salai@reedsmith.com

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Sharon is a licensed patent attorney with a focus on intellectual property litigation. Her experience in intellectual property matters includes trials involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, and proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Sharon has represented inventors as well as companies accused of infringement in matters dealing with such diverse technologies as semiconductor chip design, flash memory, biotechnology processes (including protein synthesis, DNA purification and PCR), fashion clothing designs, mechanical machines, and clean energy. Sharon has litigated patents covering erythropoietin (EPO), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, rapid algae production for use as food in developing countries, rocket propulsion technology, molecular probes used in amplification, foldable bicycles, portable conveyor belts, water-soluble laundry packets, flash memory devices, and digital currency used in eCommerce.

Awards & Recognition

  • Marcus Award for ambition and love of learning awarded by Syracuse University College of Law 
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for her community outreach work with entrepreneurs in economically depressed neighborhoods awarded by Syracuse University Whitman School of Management 
  • Lead Articles Editor, The Labor Lawyer
  • President, Graduate Student Organization
  • Panasci Business Plan Competition winner for developing a business plan involving innovative RFID tags for use in smart-bags with medical and military applications.
  • National Writing Competition Winner awarded by the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL)

Credentials

  • Syracuse University College of Law, 2006, J.D., cum laude
  • Syracuse University, 2006, MBA
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1999, B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology (Immunology)

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • California

  • Taiwanese
  • Mandarin Chinese