Lucian is the co-chair of the firm’s IP department, where he practices a broad range of commercial and intellectual property law spanning multiple technology areas, with an emphasis on complex high tech, pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent and trademark litigation, IP transactions, due diligence and contract negotiations.

He has two decades of experience representing clients in multibillion-dollar patent and trademark litigation cases involving products as varied as computer software, antifungals, antibiotics, personal electronics, and cholinesterase inhibitors. His extensive involvement in all aspects of IP litigation spans counseling clients and initiating litigation, through to both bench and jury trials, including numerous Hatch-Waxman cases.

Lucian also has significant experience in preparing pre-suit investigations, non-infringement opinions, licensing and settlement agreements and intellectual property due diligence. In addition, he counsels clients regarding trademark and copyright disputes, and prepares and prosecutes patent, trademark, design patent and copyright applications. He also represents scientists and professors before institutional boards, in administrative hearings and in litigation.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Lucian was Founding Editor-in-Chief of BioProcessing, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the industrial biotechnology industry. His long journalism career includes experience as Associate Managing Editor of Genetic Engineering News, the leading trade publication of the biotechnology field, as well as Managing Director and Editor for a group of science websites in the VerticalNet e-commerce family.  He remains on the board of the journal Biotechnology Law Report, for which he also served as Editor-in Chief.


Chen, L.C., Biosimilar Companies Chipping Away at Humira, but No Death Knells Yet. Biotechnology Law Report, 36(3): 75-77 (2017).
Chen, L.C., After Two Years, Alice Is Still Stifling Life Sciences Patents; But the Tide May Be Shifting at the Federal Circuit. Biotechnology Law Report, 35(5): 239-244 (2016).
Chen, L.C., Clarity Emerging on Personal Jurisdiction in Pharma and Biologics Litigation. Biotechnology Law Report, 35(2): 55-59 (2016).
Sharrott, D. and Chen, L.C., Patenting Nanotech Inventions: Strategic Early Positioning May Protect Portfolio Once Litigation Emerges. Industrial Biotechnology; 1:3: 153 (2005).
Slater, B. and Chen, L.C., Enablement in the Spotlight: Federal Circuit applied foreseeability standard for biotech patents. National Law Journal; June 16, 2003.
Chen, L.C., Chemdex Closing, Shifts E-Marketplace Picture. Genetic Engineering News; 21:1: 12 (2001).
Chen, L.C., Mass Spec Leads News from PittCon: Life Scientists Welcome Increased Data. Genetic Engineering News; 20:7: 12 (2000).
Chen, L.C., PE and HP to Divide Operations: Both Realignments Will Allow the Companies to Focus on Core Business. Genetic Engineering News; 19:7: 11 (1999).
Chen, L.C., O.J. Simpson Case Sparks a Flurry of Interest in DNA Fingerprinting Methods. Genetic Engineering News; 14:14: 1 (1994).
Chen, L.C., Transgenic Mice Surge Toward Acceptance in the Marketplace. Genetic Engineering News; 13:19: 1 (1993).
Chakravarthy, A., Chen, L.C., Mehta, D., and Hamburger, A.W., Modulation of epidermal growth factor receptors by gamma interferon in a breast cancer cell line. Anticancer Research; 11: 347 352 (1991).
Hamburger, A.W., Mehta, D., Pinnamaneni, G., Chen, L.C., Reid, Y., Density dependent regulation of epidermal growth factor receptor expression. Pathobiology; 59: 329 334 (1991).
Corin, S.J., Chen, L.C., and Hamburger, A.W., Enhancement of anchorage independent growth of a human adrenal carcinoma cell line by endogenously produced basic fibroblast growth factor. International Journal of Cancer; 46: 516 521 (1990).

Bar Admissions

New York
United States Patent & Trademark Office
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


B.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.P.H., Columbia University
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law