• George Mason University, J.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • East Carolina University School of Medicine, Ph.D., Pharmacology
  • Old Dominion University, B.S., Biochemistry

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Who We Are

Tu Phan-Kerr, Ph.D.

Tu A. Phan-Kerr is an associate at Sughrue Mion and works out of the Washington office. Tu’s ‎practice focuses on worldwide procurement, defense and enforcement of patents in the ‎biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. ‎

Tu's doctoral dissertation research involved construction and use of antisense DNA molecules to ‎target and alter adenosine A1 receptor protein and mRNA expression in the rodent brain ‎associated with ethanol-induced motor incoordination. Tu has reported her results in ‎proceedings throughout the world.‎

Tu's experience includes patent prosecution in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, ‎bioinformatics, organic chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. Tu's experience also extends to the ‎preparation of opinions for infringement and invalidity in the areas of pharmaceuticals and ‎chemistry, and patentability opinions in the area of chemistry and pharmaceuticals‎