office
State of Georgia (Superior Court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court)
Member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
Member of the Association of University Technology Managers, Inc. (AUTM)
Member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Member of National and Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA and GAPABA)
Legal Counsel for local Asian-American non-for-profit organizations (e.g., Asian American Culture and Art Association (AACAA))
Areas of Practice
- Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
- Medical Devices
- Life Sciences
- Trademarks & Designs
- Due Diligence & Product Clearance Analysis
- License & Technology Transfer
- Acquisition & IP Portfolio Management