Irene Chu is an IP paralegal with experience in all aspects of US and foreign patent prosecution. Irene assists Alliance IP in all stages of the prosecution process, including managing patent office filings and internal document processes throughout prosecution, reviewing and processing correspondence from the USPTO, monitoring official and internal deadlines, proof-reading patents upon issuance, handling the payment of maintenance fees, and corresponding with clients throughout.
Irene has overseen the intake of several patent portfolio transfers at Alliance IP, compiling all the necessary information efficiently for her attorney team to take over prosecution as quickly and smoothly as possible, and ensuring that the client can make a seamless transition from another law firm. She has also coordinated with a network of patent professionals around the globe to assist clients in obtaining patent protection in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Prior to joining Alliance IP, Irene was at a large multi-national law firm with an established practice in intellectual property. There, Irene worked with a cross-country team to help manage patent portfolios for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and participated in training new department hires.
Irene graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Rhetoric. She has further completed the Paralegal Certificate Program from Southern Methodist University.