Yunbo Guo, Ph.D., is a patent prosecutor and strategist with over ten years of prosecution and research experience on optical devices and systems (holography, optical sensors, fiber optics, integrated optics, displays, 3D imaging, AR/VR), laser systems (fiber lasers, optofluidic lasers, laser diodes), semiconductor (memory devices), electronics (microcontrollers, circuits, electric motors), telecommunications, nanotechnology, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, and computer/network technology (blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning).
He has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, and provided strategic counseling, opinion work, due diligence studies, development and management of patent portfolios, and patent litigation support for clients including startups, entrepreneurs, research institutions, and large companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Yunbo was a research scientist for Omega Optics Inc., where he conceived and developed a photodetector integrated photonic crystal structure, and broadly applied it in acoustic transducer arrays, label-free biosensors, and ultrasound medical imaging systems. He also has previous experience as a research fellow in the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, where he performed interdisciplinary research in the areas of fiber/capillary systems, optofluidics, Raman spectroscopy, and fluorescence immunoassay.
During his Ph.D. study, he developed a novel photonic crystal sensor for sensitive biomolecular detection, which a startup company was founded upon. Yunbo has over 30 publications in refereed journals and conferences and holds various U.S. patents.
*Admitted only in New Jersey. Not admitted to practice in Texas. Work conducted in Texas is directly supervised by a member of the Texas bar or is limited to federal courts or agencies listed or otherwise authorized by law.
Recognitions & awards
Newport Spectra-physics Excellence Research Travel Award
Rackham Graduate School Research Award
The University of Michigan
First prizes of poster competitions in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
The University of Michigan
National Scientific and Technological Achievement Award
China Ministry of Education
U.S. Patent 7,639,362, Photonic crystal sensor
U.S. Patent 9,157,856, Integrated photonic crystal structures and their applications
U.S. Patent 9,223,064, Photonic crystal-metallic structures & applications
U.S. Patent 9,581,592, SERS, fluorescence, absorption, and luminescence detection with flow-through multi-hole capillaries
Riethmiller Fellowship, The University of Michigan (2007-2008)
EECS Department Fellowship, The University of Michigan (2005-2006)