Cecilia Choy, PhD, focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and transactional matters.
Prior to joining the Firm, Cecilia conducted research in the neurosurgery department at the City of Hope Cancer Center for her PhD. Her research focused on the interactions between the brain microenvironment and breast cancer cells that metastasized to the brain.
During law school, Cecilia obtained her patent registration number, completed an externship for the Central District of California’s Patent Pilot Program, and served as the UCI Law student representative for alumni relations.
Since joining the firm, Cecilia has been involved on patent infringement litigation matters focused in the life sciences field. Her experiences also include freedom-to-operate and design-around patent reviews of laboratory research tools, antibodies, and medical devices. She is also involved in due diligence work, reviewing intellectual property portfolios and related agreements.
Cecilia also devotes time to pro bono matters, including those related to asylum cases and the California Innocence Project. She has also volunteered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2011.
University of California, Irvine School of Law, JD, 2019
City of Hope Graduate School of Biological Sciences, PhD in Biological Sciences, 2015
University of Buffalo, SUNY, MS in Natural Sciences, 2011
University of California, Los Angeles, BS in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, 2008
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