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Chao Qi Joins Theodora Oringher PC


Theodora Oringher is pleased to welcome Chao Qi as an associate attorney in the Firm’s Orange County Office on Monday, October 14.

Dr. Chao Qi is an associate in the Orange County office of Theodora Oringher PC, where his practice focuses on patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling, licensing, and litigation for clients in the information technology, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

During his doctoral studies, Chao gained extensive research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, genetics, and behavioral psychology. His doctoral research focused on using animal models to identify novel drug targets for the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders and depression. Before attending graduate school, he was a research intern in several private laboratories, including a small biotechnology company specializing in creating rapid medical diagnostic and healthcare products. In addition, Chao is fluent in several programming and scripting languages.

Chao received his J.D. in 2015 from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, his M.B.A. in 2015 from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his B.S. in 2004 from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Theodora Oringher, Chao was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in San Diego.