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Karen Wong

Partner, Intellectual Property, WSGR

Dr. Karen Wong is a life sciences IP partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Her practice includes freedom-to-operate and due-diligence studies, patent preparation and prosecution, opinion work, litigation strategy, and technology licensing. Karen serves as IP counsel to many venture-backed companies, and has worked on numerous major strategic alliance transactions, acquisitions, spin-outs, and IPOs.

Concentrating on cutting-edge biotechnology, Karen focuses her multidisciplinary practice on a combination of molecular biology, optical physics, chemical engineering, pharmacology, molecular diagnostics, and cellular physiology. She has developed technical expertise in DNA-sequencing techniques and instruments, antibody engineering and design, biofuels, drug delivery systems, gene therapies, cancer treatments, and point-of-care diagnostic tools.

Prior to practicing law, Karen conducted doctoral and postdoctoral research at Harvard and Tufts Medical School in molecular biology, cell biology, and physiology.

Karen is a co-founder and board member of BioE2E, which has built one of the largest communities of life sciences entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. A native of Sichuan, China, she is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.