Charlene Liu



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2013

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2009

BE, Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2004



New Jersey

New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese (Mandarin)


Dr. Jiaping (Charlene) Liu is an intellectual property lawyer with an extensive knowledge of patents and a focus on patent prosecution and assertion matters. Charlene performs client counseling, portfolio development and management, freedom-to-operate and invalidity/noninfringement analysis in various technological fields, including semiconductors, integrated circuits, software, financial service, mobile technology, telecommunications, network security and medical devices.

Before her legal career, she 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.

Professional Recognition

  • Safe Haven Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Representation of Immigration Equality, a New York based nonprofit organization, 2016

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a leading semiconductor technology company to prosecute and manage a portfolio of more than 500 patents/applications in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • Represented a media service company with a portfolio of more than 1000 patents/applications on licensing and assertion matters.

Some of the above representations were handled by Charlene prior to joining Haynes and Boone.

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