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Drafting and prosecution of patents applications involving advanced math and science; obtaining patents for "simple" inventions and inventions in crowded fields of art which typically receive considerable resistance to allowance; file history analyses for infringement litigation Markman hearings; second-opinion reviews.


Audio technologies, digital signal processing, data compression, micro‑instrumentation, microfabrication technology, superconductive devices, data storage systems, cannabis harvesting, artificial intelligence, flameless combustion reactors, liquid crystal displays, surgery equipment, magnetic resonance imaging, software, ellipsometry, frequency synchronized radio transceivers, non-sinusoidal spread spectrum radio transceivers, micro-lithography coupled-wave diffraction analysis.


Integral Patent, Principal, April 1997 - present.

Jiaquan IP Law -- China, US Branch Director, Oct. 2015 - Jan. 2017.


Trial & Technology Law Group, Menlo Park, June 1996 - Sept. 2000.


Poms, Smith, Lande & Rose, Los Angeles, April 1995 - May 1996.


Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, Sept.1991 - March 1995. 


University of California, Apple Computers, Ricoh, Oracle, Tokyo Electronics, E-Mu Systems, Sonic Solutions, George Massenburg Design, Epson, Sony.


Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1984 - 1990.  Ph.D. in theoretical physics with a minor in experimental physics.   Dissertation: A Series Analysis of the Ising Model Surface Tension and Studies of Long‑Range Order in Quasicrystalline Random Tilings.  


University of California, San Diego, 1978 - 1984.  B.A. in physics, Phi Beta Kappa.


Host of US Round Tables with Directorship of the Guangdong Intellectual Property Office, July 2016.

National Science Foundation Fellowship, Sept. 1985 ‑ May 1989.


Shang‑Keng Ma Memorial Physics Award, University of California at San Diego, 1984. 


"A transfer‑matrix Monte Carlo study of random Penrose tilings,"  L. J. Shaw and C. L. Henley, Journal of Physics A, Sept. 7, 1991.


"Long‑range order in a three‑dimensional random‑tiling quasicrystal,"  L. J. Shaw,  V. Elser and C. L. Henley, Physical Review B,  Feb. 1, 1991.


"Surface tension of the three‑dimensional Ising model: A low‑temperature series analysis,"  L. J. Shaw and M. E. Fisher, Physical Review A,  Feb. 15, 1989.


"Swinging bob toy," U.S. Patent No. RE34,208.

"Swinging bob toy with middle bob having non-cylindrically symmetric weight distribution," U.S. Patent
No. 6,629,873, United Kingdom Patent No. 1 414 536, German Patent No. 602 36 164.8.

"Swinging bob toy with liquid-containing bobs," U.S. Patent No. 6,896,578, European Patent No. 1581320 A4.

"Swinging bob toy with reversibly-separable bobs," U.S. Patent No. 9,004,978.

“Orbiting bob toy having modular bobs with a recessed throughbore sheath and customizable weighting,” U.S. Patent No. 9,987,539.

“Orbiting bob toy with bobs having pellet-filled equatorial bags,” U.S. Patent No. 10,322,327.

(The above-listed patents cover a toy sold under the trademark ASTROJAX. Taken into outer space by NASA, winner of multiple awards, and sales exceeding 6 million units.)

"Confections that 'swim' in a carbonated beverage,” U.S. Patent No. 6,319,535. 


"Spinning/rolling disk," U.S. Patent No. 5,863,235 (co-inventor).  Sold under the trademark EULER'S DISK.  Sales exceeding 400,000 units.


“Balanced stringed-instrument slide,” U.S. Patent No. 9,251,767. 

“Mounted lenticular grating with parallax ghosting mitigation for many-frame animation,” U.S. Patent No. 9,753,362.

"Anti-snoring chin strap providing vertical lift and non-linear force," WIPO Publication No. WO/2021/007181.  (Sold under the trademark KNIGHTSBRIDGE DUAL BAND.  Chosen "Best CPAP Chin Strap" by's 2020 Ultimate Buying Guide.)

"Face mask with clear window," U.S. Design Patent Application Serial No. 29/766,001.  (Sold under the trademark SKY MASK.)

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