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