Jia J. Feng

Intellectual Property & Business Attorney  Portland, OR


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Attorney Bio.

Jia is a registered patent attorney who helps her clients secure and enforce their intellectual property rights, resolve legal disputes, and make informed business decisions. Prior to her law career, Jia was a research scientist in the fields of physical chemistry and biology. During her time as a Ph.D. candidate, she also taught biology laboratory courses at a large research university. Now, as a member of the Res Nova Law team, Jia who uses a methodical and analytic approach to create effective intellectual property and business solutions for her clients.

Outside of law and science, Jia enjoys drawing, painting, reading science fiction novels, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her pup.


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Courts of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon


Civic & Professional Involvement:

  • Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – Board Member (current)

  • Oregon Chinese Lawyers Association – Member (current)

  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Member (current)
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon – Member (current)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers – Member (current)


Legal Presentations:

  • Contract Law and Intellectual Property Bootcamp for Interior Designers
    • Interior Design Society Portland (June 12, 2018)
  • The Road to Markman: Claim Construction in Patent Litigation
    • Oregon Paralegals Association (April 18, 2018)
  • Essential Contracts
    • Pregame (December 11, 2017)
  • Contract Basics for Small Businesses
    • Mercy Corps NW (November 8, 2017)
  • Patent Primer
    • Pregame (September 22, 2017)
  • Let's Talk About Butts: A Conversation on Copying
    • Design Week Portland (April 28, 2017)
  • IP Basics for Small Business Owners
    • Mercy Corps NW (April 19, 2017)


  • J.D. with a Focus on Patent Law – Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Ph.D. Coursework in Biological Sciences – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A. in Philosophy with double minor in Chemistry & Premedical Studies – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Prior Legal Experience:

  • Contract Attorney – patent law firm in Portland, and IP & business law firm in Portland (2016)

  • Law Clerk – patent law firm in Portland (2015)
  • Patent Prosecution Intern – greentech company in Portland (2014-2015)
  • Law Clerk – federal agency in Portland (2013-2015)
  • Legal Intern – social justice nonprofit in Portland (2013)


Scientific Presentations:

  • Towards New Techniques for Trapping Single Molecules in Phospholipid Films
    • 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting (2008)
  • Fabrication of Ultrathin Monomolecular Films for Single Molecule Manipulation
    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (2008)
  • Fabrication of Ultrathin Monolayer Films for Single Molecule Manipulation
    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (2007)
  • Fabrication of Ultrathin Molecular Films for Use in Single Molecule Manipulation
    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Laboratory for Surface Studies (2007)