Judy He



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2017, Managing Editor of Iowa Law Review, Vol. 102

B.A., Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2014, with honors

B.B.A., Finance, University of Iowa, 2014, with honors



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Chinese (Mandarin)


Judy He is an attentive advocate for her clients, and her background in chemistry and finance helps her pinpoint where science meets business. Her practice focuses on pharmaceutical Hatch-Waxman litigation in federal courts, such as the District of Delaware and the District of New Jersey, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Judy’s experience spans from pre-litigation analysis to pre-trial activities, including fact and expert discovery, motions practice, claim construction briefings, Markman hearings, and summary judgment motions. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has represented clients from Mainland China in U.S. proceedings.

Judy believes in helping those in need, and she has an active pro bono practice. She handles cases involving immigration and family law, and she has experience with preparing asylum applications, drafting affidavits, assisting with SIJS matters, and representing clients via both in-person and remote hearings. 

Professional and Community Activities

  • Co-Chair, Membership, Women in Bio, Chicago Chapter
  • Vice Chair and Membership Chair, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Young Professionals Board
  • Pro Bono Task Force, American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Litigation
  • Amicus Briefs Committee, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
  • Annual Dinner Committee, Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP)
  • Litigation Committee and Women in IP Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)


Selected Speeches and Publications

  • “Filing Considerations for PTAB Petitions on Biologic Patents Relating to COVID-19,” co-author, Life Science Leader, March 1, 2021.
  • USPTO et al. v. Booking.com B.V., 140 S. Ct. 2298 (2020), co-author, amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, February 19, 2020.
  • “Reconsidering Parodies in the Eighth Circuit,” author, 102 IOWA L. REV. 317, 2016.

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