Charlene is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer with extensive knowledge of patents and a focus on patent prosecution and assertion matters. She will be honored at the ABA Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting in August in Chicago.
The On the Rise program recognizes ABA young lawyers who exemplify high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. The award is fitting for Charlene, a patent lawyer who works with scientists and engineers at the frontiers of technology.
“Since Charlene joined Haynes Boone three years ago, she has impressed her colleagues and clients at the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices and beyond,” said Jeff Wolfson, partner and chair of the Patent Prosecution Practice Group. “Her deep technical experience equips her to communicate easily with client scientists and engineers, along with her talent for converting engineering language into legally rigorous narratives that support a patent application.”
Charlene counsels clients on complex patent strategies, portfolio development and management in various technological fields, with a particular focus on software, AI and deep learning, semiconductors, integrated circuits, financial service, and network security. She also frequently counsels clients on assertions and licensing disputes, including those involving standard essential patents and wireless technology.
Charlene was included in the 2022 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” directory – a distinction given to attorneys early in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S. She also received the Safe Haven Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Representation of Immigration Equality, a New York based nonprofit organization, in 2016. Her community service work includes moderating a virtual tour of the Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., in May in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.
Before becoming a lawyer, Charlene obtained her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University and was a Gordon Wu fellowship recipient. Her doctoral work focused on stochastic modeling of data networks, and she worked on wireless transmission protocols for ad hoc networks at Bell Labs during graduate school.
Haynes Boone’s Patent Practice Group provides clients with a range of services to protect and profit from their innovative technology. The lawyers routinely handle patent prosecution – filing more than 19,000 applications in the U.S. and abroad in the past five years – and offer sophisticated counseling and portfolio management, as well as representation in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), litigation in federal courts and cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.