Cai, Yu Ph.D.

One East WashingtonSuite 1200Phoenix, AZ 85004

Updated: 07/05/2016

Overview

Yu Cai has a unique understanding of how the life sciences and technology industries intersect in today's competitive business world. Both a Ph.D. and an attorney, Yu works closely with businesses as well as universities and research institutes to assist them with patent procurement, counseling, planning, and patent portfolio management. Fluent in Mandarin, Yu also assists clients on international matters relating to patents, litigation, and corporate transactions that require not only her...

More

Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Patent Prosecution

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2009
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Science & Technology Law Section, Business Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association (Scholarship Selection Committee)
  • Arizona BioIndustry Association (Algae Workgroup Sub-committee)
  • China-U.S. Conference on Workforce Development Steering Committee

Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America┬«, 2013
  • Biotechnology Law, 2014

Classes and Seminars

  • Intellectual Property Rights in China, ASU Center of Law Science & Innovation, Presenter, - 2010

Education

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, 2009
    J.D.
    Honors: Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
    Honors: Dean's Award
    Honors: Arizona Asian American Bar Association 2009 Thomas Tang Law Scholarship
    Law Journal: Jurimetrics, the Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Production Editor
  • University of Arizona, 2006
    Ph.D.
    Major: Plant Sciences and Genetics
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2000
    M.S.
    Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1997
    B.A.
    Major: Biochemistry Engineering

Articles

Published Works

  • A Dominant Mutation in mop2, One of Three Second-Largest Subunits of a Plant-Specific RNA Polymerase, Disrupts Multiple siRNA Silencing Processes, (Co-Author), PLoS Genetics 5(11): e1000725. doi: 10.1371/Journal.Pgen. 1000725, 2009
  • Ethical Implications of Epigenetic Research, (Co-Author), Nature Reviews Genetics, April, 2009
  • The Ghost in Our Genes: Legal and Ethical Implications of Epigenetics, (Co-Author), Heath Matrix, 2009
  • Using Hindsight in Determining Patent Obviousness: Observations on PharmaStem v. ViaCell Jurimetrics, 2008
  • Molecular Characterization of mop2, a Gene Required for Epigenetic Silencing, Dissertation, 2006
  • Insight into a maize 29-cM highly syntenic region to rice revealed by BAC skim sequencing, Presenter, 2006
  • VdNEP, an Elicitor from Verticillium dahlia, Induces Cotton Plant Wilting, (Co-Author), Appl Environ Microbiol, 2004
  • A cDNA Clone for beta-caryophyllene Synthase from Artemisia Annua, (Co-Author), Phytochemistry, 2002

Office Information

Address

One East WashingtonSuite 1200Phoenix, AZ 85004

Fax

  • 602-264-7033

Email

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our West Legal Directory disclaimers. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Map Location

Please enable JavaScript to view the map.

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?