Daniel H. Mao, Ph.D.



Dan Mao draws from more than 15 years of experience working with electronics and software companies in the United States and Asia to help clients develop, implement and optimize global patent strategies. Dan provides comprehensive intellectual property service, including patent prosecution, licensing negotiation and patent litigation. He also provides noninfringement and invalidity opinions for a variety of technologies.

Technical Experience

Dan has a doctorate in applied physics, and his technical background is an asset when developing patent strategies for complex client products and processes. Dan works for companies in various industries and technologies. He has particular experience in the following technical fields:
  • Hardware and integrated circuit
  • Software and the internet
  • Renewable energy
  • Networking and telecommunications
  • Semiconductor
  • Bioinformatics and digital health

Dan has also served companies in other technical areas, such as signal and image processing, chemical engineering, medical device, and applied physics.

Additional Information

Dan grew up in China and studied at Peking University before receiving his education in the U.S.


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit




University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
J.D. (2002)

Stanford University
Ph.D. in Applied Physics (1998)

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Physics (1993)

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Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1998-99)
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