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Agatha H. Liu, Ph.D.

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Dr. Liu’s practice concentrates on IP analysis, portfolio management, and strategic counseling. She routinely advises investors, business owners, and inventors on all areas of IP related to computer technology. She also speaks and writes extensively on different IP topics, such as eligibility for IP protection, IP protection for emerging technology, and global IP protection. Prior to entering the legal profession, Dr. Liu held positions in technology and management consulting. She has a significant research background in artificial intelligence as applied to Internet communications, database system management, computational biology, and speech recognition.

Professional Background

  • 2017 - present – Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP
  • 2007 - 2017 – Private practice—Silicon Valley and New York City law offices


  • J.D. – Fordham University, New York, NY
  • Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • B.S. – Columbia University, New York, NY

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association Silicon Valley
  • Licensing Executives Society—Silicon Valley
  • Santa Clara University, Bronco Venture Accelerator and Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of New York
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • IAPP CIPP/US Certification

Publications and Presentations