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1020 Marsh Road, Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
Direct Phone: 650.645.9014
Direct Fax: 650.687.8305
louis.diep@procopio.com
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Louis Diep

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Admissions
California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Foreign Language(s)
Cantonese
Mandarin
Vietnamese
Louis Diep’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of computer, electrical, electronic, Internet-related technologies, mechanical arts, and software. Mr. Diep has experience preparing and prosecuting applications directed to client-server infrastructure, computer memory, database, Internet-related technologies, mechanical arts, multimedia software, semiconductor, and user interface. He has also assisted companies in the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications, software licensing, including open-source licenses and patent portfolio monetization.

Prior to joining Procopio, Mr. Diep was an associate at Sughrue Mion PLLC and a patent examiner at the USPTO, where he examined patent applications in the Computer Architecture and Software Technology Center.

Education
  • Graduate Certificate (Electrical Engineering), Santa Clara University
  • JD, Santa Clara Law, High Tech Law Certificate in Corporate Transactions
  • Studied (World IP Law, WTO’s TRIP Agreement, Chinese IP Laws, Chinese Legal System, Foreign Direct Investment in China), Tsinghua University, School of Law, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  • BS (Computer Science), University of California, Santa Barbara
Community Involvement
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Amateur Radio Operator and Past Emergency Services First Responder
  • Junior Achievement – Past Teacher Consultant

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Recent Seminars 
  • “A Look Inside the USPTO – The Realities of Obtaining and Enforcing Patents,” Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California, Menlo Park, CA, October 15, 2013.
  • “Patent Prosecution - A Former Patent Examiner's Perspective,” IP Counsel Café, Palo Alto, CA, April 2012.
  • “What Engineers and Scientists Need to Know about Patents,” School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, 2008.