Kevin Shao guides clients in the computer hardware and software, mechanical devices, networking devices, and electronics sectors. His areas of practice include patents, due diligence, patent validity and infringement analyses and opinions, and intellectual property counseling.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Kevin worked as an engineering professional for more than ten years for a variety of companies, including as an electrical engineer at International Power Devices (acquired by Power-One), a software developer at Keithley Metrabyte (a subsidiary of Keithley Instruments), and a software consultant at Intel Corporation and Motorola, Inc.

Kevin’s years of experience in the technology industries allow him to quickly understand both the technical aspects of the inventions and the business issues surrounding them. Kevin has drafted patents in the areas of networking, communications, computer software and hardware, mechanical inventions, Internet related applications, and electrical/electronic technologies.

Kevin speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. 


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  • Patent #: 8,996,760
    • Method to Emulate Message Signaled Interrupts with Interrupt Data
  • Patent #: 8,554,918
    • Data Migration with Load Balancing and Optimization
  • Patent #: 7,801,136
    • Source Based Multicast LSP
  • Patent #: 7,688,306
    • Methods and Apparatuses for Operating a Portable Device Based on an Accelerometer
  • Patent #: 7,646,180
    • Power Losses Reduction in Switching Power Converter



Bar admissions

2003, California

2001, Massachusetts

Admitted to practice before:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • J.D., University of Massachusetts School of Law
  • M.S., Boston University, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
  • B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Precision Instrument
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