Joan (Qiong) Wang, Ph.D. (Qiong)

Associate / Dallas Metro Office

Bringing nearly a decade of experience in patent law and a deep understanding of complex technology and business, Dr. Joan Wang dedicates herself to delivering high quality, efficient service to clients ranging from universities and not-for-profit organizations to emerging companies and global enterprises.  Clients value her avid enthusiasm for their innovations and her hands-on approach to working directly with in-house counsel and scientists to safeguard their technology.

Joan has obtained patent protection across a range of technology areas, including diagnostics, therapeutics, stem cells, medical devices, health information technology, software, e-commerce and alternative energy.  With a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, and with prolific research experience, Joan is particularly adept in the challenging biotechnology and biopharma sphere.  She also has extensive experience in patent portfolio management and counseling, domestic and worldwide patent procurement, and patent due diligence assessments.

Representative Matters

  • Joan has significant experience in patent procurement and developing international patent portfolios, including drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, drafting appeal briefs, and conducting examiner interviews.
  • Joan has conducted extensive due diligence assessments for her clients, including drafting freedom to operate opinions, identifying potential competitors and licensing opportunities, and counseling clients to identify possible risks and formulate strategies to avoid such risks.



  • “Chapter 6, Regulation of Photoresponses by Phosphorylation,” in Visual Transduction and Non-Visual Light Perception, Humana Press, p. 125–140 (Joyce Tombran-Tink & Colin J. Barnstable, eds.), 2008
  • “Biochemical Characterization of RGS9-1,” in Signal Transduction in the Retina (Methods in Signal Transduction Series), CRC Press, p. 99–121 (Steven J. Fliesler & Oleg G. Kisselev eds.), 2007


During law school, Joan interned for the Honorable Judge Lee Yeakel in the Western District Court, organized an intellectual property symposium and edited journal papers for the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, served as an officer in the Asian Law Student Association and the Intellectual Property Law Student Association, and represented clients in the Children’s Rights Clinic. She also enjoyed competing in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition.

Honors & Distinctions

  • University of Texas School of Law, Dean’s Achievement Award in Patent Law, 2013
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President’s Award, 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, IP Section’s Women and Minority Scholarship, 2013


  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section


  • Chinese (Mandarin)


J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2014

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2007

B.S., Biology, Beijing Normal University, 2002

Bar & Court Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office