SILICON VALLEY (March 11) Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Yifan Mao to the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Ms. Mao joins the firm as an associate on the Health and Life Sciences Team in the firm’s internationally recognized Intellectual Property Department.

Ms. Mao focuses her practice on patent preparation, prosecution, and related counseling with a concentration in biotechnology.  Prior to joining private practice, Ms. Mao was a Senior Patent Agent with Mendel Biotechnology and was a Senior Research Associate with Genentech.

Ms. Mao earned a J.D., from Santa Clara University School of Law where she served as Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review. She was a recipient for the Best Oral Advocate Award and Cali and Witkin awards for her academic achievements. Ms. Mao worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She received her Master of Science in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Wuhan University in China.  

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