Janet Tse focuses her practice on patent prosecution across a wide variety of technologies in biotechnology and life sciences, including nanotechnology, microfluidic devices, biomedical devices, diagnostics and treatment methods, precision medicine, personalized medicine, tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery devices/systems, and assay platform technologies. She also assists in patentability analyses and freedom-to-operate assessments.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Janet was a patent agent at Nixon Peabody LLP. She received her doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering at MIT and acquired valuable knowledge and skills in the areas of cell biology and molecular biology from her doctoral research with Dr. Rakesh K. Jain at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Combining experimental and computational methodologies, she focused her doctoral research on studying the effect of mechanical pressure on cancer cell motility with implications for improving strategies for cancer therapies.


  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications in various technical areas such as microfluidic cell culture devices, silk-based biomaterials, hydrogels, carbon nanotube-based filter devices, microneedle-based drug delivery systems, DNA barcode-based assays, precision medicine, tissue scaffolds, and biosensors.
  • Assisted in patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses for various technologies including, for example, beverage formulations, recombinant molecules, and liquid pump dispensers.
  • Assisted in the development and management of patent portfolios, which are licensed to various start-up companies. For example, Janet drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to affinity-based microbe capture and detection technologies for a leading academic institution in Boston, which became founding IP for a start-up company, backed by a public company in the healthcare and medical product industry.
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Trustee Academic Scholar at Suffolk University Law School
  • Dean’s List at Suffolk University Law School
  • Honorable Mention Legal Brief Award from the Legal Practice Section at Suffolk University Law School
  • Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition Team
  • Tau Beta Pi

Blogs

June 2, 2017

Going (Way)back to the Future of Printed Publications



Scientific Publications

Song JW, Daubriac J, Tse JM, Bazou D, Munn LL. (2012) RhoA mediates flow-induced endothelial sprouting in a 3D tissue analogue of angiogenesis. Lab Chip. 7;12(23):5000-6.

Tse JM, Cheng G, Tyrrell JA, Wilcox-Adelman SA, Boucher Y, Jain RK, Munn LL. (2012) Mechanical compression drives cancer cells toward invasive phenotype. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 17;109(3):911-6.

Cheng G, Tse J, Jain RK, Munn LL. (2009) Micro-environmental mechanical stress controls tumor spheroid size and morphology by suppressing proliferation and inducing apoptosis in cancer cells. PLoS One. 4(2):e4632.


Janet enjoys volunteer work and doing agility training with her two miniature Australian Shepherds.

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Janet Tse focuses her practice on patent prosecution across a wide variety of technologies in biotechnology and life sciences, including nanotechnology, microfluidic devices, biomedical devices, diagnostics and treatment methods, precision medicine, personalized medicine, tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery devices/systems, and assay platform technologies. She also assists in patentability analyses and freedom-to-operate assessments.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Janet was a patent agent at Nixon Peabody LLP. She received her doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering at MIT and acquired valuable knowledge and skills in the areas of cell biology and molecular biology from her doctoral research with Dr. Rakesh K. Jain at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Combining experimental and computational methodologies, she focused her doctoral research on studying the effect of mechanical pressure on cancer cell motility with implications for improving strategies for cancer therapies.


  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications in various technical areas such as microfluidic cell culture devices, silk-based biomaterials, hydrogels, carbon nanotube-based filter devices, microneedle-based drug delivery systems, DNA barcode-based assays, precision medicine, tissue scaffolds, and biosensors.
  • Assisted in patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses for various technologies including, for example, beverage formulations, recombinant molecules, and liquid pump dispensers.
  • Assisted in the development and management of patent portfolios, which are licensed to various start-up companies. For example, Janet drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to affinity-based microbe capture and detection technologies for a leading academic institution in Boston, which became founding IP for a start-up company, backed by a public company in the healthcare and medical product industry.
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Trustee Academic Scholar at Suffolk University Law School
  • Dean’s List at Suffolk University Law School
  • Honorable Mention Legal Brief Award from the Legal Practice Section at Suffolk University Law School
  • Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition Team
  • Tau Beta Pi

Scientific Publications

Song JW, Daubriac J, Tse JM, Bazou D, Munn LL. (2012) RhoA mediates flow-induced endothelial sprouting in a 3D tissue analogue of angiogenesis. Lab Chip. 7;12(23):5000-6.

Tse JM, Cheng G, Tyrrell JA, Wilcox-Adelman SA, Boucher Y, Jain RK, Munn LL. (2012) Mechanical compression drives cancer cells toward invasive phenotype. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 17;109(3):911-6.

Cheng G, Tse J, Jain RK, Munn LL. (2009) Micro-environmental mechanical stress controls tumor spheroid size and morphology by suppressing proliferation and inducing apoptosis in cancer cells. PLoS One. 4(2):e4632.

Blogs

June 2, 2017

Going (Way)back to the Future of Printed Publications



Janet enjoys volunteer work and doing agility training with her two miniature Australian Shepherds.