U.J. Santiesteban, Associate

U.J. has over seven years of experience in the patent field with an emphasis on patent application preparation and prosecution.  He has handled patent applications in a broad range of complex technologies including 4G and 5G technologies, autonomous driving systems, photovoltaic devices, semiconductor packaging, and chemistry.  More recently, U.J. served as an attorney at an international patent law firm based in Germany, which broadened his knowledge of patent considerations in foreign jurisdictions and allowed him to directly interact with inventors and legal colleagues all over the world.  He uses his experience to advise clients on developing and managing their global patent portfolios to maximize the value of their proprietary technologies.


  • U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution


  • 4G and 5G
  • Autonomous driving systems
  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Semiconductor packaging
  • Chemistry


  • State of Maryland
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • J.D. – University of Maryland Fracis King Carey School of Law
  • B.S. – Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University