Yi Sun Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Attorney
Yi is a patent prosecution attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property department.
Yi Sun Wilkinson, Ph.D., Attorney at Arent Fox

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.

Previous Work

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.

  • Practices
  • Languages
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • California Bar
    • US Patent and Trademark Office Bar
  • Education
    University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    JD
    University of Alabama in Huntsville
    PhD
    Optical Engineering
    University of Alabama in Huntsville
    MS
    Electrical Engineering
    Huazhong University of Science & Technology
    MS
    Electronic Physics
    Huazhong University of Science & Technology
    BS
    summa cum laude, Optical Engineering