Yichen Cao, Ph.D.

Associate, Registered Patent Attorney - Boston

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Yichen Cao is an associate and registered patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Boston Office of Foley Hoag. Yichen has drafted and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, materials sciences, chemical engineering, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. He has assisted in the preparation of freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions.  Yichen has also provided assistance in various stages of Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical litigations and IPR proceedings. 

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  • Chicago Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
  • University of Kentucky, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Peking University, B.S., Chemistry


English, Chinese

  • Y. Cao, T.-X. Xiang, and B. D. Anderson, Development of Structure-Lipid Bilayer Permeability Relationships for Small Organic Molecules and Peptides, 5(3) Molecular Pharmaceutics 371-388 (2008).
  • S. S. Rane, Y. Cao, and B. D. Anderson, Quantitative Solubility Relationships and the Effect of Water Uptake in Triglyceride/monoglyceride Microemulsions, 25(5) Pharmaceutical Research, 1158-1174 (2008).
  • Y. Cao, M. Marra, and B. D. Anderson, Predictive Relationships for the Effects of Triglyceride Ester Concentration and Water Uptake on Solubility and Partitioning of Small Molecules into Lipid Vehicles, 93(11) Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2768-2779 (2004).
  • P. A. Koutentis, Y. Chen, Y. Cao, T. P. Best, M. E. Itkis, L. Beer, R. T. Oakley, A. W. Cordes, P. Brock, and R. C. Haddon, Perchlorophenalenyl Radical, 123 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 3864-3871 (2001).
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  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)