Patience Ren

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2013)
  • Stanford University, Ph.D., Biological Sciences (2007)
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., magna cum laude (2000)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 66,432)
  • Federal District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • All California State Courts

Patience Ren is a licensed patent attorney who focuses on complex patent disputes encompassing a wide range of industries including mobile device technologies, clean energy, biotechnologies, and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Holland Law, Patience was a patent litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and clerked for the Hon. Beth Labson Freeman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  She had also previously worked at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as a litigation associate.  Prior to law school, Patience was a patent agent at Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP, where she prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the fields of molecular array technology, enzyme engineering, and bioinformatics.

Before entering the legal field, Patience studied protein misfolding and its relationship to neurodegenerative diseases when she was a doctoral student at Stanford University.  Patience applies her background as a scientist to analyze legal issues, and provide creative solutions specific to highly technical subject matter.

Notable Engagements

  • Represented a startup mobile application company in a patent infringement suit against a competitor in the television and entertainment space.
  • Defended a GPS-technology company in a patent infringement suit.
  • Represented top international pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement disputes involving biologic and small molecule drugs.
  • Defended a biotechnology company against its major competitor in a patent infringement suit involving chemical research reagents.
  • Represented a protein engineering company in a patent and trade secret dispute with a competitor.
  • Represented a global trading firm against major banks in civil suits involving mortgage-backed securities.
  • Counseled a startup publishing company on copyright ownership of films and educational materials and related license negotiations.
  • Represented a medical device company in a case involving claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2013)
  • Stanford University, Ph.D., Biological Sciences (2007)
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., magna cum laude (2000)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 66,432)
  • Federal District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • All California State Courts