PATENT VITAL, LLC provides high-quality patent-agent services, including patent prosecution services, to clients in the United States (U.S.) and from foreign countries. By the combination of licensed U.S. patent agent’s technical background and expertise in patent prosecution, PATENT VITAL, LLC helps clients with U.S. patent application preparation and prosecution tasks.

PATENT VITAL, LLC is conveniently located in Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.A., which is a 30-minute drive from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandra, Virginia.

Wenzhi Lin, Ph.D. in Physics, Registered Patent Agent

I am a U.S. registered patent agent. With a Ph.D. in physics and a deep curiosity about science and new technologies, I love working with inventors, universities, and companies to protect their inventions. I help clients with patent application tasks.

I have drafted more than 100 patent applications and numerous amendments and responses to office actions. I have used the combination of my technical background and expertise in patent prosecution to help clients obtain patents. I have more than half-a-decade experience in the patent field, initially as a technical specialist and then as a patent agent. I have extensive experience in helping a wide variety of clients including small entities and Fortune 500 companies with patent application and prosecution tasks.

I have prior work experience in both boutique law firm and Biglaw firm. After working as a patent agent for an AmLaw 100 global law firm, I founded PATENT VITAL, LLC to provide clients with high-quality patent services with transparent and reasonable fees.

I have a broad background in science and technology. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio University. I have further enriched my technical background with postdoctoral work experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Michigan State University.

I have comprehensive knowledge in topics including semiconductor physics and applications, light-emitting diodes, nanotechnology, low-dimensional materials, thin film deposition, epitaxy development, material characterization, and equipment design & development.

I have expertise in material science, semiconductor growth and characterization, and instrument design & development. I have published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals.

Technical Areas

Technical areas of my patent professional services include, but are not limited to, the following exemplary technical areas:

— Semiconductor device and fabrication: e.g., semiconductor devices fabricated using film deposition, ion implantation, lithography, and etching, light-emitting diode (LED) and LED displays, solar cells, photodiodes, detecting and imaging sensors, field effect transistors (FETs), high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs)

— Electrical and electronic connectors: e.g., connectors with electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, multi-contact connectors, cable connectors

— Computer hardware/software

— Consumer electronics devices

— Virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) devices

— Unmanned aerial vehicles

— Electrical and mechanical devices

— Nanodevices and quantum devices: e.g., quantum-dots based devices


— Ph.D., Physics, Ohio University

— M.S., Condensed Matter Physics, Xiamen University (Outstanding Graduate Award)

— B.S., Physics and Electrical Communication, Xiamen University


Licensed Patent Agent before The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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