2015 MCASTA Service Award

Dr. George Wu                                             ( Chinese Bio)

Dr. George Wu and family  

George Wu immigrated to the United States with his family when he was seven years old growing up mostly in Houston, Texas. He graduated from U. of California at Berkeley with a bachelor followed by a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell and a J.D. from Fordham University.  Currently, he works as an Intellectual Property Attorney at the law firm of McAndrews, Held & Malloy.


He is well-versed in all areas of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on biomedical-related subject matters. He counsels clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries regarding patent applications/prosecutions, and trademark and copyright registrations. In addition, he represents clients in inter partes reviews at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Section 337 actions before the International Trade Commission, and intellectual property litigations at the federal district courts. Moreover, he represents clients that conduct business primarily in Asia, as well as Asian clients looking to do business in the United States.

In addition, George has been active in the Chinese and Asian community serving on the board of MCASTA, OCA, Gateway Korea Foundation.

In his free time, George enjoys hiking and visiting local museums and parks, such as the St. Louis Art Museum and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

George served as a program co-chair for 2013 MCASTA Symposium and has been a key member in the Program Steering Committee since 2011 MCASTA Symposium.  He arranged many collaboration meetings between St. Louis community and Taiwan agencies/organizations (e.g., with Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge of  Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Center-St. Louis, St. Louis Loop Media Hub, etc.).  Furthermore, George devoted effort and started the initiative to bring Chinese Community news (e.g., MCASTA) to the St. Louis Post Dispatch and that has greatly raised awareness of our scholarly activities. His contributions to MCASTA and St. Louis communities are invaluable and have made significant impact over the last few years.


George is a loving father and husband who has overcome the distance barrier in raising his daughter and spending time with his family when he was working full-time at St. Louis and Mrs. Wu at New York & Chicago.  His devotion to family sets a good example in balancing career and family life for working couples.