Law Office of Louis Wu

Providing high-quality intellectual property (IP) services strategically tailored to help your business succeed. 

About Us


We offer a variety of legal services, which include, for example:

  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Trademark and Copyright Registration
  • Strategic Counseling
  • Validity Studies
  • Non-Infringement/Freedom-to-Operate Opinions
  • Due Diligence and Technology Transfer Work
  • Arbitration and Mediation Services

Clients often recognize the importance of developing a strong intellectual property strategy early, since IP assets may represent a significant percentage of a business's intrinsic value.  Once IP strategies are in place, their execution requires ongoing supervision.  

Thus, for individuals and businesses that do not yet need full-time staff handling IP matters, the firm provides assistance with IP matters and performs related transactional and corporate work.  

For large projects having strict deadlines, the firm’'s bandwidth is rapidly scalable. The firm has partnered with specialists and litigators in numerous industries to provide a full range of domestic and international IP services.

In any case, we are mindful of our clients’ budgetary considerations. Accordingly, our hourly rates are competitive regardless of the size and complexity of the project. We are flexible in our billing arrangements, and quotes for “not-to-exceed” fees are available for certain types of projects.

Technology and Commerce

The firm possesses a number of technological and commercial strengths.  Exemplary work product in the form of U.S. patents and published patent applications includes:

Bio/Life/Medical Technologies

  • 20160060659 Glucose and Xylose Co-Fermenting Microorganism 
  • 7833282 Eustachian Tube Device and Method       

Analytical Arts 

  • 8176769 Device and Method for Quantifying a Surface’s Cleanliness   
  • 6734436 Optical Microfluidic Devices    

Chemistry & Materials   

  • 8061892 Assessing a Sample’s Temperature Exposure History   
  • 7309754 Stable Encapsulant Fluid Capable of Undergoing Reversible Diels-Alder Polymerization  

Electronics & Software 

  • 9961429 Wearable electronic device having ornamental and deployment modes   
  • 8239253 Election-Based Electronic Compilations   

About Louis

Louis Wu has over two decades of experience in branding and commercialization efforts for start-up ventures, research institutions, and established industry leaders.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.Sc, Materials Science and Engineering
  • University of California, Berkeley, Advanced Biosciences Program
  • Northeastern University, M.Sc., Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • University of San Francisco, J.D. (Doctor of Law)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • California State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 

Other Skills & Competencies

  • Adjunct faculty -- San Francisco State University 
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Conversant in open source software issues
  • Familiar with proceedings before the Food and Drug Administration and the International Trade Commission 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!


We have offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles Area of California.  For an appointment, feel free to call during normal business hours.

Louis Wu Intellectual Property Law

PO Box 10074, Oakland, CA 94610, US

(510) 652-2397



9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm