Tina Kao

Technical Advisor and Office Manager

  • Tina Kao
  • Phone: +886 2 8978 2257
    Fax: +886 2 2722 1187

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan
    Foreign Legal Affairs Law Firm
    13F., No. 1, SongGao Road
    Xinyi District
    Taipei City 11073, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Chinese Translation

Tina Kao is a technical advisor for Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Kao assists attorneys with various legal matters with a focus on the prosecution of U.S. patent applications, primarily relating to biotechnology and pharmaceutical inventions. She also has experience with intellectual property management and licensing negotiations.

Ms. Kao previously worked for four years at Medigen Biotechnology Corp. in Taiwan and was responsible for the management of Medigen’s intellectual property portfolio, patent analysis, prior art search, licensing negotiations, technical transfer, general legal affairs, regulatory affairs, product and technology evaluation, market analysis and business development. She also served as the Manager of Operations at ACM Medical Technologies, Inc. (a Medigen subsidiary located in the U.S. and engaged in medical device development) and involved in founding of the company, daily operations, product development, intellectual property management, licensing negotiations, technology transfer, and general legal affairs. In addition, Ms. Kao assisted in managing the intellectual property portfolio of Medigreen Biotechnology Corp. (a Medigen subsidiary located in Taiwan and engaged in the development of new botanical drug formulations).

Ms. Kao earned a B.S. in Pharmacology from University College London, University of London. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property


  • University College London, B.S., Pharmacology, 2000


  • Duane Morris & Selvam Taiwan
    - Technical Advisor/Office Manager, 2017-present
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
    - Office Manager, 2013-2017
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
    - Technical Specialist, 2004-2013
  • Medigen Biotechnology Corp.
    - Deputy Manager, Business Development, 2000-2004

Professional Activities

  • Licensing Executives Society Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
    - Executive Secretary and Treasurer, 2014-present

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "How to Maximize Value from a U.S. Provisional Patent Application," Commercial Times, June 7, 2011