Niel Ho

Patent Analyst

Niel Ho’s work as a Patent Analyst for Han Santos includes 6 years of patent prosecution, patent preparation, infringement analysis, and strategic planning of U.S. and foreign intellectual properties.

With a strong yet diversified technical background, Niel successfully prosecuted patent applications in various disciplines, chief among them are semiconductors, integrated optics, and mobile communication.

Before joining the firm, Niel worked as an integrated circuit design engineer in Silicon Valley for over 10 years. He specialized in high-speed analog and mixed-signal circuits, systems for data storage, and communication applications.

Niel is, most notably, a rare asset when it comes to prosecuting semiconductor-related patent applications as he spent years working directly in the field.

“In providing legal services, I am a success only if I help my clients in their business success.” - Niel Ho

Core Competencies:

  • Patents
  • Standards & Patent Pools
  • Technology Taxonomies


  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Intermediate Japanese