[Ip-health] Fort Mill Times: Santa Clara Law Prof. Colleen Chien Joins White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Fri Sep 13 12:44:29 PDT 2013


Santa Clara Law Prof. Colleen Chien Joins White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy

Friday, Sep. 13, 2013
[image: Colleen

*SANTA CLARA, Calif.,* Sept. 13, 2013 – Santa Clara University School of
Law Associate Professor Colleen Chien has been selected to serve in the
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as senior
advisor for intellectual property and innovation to Todd Park, the U.S.
chief technology officer.

Chien will take a leave of absence from her teaching duties for at least a
year to fulfill her new appointment, which begins Sept. 16.

In her new role, she will advise Park on issues related to intellectual
property and innovation, as well as privacy, open government, and civil
liberties. She will help ensure that OSTP can fulfill its missions to
coordinate science and technology policy across the executive branch and to
provide advice to the president on science and technology policy matters.

"We are extremely proud that the White House has recognized Professor
Chien's immense contributions to the field of patent and technology law,"
said Lisa Kloppenberg, dean of Santa Clara University School of Law. "She
will be greatly missed in the classroom and on campus, but we are certain
the nation will benefit from her service."

Chien brings substantial technical and policy expertise to OSTP, as an
internationally recognized expert in patent law who was recently named one
of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property worldwide by
Managing IP magazine. She has testified before Congress, and has regularly
provided comment and input to the Patent and Trademark Office, Federal
Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice. Prior to entering
academia, Chien practiced law at Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco,
worked as a strategy consultant, and, while a Fulbright Scholar, as an
investigative journalist.

Chien is the daughter of Chinese immigrants, Patsy Feng Chien  and Ronald
Jen-Min Chien, who came to the United States to receive their graduate
school education in information technology. She is married to Dirk Calcoen,
a physician and business advisor, with whom she has two sons.

She received her J.D. from Berkeley School of Law, after graduating from
Stanford University with a B.S. in engineering and a B.A. with distinction
in science, technology, and society, as well as with Goldman Honors from
the Institute for International Studies. Her complete bio can be found at

*About Santa Clara University School of Law*
Santa Clara University School of Law, founded in 1911 on the site of
California’s oldest operating higher-education institution, is dedicated to
educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and
social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara
Law offers its 860 students an academically rigorous program, including
graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law;
combined J.D./MBA degree; and certificates in intellectual property law,
international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara
Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley, and is
distinguished nationally for our top-ranked program in intellectual
property. For more information, see law.scu.edu.

*Media Contact*
Deborah Lohse | SCU Media Relations | dlohse at scu.edu | 408-554-5121

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