This Patent Expert has been a patent agent since 2016, focusing mostly on patent preparation, prosecution, and research in the medical, biotechnology, and engineering fields.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, Los Angeles and a doctoral degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington. His doctoral research focused on the preclinical use of stem cells for cardiac regeneration.
He started his career in the oil industry and worked for two major companies in the energy sector as a design, equipment, and lead engineer. He later shifted to biomedical engineering and research, and built novel assistive devices to improve the walking function of patients with stroke or incomplete spinal cord injuries as a volunteer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
He was a patent agent in Big Law and in a small medical device company where he managed product development, strategic marketing, and all intellectual property matters. His expertise includes regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy, medical and surgical devices, surgical procedures, biotechnology, imaging systems and image analysis, ophthalmology, mechanical engineering, and oil and renewable energy production.