Emma Chen , J.D.

Patent Attorney


Office: 703.430.5759

Fax: 703.935.1394


Ms. Emma Chen is an attorney licensed in Massachusetts and District of Columbia of the United States. Emma also passed the United States Patent and Trademark Office Registration Exam, and currently has limited recognition to practice before the Patent Office. Emma earned her B.E. degree in materials science from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and her M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Miami University. Emma earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 2014 and her LL.M. in intellectual property and information justice from American University Washington College of Law in 2018.

Emma specializes in fundamental knowledge and frontier technologies in materials science. She worked in Professor Sakamoto’s lab as a research assistant in Michigan State University, experienced in synthesis and processing of ceramic and hydrogel for lithium batteries. After she transferred to Miami University, she worked as a research/teaching assistant in the Department of Chemical, Paper & Biomedical Engineering for Professor Keller, concentrating on synthesis of silicon carbide and teaching undergraduate students chemical and environmental engineering laboratory courses as well as paper making process using modern equipment. 

While earning her J.D. degree, Emma clerked for the Hon. D. Dunbar Livingston in Chelsea District Court, a Massachusetts State Court. Her clerkship duties included conducting legal research and drafting rulings for criminal cases and civil cases, and assisting court to oversee public defenders conforming to court procedures.

During her second summer in Suffolk University Law School, Emma was employed by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts as a student prosecutor, and was assigned to the Lynn District Court where she represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

While studying in law school, Emma developed excellent writing skills. She kept abreast with emerging legal issues. In 2014, Emma participated in the writing competition held by the Boston Patent Law Association and won a second-place prize.

After she graduated from law school, Emma had worked in another IP boutique as an attorney before she started her job at Anova Law Group. She is experienced in patent application and prosecution, trademark applications and prosecutions, copyright registrations, opinion letters, freedom to operate analysis, etc.


LL.M, merit-based scholarship recipient, American University Washington College of Law

J.D., Dean’s List, Suffolk University Law School

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Miami University

B.E., Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia;

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese