Shu-Yen's practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of medical physics, mining, tools, building and construction and general mechanical devices. Her practice also includes the preparation and prosecution of design registrations. Shu-Yen registered as a patent attorney in 2013.
In 2008, Shu-Yen completed a PhD in Optical Physics from the University of Adelaide. Her research focus was on the detection of non-absorption resonances in a Samarium atomic system. Her research activities included modelling the interaction between laser light and atomic systems, as well as building and maintaining laser, vacuum, optical systems and electronic components.
Shu-Yen began her career in Intellectual Property at IP Australia as a Patent Examiner in the Physics Examining Section where she examined both Australian and International (PCT) patent applications in a range of technologies including gaming, medical devices, sensors, optical devices and printers. She also acted as a Senior Examiner in the Mechanical Engineering Section, working in such diverse technology areas as tools, building, construction, fitness devices and mining. Her three and a half years at IP Australia has given her a strong background in Australian Patent Office practice and procedures.
Before joining Davies Collison Cave, Shu-Yen worked for two years at a Melbourne patent and trade mark attorney firm specialising in optical and security devices. Her practice included the preparation and prosecution of Australian and foreign patent applications, as well as the opposition of Australian patent applications.