Hao Tan, Associate


Hao Tan is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. He works closely with clients in Asia and U.S. to obtain IP protections all over the world. His technical experience and language skills are invaluable to his clients in a global marketplace.

Hao has drafted freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, patentability, and invalidity opinions. In addition to his prosecution work, he provides advice to prospective and existing clients about patent strategies in the U.S. and China. He has handled patent appeals before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He works with a broad spectrum of technologies including:

  • Communication systems
  • Data processing systems
  • Analog and digital circuits
  • Medical imaging systems
  • Smartphones and wearable devices
  • Microprocessor architectures
  • Signal processing devices
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Financial instruments and trading
  • LCD and LED devices

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Chicago Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D., 2013)
  • University of Virginia (Ph.D., 2008)
    • Degree: Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University (M.S., 2002)
    • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University (B.S., 1999)
    • Degree: Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional and Civic Activities

  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (Member)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Member)


  • Mandarin