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Wenchong Shu, Ph.D.

Patent Agent


Wenchong Shu

Wenchong Shu, Ph.D., is a registered patent agent in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group, where he prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications in a wide spectrum of technical fields including quantum technology, optics and laser technologies, electronic devices and circuits, semiconductors, nanotechnology, micro-manufacturing technology, information technology, network and telecommunications, cryptography, computer software and hardware. Wenchong also assists in the preparation of invalidity/non-infringement, freedom to operate, and patentability opinions, inter partes review and post grant review at the USPTO and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as U.S. district court litigation and fast-track Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Wenchong has a broad technical background and expertise in science and engineering. While pursuing his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at Stevens Institute of Technology, Wenchong conducted research on quantum optics, quantum entanglement and coherence, quantum computation, quantum communication and quantum cryptography, and also received two Master’s degrees in optical engineering and electrical engineering respectively. At the University of Science and Technology of China, he was involved in a Chinese national “973” research program for a satellite-ground quantum cryptography communication network in a national key laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Wenchong worked at two IP boutique firms, where he drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for world-leading clients in the semiconductor industry, internet/software industry, automobile industry, and UAV industry. Before that, Wenchong worked at a photoelectric company as a research scientist. In addition to conducting theoretical and experimental research, he taught undergraduate courses including mechanics, electromagnetics, and optics at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Technical Publications

  • Wenchong Shu and Ting Yu, "Exact Coherence Dynamics Mediated by a Small Environment," Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2011, 44 (225501).
  • Wenchong Shu, Xinyu Zhao, Jun Jing, Lian-Ao Wu and Ting Yu, "Uhrig Dynamical Control of a Three-level Quantum System: Non-Markovian Quantum Trajectory Approach," Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2013, 46 (175504).

Contact Information

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Stevens Institute of Technology
Optical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Science and Technology of China


United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association 
  • American Physical Society
  • Optical Society of America
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers

Languages Spoken

Chinese (Mandarin)