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1020 Marsh Road, Suite 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
Direct Phone: 650.645.9014
Direct Fax: 650.687.8305
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Louis Diep


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Foreign Language(s)
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.

  • 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.