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Tao Huang, Ph.D., J.D.

Venture Partner, Internal Legal and IP Counsel

Tao has over 20 years of combined experience in biomedical research, legal, and business in academia and the life sciences industry. Prior to Cenova, Tao was an attorney at several prestigious law firms in the US, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &Rosati and Morgan Lewis &Bockius. Tao has been advising companies and investors in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on a broad range of business and legal issues, including patent counseling, licensing, litigation, VC financing, M&A and IPO.

Tao has provided legal representation to several notable business transactions, including Takeda's licensing and collaboration deal with Alnylam(valued at $1 billion),Ion Torrent's acquisition by Life Technologies ($375 million), and QuantaLife's acquisition by Bio-Rad Laboratories ($162million).

Tao received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Peking Union Medical College/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Tao is a registered United States Patent and Trademark Office attorney in the state of California.