Gary Yen represents firm clients in intellectual property matters by leveraging his educational background in electrical engineering and his experience in a wide range of technological and creative fields.
Mr. Yen earned his graduate degree at the University of Illinois, where his research focused on optical and semiconductor device fabrication. His thesis was entitled “New Applications for Guided Mode Resonance Filters.” While earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Yen also designed, tested, and developed microplasma devices as a research engineer for Starfire Industries LLC, a plasma technology startup company.
Prior to joining Kenyon, Mr. Yen was a judicial intern for the Honorable Joseph E. Irenas, where he drafted memoranda and opinions on such topics as copyright law and habeas petitions. Before that, he served as a summer associate at an IP law firm where he worked on patent and corporate litigation disputes. As a member of the Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies, Mr. Yen has served with several public service organizations, and was recognized with a Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award while in law school.
Mr. Yen earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught legal writing to first-year law students as an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor. He also served as the Research and Technology Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law, the Technology Chair of Lambda Law, and the President of the Penn Intellectual Property Group.