Brandon A. Chan, Ph.D.


  • Brandon A. Chan, Ph.D.
  • Phone: +1 212 471 1868

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086
  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Brandon A. Chan is a patent attorney at New York office of Duane Morris LLP and represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. Dr. Chan prepares and prosecutes patent applications in technologies ranging from biotechnology and chemistry to pharmaceuticals and design. In addition, he counsels clients regarding freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and non-infringement. Further, he assists clients in obtaining trademark protection and in protecting their intellectual property rights against allegations of infringement.

In 2009, Dr. Chan received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan and in 2016, he received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Louisiana State University. Prior to attending law school, he participated in academic research focusing on the synthesis and characterization of biopolymers. He is a co-author on a number of peer-reviewed publications and a co-inventor on U.S. Patent No. 10,519,278 drawn to methods of polymerizing polypeptides.

While in law school, Dr. Chan served as Senior Managing Editor of the Michigan State Law Review as well as participated in the International Patent Drafting Competition. In 2019, he received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and joined Duane Morris in September of that year.

Dr. Chan is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019
    - Senior Managing Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  • Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 2016
  • University of Michigan, B.S., Chemistry, 2009


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2019-present

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Judge, Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, 2022 and 2023
  • Volunteer Judge, Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition, 2022

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Review Board for the Food and Drug Law Journal Vol. 77, Issue 4, 2022

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Career Panel, 2023 Gulf Coast Polymer Conference, December 2, 2023
  • Panelist, Career Panel, 2022 Applied Polymer Technology Extension Consortium, November 9, 2022 
  • Speaker, "More Than Just a Journal Article: Exploring Copyrights Behind Academic Publishing," American Chemical Society Fall 2021 National Meeting, August 24, 2021
  • Speaker, "Alternative Career Paths: A World Outside the Lab," 2020 TAAB Virtual Symposium, Taiwanese American Association of Biotechnology, Webinar, November 21, 2020
  • Speaker, "Lab Bench to Bar: Career Paths in Patent Law," Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar, Lousiana State University Department of Chemistry, Webinar, November 18, 2020
  • Presenter, "Tensions Between Nonobviousness and Written Description in U.S. Patent Law," Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, October 27, 2020