Top Attorney 2015: Finalist

Bing Ai

Perkins Coie LLP

Law School
University of San Diego School of Law

Professional Background
Dr. Bing Ai is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, a full-service law firm operating for more than 100 years with more than 1,000 lawyers in its 19 offices. He has been practicing patent law in San Diego for 19 years and was one of the founding members of Perkins Coie’s San Diego Office. Ai is listed as “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” in 2015 by Intellectual Asset Management, and “Top Attorneys in the PTAB” in the U.S. patent litigation report of “Year In Review 2014” by Docket Navigator. Ai was also a Top Attorney (Intellectual Property Transactional) by The Daily Transcript, 2009-13, and San Diego Top Attorney Emeritus in 2014.

A physicist by training, Ai conducted research in laser physics, nonlinear optics and atomic spectroscopy before entering patent practice and published research articles in various scientific journals such as Nature, Optics Letters and Applied Physics Letters. Ai’s practice in patent law emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, patent strategy, patent portfolio management, freedom to operate analyses, patent validity and infringement issues, patent litigation, and patent due diligence for corporate financing, investments, mergers and acquisitions.

One particular area of Ai's patent practice is patent post-grant trial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. His PTAB trial practice covers inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method (CBM) patent review. Ai is the named lead counsel or backup counsel in more than 45 IPR and CBM trial proceedings. He also handles patent re-examination, reissue and supplemental examination proceedings.

Ai has extensive experience in advising technology companies ranging from multinational corporations to startups, and has an active practice in representing universities and research institutes. Ai advises clients on global patent protection. Well versed in technology laws and regulations in China, Ai assists clients on patent issues and other technology-related legal issues in China, including patent litigations in China. Ai is a frequent speaker at seminars and lectures on U.S. and international patent issues.

Ai advises technology companies in a wide range of technology fields: analog and digital electronics, semiconductors, wireless devices and technologies, telecommunications, optical communication technologies including optical fiber networks and free-space optical communications, digital TV systems, microprocessor designs, computer hardware, data storage and memory materials and devices including spin torque transfer MRAM chip designs, software, Internet-based technologies, optics (including optical interferometers, adaptive optics, lens designs and optical holography), light sources (including LED lighting devices, solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers and gas lasers), optic fiber devices, integrated photonic devices including silicon photonics chips and devices, imaging sensors such as CMOS and CCD sensors, energy-related technologies (including wind power generators, solar panels, fuel cells, batteries and nuclear power systems), navigation and positioning technologies including GPS devices and GPS data processing, radars, RF antenna designs including metamaterial antennas, display technologies (including touch sensing screens and panels, LCD panels, large format displays and projectors), medical imaging technologies (including X-ray imaging, optical coherent tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound imaging), surgical instrumentation including ophthalmic laser surgery systems and automated surgical tools, radiation therapeutic devices based on X-ray, microwave and optical radiation including imaging-guided radiation therapeutic devices and techniques, medical diagnostic technologies, biochemical sensors, micromachines such as MEMS devices, nanotechnology, robotics, metal alloys and composite materials.

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