What We Do Together Matters™: University of Delaware Inventor Recognized with Ceremonial Patent by U.S. Senator Coons and USPTO Director Iancu

Wilmington, DE | September 2018 –Dr. Siu-Tat Chui, a Professor of Physics at the University of Delaware, was recently acknowledged with a ceremonial patent by the U.S. Senator from Delaware, Chris Coons, and the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu.  The honor was bestowed on Friday, Sept. 21 as part of an Intellectual Property Legal Forum, administered by Delaware Bio and hosted by Agilent Technologies, where Senator Coons and Director Iancu discussed the importance of protecting American innovation and intellectual property with various members of the scientific and legal community.

RatnerPrestia Shareholder Stephen Weed and Associate Robert Esposito, Ph.D. worked together with Dr. Chui and the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) to draft and prosecute the application that resulted in U.S. Patent No. 10,018,507, titled “Electromagnetic Detector,” which relates to a low-cost electromagnetic radiation sensor that leverages the electric field associated with light to detect extremely-high-frequency millimeter waves (MMW).  Providing low-cost detection in the MMW range, currently an underutilized part of the wireless spectrum, is a promising step toward the commercialization of new wireless technologies.

Further information about Dr. Chui and his invention can be found at the University of Delaware’s UDaily website.

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