Chunbo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD

Chunbo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD

Senior Attorney

Chunbo (Bonnie) Qin focuses on the preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications in biotechnology. Dr. Qin is also experienced in freedom to operate studies and patentability, non-infringement, and validity opinions. She has prosecuted and investigated patents in various biotechnology areas such as therapeutic protein engineering and production, antibody and vaccine development, medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural biotechnology.

Dr. Qin has extensive technical expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology, as well as a solid scientific background in organic chemistry, immunology, neurology, and pharmacology. Her postdoctoral research at Cornell Medical College focused on the effects of elevated cholesterol levels on macrophage signaling and function, as related to the causation and prevention of heart diseases and certain infectious diseases. Her graduate studies involved cloning, expression, and characterization of novel phospholipases important in signal transduction and lipid metabolism, as well as development of cold- and drought-resistant plants.

While in law school, Dr. Qin served as an Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. She was also a recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award magna cum laude, for her clinical work representing low-income clients in various tax, consumer debt and identity theft cases.

Dr. Qin is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2011, Dean's List
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 2003
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Wuhan University, 1997
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

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