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AnTu ("James") currently focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. With degrees in chemical engineering from Caltech, materials science from Northwestern, and computational geomechanics from Texas A&M, James is well-equipped to deal with the complex and interdisciplinary nature of modern inventions. Moreover, his experience in academia and industry as a graduate research assistant and a university patent analyst has exposed him to different perspectives on the path from innovation to commercial success.  

As a research assistant, James worked on a variety of projects. Some of these related to mathematical modeling of fracture propagation during hydraulic fracturing, mineral image recognition and analysis, and data mining and machine learning to collect and analyze data from energy industry databases. As an invention specialist, James interacted with university inventors and patent attorneys to evaluate invention submissions. He analyzed ideas across multiple domains including chemicals, nanoscale sensors, algorithms, and medical valves.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Texas A&M University, M.S., Petroleum Engineering, 2016

  • Northwestern University, M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, 2011

  • California Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2009

Previous Experience

  • Texas A&M University, Graduate Assistant Researcher - Blasingame Group, 2014-2016, College Station, TX

  • Epic Systems, Technical Services Engineer, 2012-2014, Madison, WI

  • Northwestern University, Invention Specialist, 2011-2012, Evanston, IL