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Chinh H. Pham

Chinh H. Pham is Co-Chair of the Emerging Technology Practice and is a registered patent attorney with experience in the strategic creation, implementation and protection of intellectual property rights for high technology and life science clients.

Chinh advises clients, ranging from start-ups to established companies, on the creation and development of patent portfolios through the preparation and filing of patent applications, the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights through licensing and strategic collaboration agreements, and the preparation of invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions. Chinh also counsels clients on IP due diligence through the evaluation of client and competitor portfolios.

Chinh assists startup clients with strategies for leveraging their IP portfolio for high-value commercial opportunities, introducing them to funding sources, either through the venture community or the government, as well as identifying and establishing strategic alliances.


  • Patent prosecution and opinions
  • IP due diligence
  • Technology transfer
  • Strategic business alliances and collaborations
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Nanotechnology
  • Medical, diagnostic devices and systems
  • Video and online gaming
  • Mechanical and electromechanical devices and systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronic commerce
  • Biotechnology
  • Software


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  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars: Boston Patent Stars," 2019-2020
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Prosecution, 2014-2020
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2019-2020
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004-2005, 2014-2020
  • Listed, National Law Journal, "Technology Law Trailblazer," 2019
  • Recognized, "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business," Asian American Business Development Center, 2011
  • Listed, Nanotechnology Law & Business, "Top 10 Intellectual Property Lawyers Influencing Nanotechnology," 2008
  • Boston Museum of Science
    • Member, Board of Trustees
    • Former Chair, Board of Museum Advisors
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Executive Committee Member, 2016-Present
      • Vice President, 2020-Present
      • Treasurer, 2019-2020
      • Secretary, 2017-2018
    • Chair, Life Sciences Industry Group, 2018-2019
    • Council Member, 2014-2017
  • National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
    • Board Member, 2020-2021
    • President, 2019-2020
  • Founder, Nano-Technology and Business Forum
  • Advisory Board Member, Cincinnati Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal
  • Advisory Board Member, Nanotechnology Law & Business
  • Company Mentor, Harvard iLab, Northwestern University’s The Garage, MassChallenge, MassDiGI, Northeastern University’s IDEA, Columbia University, and Boston University
  • Member, Society of Fellows, Boston Bar Foundation
  • Member, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Boston Patent Law Association
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Vietnamese