Joan Wang



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2014, Dean’s Achievement in Patent Law; Symposium Editor and Article Editor, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2007

B.S., Biology, Beijing Normal University, 2002

  • Intern to the Honorable Judge Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas, 2013



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office




Joan Wang takes pride in providing high quality, customized customer service with over a decade of experience in patent procurement and counseling and a solid technical understanding honed by her Ph.D. training in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Joan is a registered patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Austin office of Haynes and Boone. Joan has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a range of technology areas, including biotechnology, diagnostics, biologics, precision medicine, digital health, medical devices (e.g., wound care and microfluidics, etc.), machine learning, software, hardware, and computer networks and devices in the U.S. and worldwide.

Joan regularly engages with inventors and in-house counsel and works closely with clients to maximize intellectual property asset value. She counsels clients on strategic development and management of global patent portfolios and conducts associated patent analyses and due diligence assessments. She relentlessly explores creative strategies to protect her clients’ intellectual property, finding legal and business solutions that benefit her clients and increase their bottom line.

Joan is particularly adept in learning new technology quickly and tackling challenging legal issues. Her experience in patent litigation support and licensing deals further allows her to better navigate complex legal issues, identify potential competition and avoid risks in all stages of the IP life cycle.

Her passion and skills in advising intellectual property issues also stem from her doctoral research experience in generating and studying genetically modified animals and characterizing protein modification and dynamics in living cells using optics.

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