Sean concentrates his intellectual property practice on patent prosecution primarily of EE and CS matters, in particular, in the areas of electronics, mixed-signal circuits, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and wireless/mobile communications.

Prior to law school, he worked with ExxonMobil and GE Global Research as an electrical engineer and with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a research associate. At ExxonMobil, he was an electrical lead of Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) and Detailed Engineering for the design, technical qualification, and field installation of electric facilities in offshore and Arctic projects, and led R&D of subsea power transmission and distribution. At GE, he designed multilevel power converters to drive megawatt gas compressors, high-frequency converters in aircraft, and energy management systems using batteries and ultracapacitors for hybrid vehicles. At ORNL, he designed an embedded controller and data acquisition systems to operate an electric/hybrid vehicle propulsion/HVAC converter. He is also experienced with machinery diagnosis using pattern recognition and machine-learning algorithms.

Prior to joining KHMRG, he worked in international and national law firms on patent prosecution, litigation support, opinion letters and due diligence. He was the receipt of the Houston IP Law Association (HIPLA) Student Scholarship, University of Houston Institute for IP and Information Law (IPIL) Award for Distinguished Accomplishment, and Dean’s Scholarship in law school. He is the inventor/co-inventor of four U.S. patents and have published 19 IEEE transactions and conference papers. He is an IEEE Senior Member.

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  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Texas


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Tech

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

University of Houston Law Center

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude