Alex Kuo, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
Dr. Kuo is a Patent Agent in Arent Fox’s Washington, DC office.
Alex Quo, Patent Agent, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

Dr. Kuo has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patents, preparing validity and patentability opinions, and conducting landscape analyses.

Dr. Kuo brings to the firm a variety of technical expertise in areas including: semiconductor fabrication, device analysis, microelectronics, analog and digital circuits, microprocessors, communication processors, memory, packaging, optoelectronics, flat-panel displays, light emitting diodes (LEDs), microcontrollers, wireless communications, fiber-optic communications, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), power devices, hardware/software encryption, software programming, software encoding/decoding, bioelectronics, medical devices, superconductors, quantum computing, supercomputers, grid computing, cloud computing, network storage, and virtual network. 

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Dr. Kuo worked as a patent agent at a boutique intellectual property firm where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications for complex technologies, and drafted IPR petitions. 

He also worked as a patent agent in a California-based firm where he prosecuted and drafted US and PCT patent applications, and assisted in IP litigation.

Prior to his legal career, Dr. Kuo was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Alex’s published works include: 

  • “Back Channel Etch Chemistry of Advanced a-Si:H TFTs,” Microelectronic Eng.; March 2011 (vol. 88, no. 3)  
  • “Advanced a-Si:H TFTs for AM-OLED’s: Electrical Performance and Stability,” IEEE Trans. on Elec. Dev.; July 2008 (vol. 55, no. 7) 
  • “Advanced a-Si:H TFTs: Geometric Effect on its Electrical Performance and Contact Resistance,” Jap. J. of App. Phy.; 2008 (vol. 47, no. 5)
  • “Recess Etch of Amorphous Silicon Thin-Film Transistor,” IEEE Trans. on Elec. Dev.
  • “Dynamic Response of a-InGaZnO and Amorphous Silicon Thin-Film Transistors for Ultra-High Definition Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays,” J. Of Display Technology; 2015 (vol. 11)
  • “Electrical Properties and Stability of Dual-Gate Coplanar Homojunction DC Sputtered Amorphous Indium–Gallium–Zinc–Oxide Thin-Film Transistors and Its Application to AM-OLEDs,” IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices; December 2011 (vol. 58, no. 12) 

Alex’s conference publications and presentations include: 

  • “Threshold Voltage Control of the D.C. Sputtered Staggered Amorphous Indium-Gallium-Zinc Oxide Thin-Film Transistor,” International Thin-Film Transistor Conference 2010 – Digest of ITC’10; 2010 
  • “Thermal and Electrical Instability of a-Si:H TFTs for FPD’s,” 2007 Vehicles and Photons Symposium – Digest of Technical Papers (SID); 2007
  • “Thermal and Electrical Instability of Amorphous Silicon Thin-Film-Transistor for AM-FPD,”  Digest of AM-FPD ’06; 2006
  • “Electrical Stability of Advanced Amorphous Silicon Thin-Film Transistors,” 2006 Vehicles and Photons Symposium – Digest of Technical Papers (SID); 2006
  • “Dynamic Response of a-InGaZnO Thin-Film Transistors for Ultra-High Definition Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays,” SID 2014 Vehicle Displays and Interfaces Symposium Proceedings; 2014
  • “Electrical Properties and Stability of Dual-Gate Coplanar Homojunction Amorphous Indium-Gallium-zinc-Oxide Thin – Film Transistor,” SID 11 Digest; 2011
  • Practices
  • Languages
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • US Patent and Trademark Office Bar
  • Education
    University of Michigan
    PhD
    ,
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    ,
    2008
    University of Michigan
    MS
    ,
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    ,
    2003
    University of California, Berkeley
    BS
    ,
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    ,
    2002