August 12, 2013 Articles

Just the Facts on Intellectual-Property Litigation

An IP attorney talks about recent trends and what changes can be expected in the field.

By Young Advocates Committee

An Interview with Tommy Wang


How did you choose to practice in intellectual-property (IP) litigation? Is there anything that or anyone who drew you into this area?
As a trained biochemist and having worked as a clinical researcher at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, I have always had a fascination with science and technology. During the time I worked as a clinical researcher, a mentor of mine, Dr. Paul Lotke, MD (a pioneer orthopaedic surgeon) helped me understand the importance of medical technology and the role patents play in the field. As I discovered these advancements in medical technology, I became more interested in patents and the IP field in general. Eventually, I went to law school to pursue a career in IP law.

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