Pei Che (Paige) Soon, Ph.D., is a patent agent in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group where her primary duties are to prepare and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications. Her practice covers a wide range of technical areas, including pharmaceuticals (small molecules and biologics), organic synthesis, chemical products, chemical processes, catalysis, material technologies (polymers and nanomaterials).
Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Dr. Soon completed her doctoral studies in chemistry at the New York University. There she synthesized and tested targeted anti-cancer agents, studied a protein delivery tool, and developed tools to understand the brain. She synthesized a family of precursors to neurotransmitters, and collaborated with a team of NMR physicists to prove these compounds have the potential to be applied in MRI.
Before graduate school, Dr. Soon worked as a research engineer in Singapore. There she processed and formulated materials, and tested them in field trials.
Dr. Soon’s undergraduate degree is also in chemistry, from the National University of Singapore (NUS). As an undergraduate at NUS, she synthesized polymers with reactive pendants and interned at the DSO National Laboratories, Singapore.
- New York University (Ph.D.)
- National University of Singapore (B.S.)
- American Chemical Society, Member, 2013 – Present
- Association for Women in Science (MetroNY chapter), Event Organizer, 2014 – 2015
- New York Singapore Association, Event Organizer, 2014 – 2015
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award, 2013
- Defense Science and Technology Agency (Singapore) Undergraduate Scholarship, 2001 - 2005
- MacCracken Fellowship, New York University, 2009-2011
- Innovation Spot-On Award (Team), 2007-2008
- Certificate of Achievement (Defense Science and Technology Agency Internship), 2003
- Dean’s list, 2002-2003