Meng H. Pua


Meng (Paul) H. Pua is a partner and registered patent attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Paul has assisted various companies in the U.S. and overseas, including start-up companies, in various corporate and regulatory matters relating to intellectual property, health care services, employment, commercial agreements, and technology. Paul has extensive industry experience spanning semiconductor chip design, electronic design automation (EDA) and communications. His practice in the intellectual property domain includes the strategic counseling and management of IP portfolios, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, as well as handling of post grant review processes (e.g., petition for inter partes review by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board) and litigation support. Paul’s technical areas of focus include semiconductor electronics and manufacturing processes, autonomous and electric vehicles, battery technology, biometric systems, web advertising and social media systems, optical systems, telecommunications, networking, software, digital media, virtual machines, and RFID technology. Paul also handles the preparation of infringement and patentability opinions and provides technical knowledge to support infringement analysis. He is a member of the Electronics Practice and the China Practice, as well as the Automotive Industry Team and Technology Industry Team.

Prior to joining Foley, Paul was a patent agent with Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. Previously, he was a senior member of technical staff at TranSwitch Corporation, where he was a key developer of in-house automation platforms and design flows, and author of methodology manuals, which were propagated to TranSwitch worldwide design centers. His experience includes engaging with a broad spectrum of leading EDA and IP providers, evaluating and incorporating key technologies for the design and implementation of high-performance semiconductor products. During Paul’s tenure at Bell Laboratories (microelectronics division, Lucent Technologies), he was engaged in digital signal processor design and development, as well as physical implementation of a number of IC devices. While at Hewlett Packard, he was involved in one of the world’s first video-on-demand systems as part of the consulting and solutions technology group.


加入富理达之前,潘先生曾是Choate Hall & Stewart LLP 的一名专利代理。在此之前,他是美商传威(TranSwitch Corporation)的一名高级技术人员,是室内自动平台和设计流程的关键开发者,并撰写了方法说明手册,被应用于美商传威遍布全球的设计中心。他的从业经历丰富且涉猎面广,包括领导电子设计自动化(EDA)及专利提供者,评估及整合设计和实现高性能半导体产品中所涉及的关键技术。潘先生在贝尔实验室(微电子学部门,朗讯科技)期间参与了数码信号处理器的设计与开发,以及一系列集成电路设备的物理实现。而在惠普公司任职期间,他作为技术咨询与解决方案团队的成员,参与了全球第一批视频点播系统的研发工作。


  • 获得 美国法律500强 在知识产权: 专利(包括复审和授权后无效程序) 领域的推荐: (2017 – 2019)
  • 入选 美国法律500强 在知识产权: 专利(包括复审和授权后无效程序) 领域, 全美国“最佳下一代律师”名单: (2017 – 2019)


潘先生于2012年在萨福克大学法学院获得其法学学历 ,并在乔治亚理工学院获得电气和计算机工程学硕士学位。潘先生于新加坡国立大学以优等成绩毕业,并获得了电气工程学学士学位。




潘先生汉语流利 。


  • 2015年担任在北京大学法学院举办的题为“美国国内的知识产权与诉讼”讲座主讲人之一。
  • “步入下一个(纳米)技术节点”-2007年波士顿新思科技(Synopsys)用户峰会合著者与联袂演讲者。
  • “通过外部光注入减少半导体激光器内在非线性失真”1997年新加坡信息,通信与信号处理国际会议,第一作者。

Awards and Recognition

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 guide for Intellectual Property: Patent – Prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings): (2017 – 2019)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 guide for Intellectual Property: Patent – Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), in the “Next Generation Lawyers” list, which notes the top up-and-coming lawyers nationwide: (2017 – 2019)
  • Recognized by Leaders League Intelligence Report & Rankings, as a Top Tiered Leading Practitioner for Patent Prosecution, and in Best Law Firm for Patent Prosecution: (2021)

Presentations and Publications

  • “IP Litigation and Prosecution in the United States,” lecture co-presenter, Peking University Law School, Beijing, China, 2015
  • “Moving to the Next (Nanometer) Technology Node,” co-author and co-presenter, Boston Synopsys User’s Group Meeting, Boston, MA, 2007
  • “Reduction of Intrinsic Nonlinear Distortion In Semiconductor Lasers With External Light Injection,” first author, International Conference of Information, Communications and Signal Processing, Singapore, 1997


  • Chinese (fluent)
06 October 2023 Events

19th Annual IP Conference

Foley & Lardner LLP is thrilled to present our 19th Annual IP Conference on Friday, October 6, 2023, live and in person from Boston’s Seaport District.
11 February 2022 In the News

Paul Pua Discusses Patent Trends in Wireless Technologies

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Meng H. (Paul) Pua was featured in the article, “VR, 5G, and wireless comms: how counsel can conquer top tech,” in Managing IP.
18 March 2021 Events

Implementing and Enforcing Standard Essential Patents: Practical Perspectives from the U.S. and Europe

To learn more about key issues involving SEPs and FRAND as well as guidance for successfully navigating them throughout your company’s business life cycle—whether you are new to this area or are looking to catch the most recent developments—please click below to watch the on-demand webinar.
01 February 2019 Press Releases

Foley Elects New Partners

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that its new class of partners has been elected, effective February 1, 2019.
01 June 2017 Press Releases

The Legal 500 United States Recognizes 19 Foley Practice Areas

Foley has been recognized in 19 practice areas by The Legal 500 United States 2017, an analysis of law firms based on surveys and interviews of more than 250,000 corporate counsel. The firm maintained three top-tier recognitions and received 16 additional firm-wide recommendations. <BR>
21 January 2016 Press Releases

Foley Wins Two Federal Circuit Appeals for Vibrant Media; Underlying District Court Case Dismissed

On December 17, 2015 and January 5, 2016, Foley secured complete victories on appeal in two patent disputes at the Federal Circuit on behalf of Vibrant Media, Inc., which was followed by a stipulation of dismissal of the underlying patent litigation on January 19, 2016.