Yi Sun Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Yi’s experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of wireless communications, mechanical and electrical products, medical devices, and computer software and networks. She has worked closely with leading technology companies and startups to protect their intellectual property.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Yi was an associate at Shay Glenn, LLP where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications for clients and managed patent portfolios for new companies. Prior to law school, she worked as an optical engineer specializing in medical devices and semiconductor metrology equipment for seven years in the South Bay Area. She also taught electrical engineering courses at the Northwestern Polytechnic University and was a research staff member at Texas A&M University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Yi’s graduate research on “Liquid Crystal Adaptive Lens with Circular Electrodes” resulted in US patent, several publications, and “Excellence in Optical Engineering Award."
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
Recipient of the Witkin and Cali Excellence Awards in “Law and Bioscience Seminar” and “Bioentrepreneurship Clinic” at UC Hastings.
Bar & Court Admissions
- California Bar
- US Patent and Trademark Office Bar
University of California, Hastings College of the LawJDUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvillePhDOptical EngineeringUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleMSElectrical EngineeringHuazhong University of Science & TechnologyMSElectronic PhysicsHuazhong University of Science & TechnologyBSsumma cum laude, Optical Engineering