Charles C. Yang, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
Ward and Smith, P.A.
919.277.9135 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Charlie is experienced in many aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, with a focus primarily on the biotech and chemical arts, and has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, he worked at a boutique intellectual property law practice.  He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in The Lineberger Cancer Center and the Human Gene Therapy Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a research scientist for a start-up biotechnology company in the Research Triangle Park.  Charlie is the primary and co-author of several publications in the fields of bio-organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular virology. 


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Brandeis University, 1989
  • B.A., Chemistry, cum laude, Amherst College, 1981

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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