Idongesit (Idong) Ebong, Ph.D.

Idong focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of electrical and mechanical engineering.

What do you focus on?

I have experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a wide variety of technologies. Leveraging my engineering background, I am well versed in the areas of computer architecture and networks, digital and analog circuit design, software, microfabrication equipment, micromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors, signal processing, machine learning and telecommunications.

What do you see on the horizon?

We are quickly approaching a limit in society where a trained artificial intelligence will be the default solution to complex problems across various disciplines. Therefore, patent practitioners will have to be familiar with different machine learning approaches to better distinguish and protect their clients’ intellectual property.


  • “CMOS and Memristor-Based Neural Network Design for Position Detection,” Proceedings of IEEE, DOI:10.1109/JPROC.2011.2173089
  • “Self-Controlled Writing and Erasing in a Memristor Crossbar Memory,” IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, DOI:10.1109/TNANO.2011.2166805


Idongesit Ebong, Ph.D.

Patent Agent


Phone: 312-977-4440

Fax: 312-977-4405

University of Michigan, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
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