Joey Tsu-Yi Chen

Joey Chen is an associate in the Baltimore Office Commercial Litigation Practice and a member of the firm’s Construction and Life Sciences practice groups.  Joey has experience representing clients in various commercial disputes, with a particular focus on complex construction litigation and patent and other intellectual property matters.  He has also represented clients in general commercial litigation.

Joey has an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and a Master’s degree in Pharmacology.  He has years of technical experience in molecular and cell biology.  He brings his personal background, analytical training, and prior work experience in academia to bear in his practice.

In law school, Joey was a teaching fellow, writing fellow and research assistant. He served on the executive boards of several student organizations and volunteered for the Maryland Katrina Project, where he helped a small business owner recover losses from Hurricane Katrina through the Mississippi Center for Justice.

Joey is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Construction Litigation

  • Assisted large retailer and property owner in litigation against explosives company for damages in connection with the design and construction on a parcel of land in Kilbuck Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
  • Successfully represented landscape and play equipment company in establishing mechanics’ lien against property owner in connection with design and installation of playground equipment
  • Successfully represented large retail property owner in defending against numerous mechanics’ lien actions brought by subcontractors
  • Successfully represented new home developers and municipality in defending against challenge to creation of special taxing district pursuant to construction of residential retirement community

Intellectual Property and Life Sciences

  • Assisted in representing owners of technology patents in patent infringement litigation
  • Assisted in preparing International Application patent filing for individual inventor
  • Prepared Office Action responses on behalf of life science clients pursuant to prosecuting patent applications for certain compounds and methodologies
  • Assisted not-for-profit organization with securing registered copyright protection for organization’s logo
  • Played a substantial role in preparing appellate brief on behalf of flooring manufacturer in connection with copyright infringement dispute before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Assisted in representing medical device company in defending against claims of alleged trademark infringement


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