Jia Kang, PhD


Jia Kang, PhD

Patent Agent

Jia joined Elmore Patent Law Group in 2022 after serving as a patent agent at a niche IP firm specializing in life sciences and biotechnology. She brought with her a deep well of experience conducting startup diligence, assessing IP opportunities, and devising patent filing strategies in diverse fields including antisense oligonucleotides, rare diseases, and protein engineering.

As a patent agent at EPLG, Jia evaluates invention disclosures, investigates prior art, assesses patentability, crafts patent applications, corresponds with global patent offices, and maximizes a patent application’s chances of success through strategic application amendments.


Jia earned her Ph.D. in polymer science and has written extensively in this arena, but she is skilled in advancing patent applications across a broad range of disciplines, from biologics and small molecule pharmaceuticals, to pioneering enhancements in established materials. The analytical abilities and written communication skills that she fine-tuned in her Ph.D. work and her fluency in Chinese make her a uniquely effective patent agent.


  • J.D. candidate (2023-2026), University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, Concord, NH
  • Ph.D. Polymer Science, The University of Akron, School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, Akron, OH
  • B.S. Textile Science, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, School of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing, China

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (2021)

Outside the Office

Jia presented medals at the National Aquatics Center as a volunteer in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. As a U.S. resident, her interests including oil painting, hiking, reading and gardening.