Yu Lu, Ph.D.


265 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110

Dr. Lu focuses his practice on strategic patent portfolio development and management for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies, as well as leading academic institutions. Dr. Lu has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in fields including chemistry, renewable energy, genetics, cell biology, immunology, RNA interference, drug delivery, stem cell, pharmaceuticals, and medical device.

Dr. Lu also advises clients on matters relating to technology transfer and licensing, product clearance including patent landscape analysis and freedom-to-operate, non-infringement and/or invalidity opinions, patentability analysis, and due diligence investigations.

Prior to starting his legal career at a global law firm as a patent agent and then a patent attorney, Dr. Lu was a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, after completing his Ph.D. training in the Cell & Developmental Biology Program at Harvard University in 1999. His research has led to the publication of multiple scientific articles in journals such as Genes & Development, Nature Medicine, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., Mol. Cell. Biol., and Oncogene. Dr. Lu received his B.Sc. in Genetics and Genetic Engineering from Fudan University (Shanghai, China), and graduated No. 1 in his undergraduate class. He was awarded the Excellent Undergraduate Student Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government in 1990.


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, cum laude, 2006
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Cell and Molecular Biology, 1999
  • B.Sc., Fudan University, (Shanghai), Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Highest Distinction, 1990

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Massachusetts, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office