Joseph (Yu) Chen, Ph.D.


Yu Chen PhD

Joseph (Yu) Chen, Ph.D.

Science Advisor and Technical Consultant Manager

Yu Chen PhD


A science advisor with acute understanding in various fields of physics, computer science, and electrical engineering, Dr. Joseph (Yu) Chen provides insightful analysis of the scientific and technological aspects of many of Robins Kaplan’s most complex intellectual property cases. His extensive knowledge in various engineering fields and deep experience in technology evaluation enables him to provide detailed and astute analysis of the various phases of cases involving patent evaluation, patent litigation, and trademark infringement.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Dr. Chen performed extensive study and research in various scientific and engineering fields, including optical communication devices, digital and analog circuitry design, biomedical device design and others. Dr. Chen received his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with more than 10 peer review publications.

As a member of the Science Advisor Group, Dr. Chen is actively involved in cases with various technologies, such as wireless communication, software, analog voltage regulators, touch screens, semiconductor fabrication, and other technologies. His extensive understanding of electrical engineering enables intellectual property case teams to quickly and accurately grasp even the most complex technology. 

  • Named an “Unsung Legal Hero,” Minnesota Lawyer (2022)
Spoken Languages
  • Mandarin
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2014)
  • Wuhan University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering (2009)
  • Wuhan University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2007)


Links to full publications and news releases.


September 13, 2022
Patent Value: Scoring Patents Using Characteristics Of Patents In Litigation
Christopher K. Larus, Miles A. Finn, Congnan Zhan, Joseph (Yu) Chen, and Shelley Gilliss - les Nouvelles