Nan Jiang

Nan Jiang


Nan is uniquely qualified in patent prosecution. Prior to practicing law, he interned in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Intellectual Property Academy for six years under the academy director who has over 50 years of experience in patent preparation. Nan is also fluent in both Chinese and Japanese. He is specialized in patent prosecution including patentability opinions, patent preparation, and response to office actions. He has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the fields of chemical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and material arts.

Education & Credentials


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2009
  • Dean's List

Konan University, Hyogo, Japan

Minor in International Engineering in Japanese Studies, 2010
  • Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Scholarship, 2009
  • International Engineering Study Abroad Fellowship, 2009
  • Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (HUMAP) Scholarship, 2009

Wayne State University Law School

J.D., 2016

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Spoken Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Japanese

Prominent Assignments

Prepare and draft patent applications in the following technologies:

  • Automotive Systems And Equipment Including Suspension Systems And Braking Systems
  • Internal Combustion Engine Components
  • Safety Equipment Products
  • Houseware Products
  • Gantry Assemblies For The Replacement Of Railway Bridges
  • Augmented Reality Technologies
  • Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Technologies
  • Advanced Battery Technologies

Patentability searches and opinions

Freedom to operate opinions

Trademark opinions and applications

Copyright opinions and applications

Intellectual property portfolio management

Patent litigation support, such as developing invalidity and non-infringement positions

Professional Involvement

  • Registered to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • State Bar of Michigan


  • Dickinson Wright Intellectual Property Academy, 2010–2016
  • Hercules, Inc. (Solenis), Intern 2008
  • EFI Jetrion, Intern 2007


  • Presentation on Intellectual Property topics and Panelist for discussion at Write-A-House “Fortify Writers Retreat” event, Detroit, MI 2018

  • Presentation on “Strategies in Responding to Office Actions” and “Overcoming §101 Rejection” at Shenzhen Zhongyi Patent and Trademark Office, Unitalen Attorneys at Law, and Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd., China 2017

  • Panelist for intellectual property discussion at ASPIRE “Accelerating Startup Partnership and Investment Readiness” event, Detroit, MI 2017

  • Presentation on “Intellectual Property for Engineers & Entrepreneurs” at Wayne State University, 2014–2015
  • Presentation on “The American Invents Act” at Southern China University of Technology, 2012
  • Presentation on “Changes to US Patent Law, The American Invents Act” at Shanghai Associates Group, 2012
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