Herman Yue is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins, where his practice focuses on patent litigation, with particular emphasis on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. His prior matters include both traditional patent infringement actions as well as litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. His past representations have spanned a range of technical subject areas, including:
- Biologics (antibodies and recombinant proteins)
- Computer software
- Medical devices
In addition to his litigation practice, Dr. Yue provides due diligence analysis and strategic counseling for clients. He has also participated in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO as well as administrative actions in the Japanese and European Patent Offices. Dr. Yue previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert W. Sweet, Southern District of New York.
Dr. Yue received a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology program where he was a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Research Fellow and was awarded an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. His graduate work focused on the study of the mammalian TRAIL receptor, a member of the TNF receptor superfamily, and he published the first knockout of the murine TRAIL receptor. He holds a U.S. patent based on his graduate research.