Charles An is an associate patent attorney focusing on design patent preparation and prosecution. Prior to joining the Firm as a full-time associate, he worked as a summer intern, assisting in the preparation of an amicus curiae brief that was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in the notorious Apple v. Samsung. The case involved the significant issue of design patent damages under 35 U.S.C. § 289.
While pursuing an undergraduate degree in biology, Charles gained firsthand experience in the healthcare field as a research associate, certified EMT-B, and volunteer Emergency Department Technician at the George Washington University Hospital. During law school, he was a member of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and interned with the Office of the General Counsel at the United States International Trade Commission, where his focus was on Section 337 violations involving both patents and trademarks.
He received his B.S. in Biology at the George Washington University in 2012, where he later also received his Juris Doctor. In between those two degrees, Charles earned an M.M.S. at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, where he garnered the Dean’s Leadership Award.