Mandy Song

Special guest

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Ph.D., Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.S., Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Tsinghua University, Electrical Engineering

District of Columbia (D.C.) Bar

Virginia State Bar

Court of Appeals of Veteran Affairs

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mandy Song, Ph.D. brings more than a decade’s experience in patent practice, including patent prosecution, client counseling, patent portfolio management & transactions, patent litigation in U.S. federal district courts and Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has significant experience in a wide range of electrical, computer, and biomedical technologies.

Mandy is a seasoned attorney on patent office practice. She manages the development of large patent portfolios for more than a dozen clients. She has personally drafted, filed, and prosecuted thousands of patent applications before the USPTO. She routinely interviews inventors to develop invention disclosures, drafts new patent applications in a broad range of complex technologies, conducts interviews with patent examiners, and appeals final rejections to the PTAB.

Mandy’s extensive litigation experience includes pre-litigation due diligence, managing all aspects of fact and expert discovery, motion practices, orchestrating complex claim construction analysis and briefing, taking and defending depositions, summary judgment briefing, hearings, and trials in both litigation and PTAB matters. She is also experienced in discovery dispute resolution and settlement negotiations.

Mandy serves clients of all sizes, from startups to conglomerates with global presence. She has worked with clients all over the globe and travels extensively to work on-site with clients to address their intellectual property needs.

Mandy often presents at CLE programs on topics such as U.S. patent prosecution practice, patent litigation and PTAB proceedings, industrial standards and related patent issues, and due diligence for patent matters. She has been an adjunct professor of legal writing at George Washington University Law School and an invited speaker on patent law to Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. She also serves as a mentor to Duke University’s startup incubator, DUHatch.

Prior to founding Bayes PLLC, Mandy practiced for more than ten years at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret, and Dunner, LLP.

Practice Areas
Patent Office Practice

Patent Drafting

Patent Prosecution

Appeals to the PTAB


AIA PTAB Proceedings

Patent Litigation

District Court Litigation

Section 337 ITC Litigation

Settlement Negotiation

Pre-litigation Diligence

Enforcement of Standard Essential Patents

Other IP Disputes

Tradeshow IP challenges

Online Merchant Takedown Resolutions

Arbitrations and Mediations

Other Practices

Due Diligence and Clearance

Patent Licensing and Transactions

Legal Opinions and Counseling

Global Portfolio Planning and Management

Export Control

Industrial Focuses
Mandy’s diverse patent practice is anchored on her solid technical background obtained through her doctorate research, academic training, and work experience. She frequently counsels clients and handles large patent portfolios in the following technology areas:

Artificial intelligence

Signal, image and video processing, including compression and encryptions

Power generation, electric motors, and power electronics

Medical devices, including imaging devices

Telecommunication and networks

LED lighting and displays

Analog and digital circuits

Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits

Software and business methods

Additionally, she has extensive experience in intellectual property issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, automotive including autonomous driving, and digital healthcare.

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