Dr. Mao (John) Wang is an experienced patent attorney with extensive research and development experience in both academic and industrial environments such as at MIT and Altria. Dr. Wang leverages his multidisciplinary research and development expertise to assist his clients through patent drafting and prosecution, legal opinions and counseling on patentability, patent validity, and freedom to operate. His outstanding academic background, experience in managing foreign counsels, and expertise in conducting appeals and assisting in post-grant reviews at the USPTO make him a formidable asset to his clients.

Dr. Wang’s clients benefit from his unique experience, which spans beyond the field of intellectual property law by including a wealth of multidisciplinary technical know-how, especially in chemical and mechanical arts, including:

  • Material science
  • Polymers
  • Catalysts
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Batteries
  • Optics
  • Display Panel
  • Virtual Reality Technology
  • Circuits
  • Semiconductors
  • Solar photovoltaic
  • Wood preservatives


  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
  • Clemson University (Ph.D.)
    • Material Science and Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Post Doctorate)
    • Comprehensive Sloan Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation


  • English
  • Simplified Chinese

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • The AIPLA Past President’s Award
  • The Virginia State Bar Award
  • Peter D. Rosenberg Prize in Patent and Intellectual Property Law

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • Controlled Release Society
  • The Fiber Society

Prior Affiliations

  • Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian LLP
  • Novartis-MIT Center for Continous Manufacturing at MIT
  • Philip Morris
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology