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Xianghui (Sean) Huang Associate

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude

Georgia Tech, Ph.D., EE

Georgia Tech, MSEE

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, BSEE, BSME


Sean Huang, Ph.D., is an associate attorney in Dykema's San Antonio, Texas office. He concentrates his intellectual property practice on patent prosecution, litigation support, and licensing. He has represented clients to procure patents relating to consumer electronics, battery technologies, analog/digital semiconductor circuits, and cloud computing. He also supports clients’ litigation of mobile software matters by providing prior art analysis and claim charts. In addition, he counsels clients on due diligence and asset acquisition relating to wireless and mobile communications technologies.

Prior to law school, he worked with ExxonMobil and GE Global Research as an electrical engineer and with Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a research associate. At ExxonMobil, he was an electrical lead of FEED and Detailed Engineering for the design, technical qualification, procurement, and installation of electric power facilities in offshore and Arctic projects, and led R&D on subsea power T&D. At GE, he designed multi-level converters to drive megawatt compressors, high-frequency aircraft power converters, and energy management systems of batteries and ultracapacitors for hybrid vehicles. At ORNL, he designed the DSP/FPGA-based embedded controller and data acquisition system to operate a multi-phase propulsion/HVAC converter. He is also experienced with machinery diagnosis using pattern recognition and machine-learning algorithms.

His cross-disciplinary experiences allow him to provide his clients with technically sound and business-oriented legal counsel.

Sean holds four U.S. patents and has published 19 IEEE transactions and conference papers. He is an IEEE senior member.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member