Dr. Qian Huang Joins Venable’s Intellectual Property Division in Washington, DC

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Washington, DC (June 14 , 2021) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Qian Huang has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Division in the Washington, DC office. Dr. Huang advises major players in different technology sectors in patent procurement, patent litigation, and patent transaction matters.

An experienced attorney with a solid technical background, Dr. Huang represents clients in patent litigation, patenting strategy, opinions, freedom to operate, and IP due diligence in business transactions. She also handles post-grant proceedings. Her technical and legal proficiencies coupled with her bilingual capabilities in English and Mandarin provide tremendous value to her clients. Dr. Huang is a veteran in various emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and big data analytics. She specialized in AI in her doctorate program and subsequently performed research at multiple scientific development companies in AI and various applications, including multimedia, medical information analytics, surveillance, and driverless vehicles. Dr. Huang calls upon this experience to provide highly valued legal services to high tech clients in these emerging fields.

Brian L. Klock, chair of Venable's Patent Prosecution and Counseling – Technology Group, said, “Qian’s practical understanding of various emerging technologies and exceptional command of the legal issues facing these sectors enable her to provide the strategic and well-rounded counsel clients expect when they come to Venable. We are thrilled to have her join our team.”

Commenting on her move to Venable, Dr. Huang said, “Venable offers a wonderful hybrid between the technical depth of an intellectual property boutique and the wide-reaching resources of a national firm. I look forward to utilizing this platform to support my practice.”

Dr. Huang received her J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2005, her Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Michigan State University in 1994, and her M.S. in software engineering from Kansas State University in 1989.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including in California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable, which is celebrating its 121st anniversary, advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit https://www.venable.com/.