Hai Han, Ph.D.

Hai Han focuses her practice on U.S. and foreign chemical and pharmaceutical patent matters with a special emphasis on small molecules.

Hai represents many innovators in the life sciences: start-ups, clinical-stage companies, academic institutions, and international corporations. With a Ph.D. in chemistry from Brown University, she's deeply versed in pharmaceuticals, polymer science, nanotechnology, cleantech, medical devices, and biotechnology. She is particularly experienced in chemical-related inventions that involve small molecules and pharmaceutical formulations.

As an attorney, Hai guides her clients toward IP strategies which advance their business objectives. She grows global patent portfolios for business ranging from cutting-edge biomedical start-ups to established international corporations. With her 20 years of experience she advises clients on every aspect of IP management, from questions about patentability to life-cycle planning, budgeting, due diligence, and strategy. She has counseled clients on license, joint venture, co-development and sponsored research agreements. She has represented both patent owners and petitioners in post-grant and appeal proceedings.  

A fluent native Mandarin speaker, Hai represents a variety of clients in Asia, with a particular focus on China. 


University of Washington School of Law - J.D. 2003
Brown University - Organic and Physical Organic Chemistry - Ph.D. 1997
Peking University (China) - Chemistry - B.S. 1992

Hai is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar (2003).


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Honors & Awards

Selected to Washington Rising Stars®, 2010-2012