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Chinh H. Pham is a trusted advisor and strategist to emerging and established technology and life science clients. He serves as Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Technology Group and is a registered patent attorney with experience in the strategic creation, implementation and protection of intellectual property rights for clients, including those in the areas of software, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, video gaming, nanotechnologies, medical devices, electro-mechanical devices, telecommunications, data mining, and electronic commerce.

Chinh advises clients, ranging from start-ups to public companies, on the creation, development, and management of patent portfolios, the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights, and identification of risks through intellectual property related opinions. Chinh also counsels clients on IP due diligence through the evaluation of client and competitor portfolios.

In addition, Chinh assists startup clients with strategies for leveraging their IP portfolio for high-value commercial opportunities, and serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures through various incubator and accelerator programs.

Chinh was named to Get Konnected!’s 2023 list of Boston’s 50 Most Influential Asian-American Pacific Islanders. In addition he has been recognized as a “Technology Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, acknowledged as one of the “Top Emerging Tech Lawyer” by TechCrunch, named a leading IP Strategist by IAM Strategy 300, and honored as an “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business," by the Asian American Business Development Center.


  • 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


Recognition & Leadership

  • Finalist, Attorney of the Year, ALM | New England Legal Awards, 2023
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law, 2023-2024
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, M&A/Corporate and Commercial - Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, 2021-2023
    • "Recommended Lawyer," 2023
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2021-2023
  • Selected, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Go To Intellectual Property Lawyers,” 2023
  • Listed, Get Konnected!, “Boston’s 50 Most Influential Asian-American Pacific Islanders (AAPI)," 2023
  • Recipient, National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA), “Trailblazer Award,” 2023
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars: Boston Patent Stars," 2019-2023
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Prosecution, 2014-2023
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2019-2022
  • Listed, Boston magazine, "Top Lawyers - Intellectual Property Rights," 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004-2005, 2014-2022
  • 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
      • President, 2022-Present
      • President-Elect, 2021-2022 
      • Vice President, 2020-2021
      • Treasurer, 2019-2020
      • Secretary, 2017-2018
    • Chair, Life Sciences Industry Group, 2018-2019
    • Council Member, 2014-2017
  • Boston Bar Foundation
    • Trustee, 2021-Present
    • Member, Society of Fellows
  • National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
    • Board Member, 2020-2021
    • President, 2019-2020
  • Company Mentor, Harvard iLab, Northwestern University’s The Garage, MassChallenge, MassDiGI, Northeastern University’s IDEA, Columbia University, and Boston University
  • Founder, Nano-Technology and Business Forum
  • Advisory Board Member, Nanotechnology Law & Business
  • 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


  • 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