Jihwang Yeo is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Electronics Practice. Jihwang focuses his practice on patent prosecution, intellectual property transactions and client counseling on intellectual property matters.

Jihwang is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patents in the technical areas of electrical circuits and devices, semiconductor devices, wireless communications, computer software and hardware, and medical devices. He also has extensive research and industry experience in the areas of wireless and wired communications, computer networks and databases. Jihwang’s experience includes wireless network measurement and analysis, building a database of various wireless networks (3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, WiBro, Sensor Networks, etc.), and developing a commercial DBMS engine.

Prior to joining Foley, Jihwang was a patent agent with McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. Prior to his patent career, Jihwang was a researcher and programmer at Dartmouth College. He also interned at the IBM Almaden Research Center.


Jihwang was named to the Who’s Who Legal 2016 list in the practice area of patents.


Jihwang earned his law degree from The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2018). He received his M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland and another M.S. in computer engineering from Seoul National University (1996). He earned his B.S. in computer engineering from Seoul National University (1994).

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Jihwang was a former secretary of the Korean-American Intellectual Property Bar Association (KAIPBA). He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


Jihwang is registered to practice as a patent agent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.


Jihwang is fluent in Korean.


He has published more than 10 research papers, including:

  • Co-author, “The framework for analysis and fine-tuning of network trace sanitization,” WiSec (2011)
  • Co-author, “Catch, Clean, and Release: A Survey of Obstacles and Opportunities for Network Trace Sanitization,” Book Chapter, Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques (2010)
  • Co-author, “CRAWDAD: A Community Resource for Archiving Wireless Data at Dartmouth,” ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (2006)
  • Co-author, “An Accurate Technique for Measuring the Wireless Side of Wireless Networks,” International Workshop on Wireless Traffic Measurements and Modeling (WiTMeMo ‘05), in conjunction with MobiSys (2005)
  • Co-author, “A Framework for Wireless LAN Monitoring and its Applications,” Third ACM Workshop on Wireless Security (WiSe'04), in conjunction with ACM MobiCom (2004)
  • Co-author, “Packet Error Model for the IEEE 802.11 MAC Protocol,” in IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) (2003)
  • Co-author, “Energy-Efficient Broadcast and Multicast Trees for Reliable Wireless Communication,” In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (2003)
  • Co-author, “VQBD: Exploring Semi-structured Data (demonstration description),” in Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (2001)