Paul Wu, Ph.D.

Patent Specialist

Office: +1 (703) 995-9887

Mobile: +1 (513) 237-4786


1765 Greensboro Station Place, Suite 900
McLean, VA 22102 

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Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Electrical Engineering

M.S., National Cheng Kung University, Electrical Engineering

B.S., National Cheng Kung University, Electrical Engineering


Dr. Pei-Ming (Paul) Wu’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications for clients in the electrical and computer spaces. Paul has particular expertise in semiconductor device and fabrication, analog and mixed signal circuit design, microcontroller programming, and sensor and actuator technologies.


Before joining Bayes, Paul has a decade of industry experience in electrical instrument research and development.  Paul has worked as an electrical engineer at a medical instrument company focusing on board-level mixed-signal circuit design.  Paul has also worked as an electrical engineer at a large medical research institute, leading the design of precision electrical instrument for a novel multi-sensor catheter, which involved all aspects of instrument development including design, schematic, layout, assembly, testing, and troubleshooting.


Paul obtained his Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati. His doctoral thesis focused on design and fabrication a fully integrated magnetic sensor system including a low-power fluxgate magnetic micro sensor and a mixed-signal ASIC circuit based on CMOS-compatible processes. Paul also has six years of microfabrication experience, including hands-on experience with photolithography, material deposition, and etching processes. He has co-authored more than 30 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals. Paul is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese.

Practice Areas

Patent Office Practice

  • Patent Drafting

  • Patent Prosecution

Industrial Focuses

Paul has developed solid technical expertise through his academic training and work experience in the following technology areas:


    ·   Semiconductor device and fabrication

    ·   Analog and mixed-signal circuit design

    ·   Sensor and actuator

    ·   Microcontroller

    ·   Display

    ·   Wireless communication

Selected Publications

C. Li, P. -M. Wu, et al., “Highly accurate thermal flow microsensor for continuous and quantitative measurement of cerebral blood flow,” Biomedical Microdevice, vol 17, no. 5, pp. 1-7, Oct. 2015


C. Li, P. -M. Wu, et al., “Brain temperature measurement: A study of in vitro accuracy and stability of smart catheter temperature sensors,” Biomedical Microdevice, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 109-118, Feb. 2012


C. Li, P. -M. Wu, L. A. Shutter and R. K. Narayan, “Dual-mode operation of flexible piezoelectric polymer diaphragm for intracranial pressure measurement,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, Feb. 2010

C. Li, P. -M. Wu, W. Jung, C. H. Ahn, L. A. Shutter and R. K. Narayan, “A novel lab-on-a-tube for multimodality neuromonitoring of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI),” Lab on a Chip, Mar. 2009

Z. Zou, A. Jang, E. T. MacKnight, P. -M. Wu, J. Do, J. S. Shim, P. L. Bishop, and C. H. Ahn, “An On-Site Heavy Metal Analyzer with Polymer Lab-on-a-Chips for Continuous Sampling and Monitoring,” IEEE Sensors, May 2009

C. Li, P. -M. Wu, S. Lee, A. Gorton, M.J. Schulz and C. H. Ahn “Flexible dome and bump shape piezoelectric tactile sensors using PVDF-TrFE copolymer,” IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 334-341, 2008

C. Li, P. -M. Wu, J. Han and C.H. Ahn, “A Flexible Polymer Tube Lab-Chip Integrated with Microsensors for Smart Microcatheter”, Biomedical Microdevices, pp.1-9, 2008

P. -M. Wu and C. H. Ahn, "Design of a Low-Power Micromachined Fluxgate Sensor Using Localized Core Saturation Method," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 8, no.3, pp.308-313, Mar. 2008

P. -M. Wu and C. H. Ahn, "A Fully Integrated Ring-Type Fluxgate Sensor Based on a Localized Core Saturation Method," IEEE Trans. Magnetics, vol. 43, no.3, pp.1040-1043, Mar. 2007


M. C. Hsieh, Y. K. Fang, P. -M. Wu, W. D. Wang, “Crystal SiGeC Far infrared sensor with temperature isolation improvement structure”, Electronics Letters, Vol. 39, No. 8, pp. 656-658, 2003 SCI NSC90-2215 -E-006-031


M. C. Hsieh, Y. K. Fang, P. -M. Wu, C. C. Yang, Y. C. Lin, W. D. Wang, S. F. Ting, J. J. Ho, “Design and Fabrication of a Novel Crystal SiGeC Far Infrared Sensor with Wavelength 8-14 Micrometer”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 360-365, 2002