US Patent Agent

US patent agent Winston Hsu is the CEO of North America Intellectual Property Corporation. After studying electrical engineering at National Tsing Hua University, he went on to earn a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Iowa. After graduation, he worked in the US for several years and was granted five US patents and two Taiwan patents. He has been working with US patents, including patent drafting, Office action response and telephone interviews, since 1998.

 

As well as his on-the-ground experience, Winston has a profound understanding of contemporary industries and technology and is often invited to speak by tech companies and to give classes at universities and technical colleges. It was his reputation among his peers in the patent sector that led to him being selected in September of 2010 as a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Chinese National Federation of Industries (ROC).

 

Winston has led NAIP’s persistent growth over the last 20 years, insisting on the highest professional standards of patent services.

US Patent Agent

Eric Zhang studied for his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He passed the US Patent Agent Examination in 2010, earning certification as a US Patent Agent.

 

Before he joined NAIP, Eric worked as a software engineer in Philips Semiconductors Shanghai Technology Center, and as a patent engineer in David & Raymond Patent Firm. These positions have given him wealth of patent and practical industry experiences.

 

His areas of expertise include semiconductors, electrical engineering, software, solar energy, mechanical structure and telecommunication. Eric is skilled in technical analysis, claim drafting as well as OA analysis and response.

Taiwan Patent Attorney

Frank Wu has established himself as one of NAIP's most valuable employees. His extensive experience in both the US and Taiwan patent industries has given him a rare insight into patent strategy, making him an ideal consultant for our clients. He currently leads one of NAIP’s experienced team of engineers, with specializations ranging from mechanical and material engineering to optics and networking.

 

He studied his bachelor and master’s degrees in engineering at National Taiwan University, and received further training in patent prosecution and patent business practices at George Washington University. In 2008, he was one of only thirty-seven candidates who passed the first ever Taiwan patent attorney examination to be held, making him and his fellow successful candidates pioneers in shaping the future of the patent industry in Taiwan.

Taiwan Patent Attorney

Andy Lee joined NAIP in 2008. He went on to pass the 4th Annual Taiwan Patent Attorney Examination with distinction in 2011, earning certification as a patent attorney. His areas of expertise include biotechnology, semiconductors, optics, memory and data storage devices.

 

He earned a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from National Taiwan University. He excels in patent strategy, patent claim drafting, office action analysis and infringement analysis.

Taiwan Patent Attorney

Jay Kao is an ambitious and driven patent attorney, earning certification in 2013, just two years after he joined the NAIP team in 2011. He stands out for his professional manner and skill as a patent engineer and provides quality service to NAIP’s clients.

 

During his time studying chemical engineering, a field he specializes in, at Taiwan’s prestigious National Cheng Kung University, he also took modules on semiconductors, providing the basis for his expertise in semiconductor technology. On graduation, he won a coveted position as a senior engineer in the LED R&D department of a renowned high-tech manufacturer in Taiwan. This provided him with practical R&D experience in memory production processes and optics components, offering him an insight into the methodology of the invention process, experience that is extremely useful in formulating a comprehensive patent strategy.

Taiwan Patent Agent

A former patent examiner, Gino Tai joined the NAIP team in early 2008 and rapidly became vital to NAIP's Taiwan patent services program. Over four years serving at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has given him invaluable knowledge of the processes of patent examination and prosecution procedures in Taiwan. He specializes in patent drafting and prosecution across a range of technical fields, with a particular focus on telecommunications and networking technology.

 

He studied his Bachelor in electrical engineering at Yuan Ze University and went on to earn a master’s degree in the same field from Chang Gung University. He also trained at the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA) Research Center for Specialists, gaining accreditation as an assistant patent examiner in 2004 and patent examiner in 2007.