Retirement Congratulations to Dr. Chyau Liang

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Dr. Chyau Liang, named partner of Osha Liang LLP, will be retiring from the firm this month after a long and distinguished career as a scientist, a professor, and an intellectual property attorney.

Dr. Liang received his bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from National Taiwan University in 1977.  After a couple years of working as a pharmacist in Taiwan, he moved to the United States to study at Brown University.  He was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brown in 1984.  After postdoctoral training at Brandeis University, he joined the faculty of biochemistry at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School.  During his time as a professor and researcher, he authored many technical papers published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Biochemistry, and the Encyclopedia of Immunology.

In 1998, Dr. Liang decided to change paths and attend law school.  His professor of patent prosecution in law school was John Osha, who quickly recognized his abilities and invited him to join the firm upon his graduation.  Dr. Liang graduated from law school, cum laude, in 2001 and has been with the firm (which subsequently changed its name to Osha Liang LLP) since that time.  As a patent attorney, Dr. Liang has continued to practice in the biotech area by leading the firm’s biotech practice, and also has worked extensively in the area of complex oilfield tools, using his background in nuclear magnetic resonance.  He was instrumental in the opening of Osha Liang’s office in Hangzhou, China in 2013.

Dr. Liang’s presence in the office as a positive role model will be sorely missed by all of us at Osha Liang.

The firm’s chemical practice will continue to be led by Jeffrey Bergman.  The firm’s biotech practice will be led by Dr. David Forman.