Bing Ai is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, patent strategy and patent portfolio management, freedom to operate analyses, patent validity and infringement issues, patent due diligence and support for patent litigation, and patent due diligence for corporate financing, investments, mergers and acquisitions. One particular area of Bing's patent practice is patent post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office under 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) and covers post-grant review, ex parte reexamination, inter partes reexamination, inter partes review, supplemental examination and reissue proceedings. Bing has significant experience in advising individuals, start-up companies, universities and research institutes, and multinational corporations. Bing is a frequent speaker at seminars and lectures on US and international patent issues. Well versed in technology laws and regulations in China, Bing assists clients on patent issues and other technology-related legal issues in China, including patent litigations in China. Bing was featured in the April 2007 edition of The National Law Journal in the “Practice Leader’s Roundtable” discussion series, speaking on IP protection in China.
Bing was a physicist before entering patent practice. He practices in a wide range of technology fields, such as analog and digital electronics, semiconductors, wireless devices and technologies, telecommunications, optical communication technologies including optical fiber networks and free-space optical communications, computer hardware, data storage and memory materials and devices including spin torque transfer RAM designs, software, Internet-based technologies, optics (including optical interferometers, lens designs and optical holography), light sources (including LED lighting devices, solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers and gas lasers), integrated photonic devices, imaging sensors such as CCD and CMOS sensors, energy-related technologies (including solar cells and panels, battery designs, fuel cells and nuclear power generation systems), navigation and positioning technologies including GPS devices and GPS data processing, radars, antenna designs, display technologies (including large format displays, LCD panels and touch screens), robotics, 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, and materials including metal alloys and composite materials.
- Named a Top Attorney (Intellectual Property Transactional) in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, 2009 - 2012
- Fish & Richardson, P.C., Partner, 2006 - 2010; Associate, 2002 - 2005; Technology Specialist, 1996 - 2002
- University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2002
- University of Southern California, Ph.D., Physics, 1995
- Peking University, Beijing, China, B.S., Physics, 1985
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office