Rico Cho is currently the senior director at WISPRO, providing IP consulting services to manufacturing and technology companies worldwide through information analysis and investigation. His areas of specialization include patent landscaping, patent risk analysis, IP lifecycle management, and IP due diligence for investment. 

Meet Rico

Currently, Mr. Cho is also a Ph.D. candidate at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, where his research is focused on the quantitative analysis of patent data. Mr. Cho received a master’s degree in electronic engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and an MBA from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

Primary Practice

  • Patent Analysis—patent search, patent categorization, patent prosecution, claim chart, and patent infringement analysis

  • Industry Analysis—market prediction, product development trends, strategy analysis, business-plan design

  • Intellectual Property Management—trademark, copyright, and patent integrated management, including IP lawsuit management and M&A IP management

  • Optical System Design—optical model building, optical simulation, optical communication module design, LCD backlight module design

Research Papers

  • Cho, Rico LT, John S. Liu, and Mei Hsiu-Ching Ho. “Autonomous Vehicle Technology Development: A Patent Survey Based on Main Path Analysis.” 2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). IEEE, 2019.

  • Cho, Rico L.T, John S. Liu, and Mei Hsiu-Ching Ho. Identifying Potential Valuable Patents Based on Standard Essential Patent (SEP): The Case of HEVC. The 26th International Association for Management of Technology Conference (IAMOT 2017), Vienna.

  • Cho, Rico L.T, John S. Liu, and Mei Hsiu-Ching Ho. “What Are The Concerns? Looking Back on 15 Years of Research in Cultural and Creative Industries.” International journal of cultural policy 24.1 (2018): 25-44.

  • Rico L.T. Cho, John S. Liu, Mei H.C. Ho (2017, May). Identifying Potential Valuable Patents Based on Standard Essential Patent (SEP): The Case of HEVC. The 26th International Association for Management of Technology Conference (IAMOT 2017), Vienna.

  • Rico L.T. Cho, John S. Liu, Mei H.C. Ho (2016, Jan). What are the concerns? Looking back on 15 years of research in cultural and creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy.

  • Shien-Kuei Liaw, Guo-Sing Jhong, Lee-Ting Cho, Chu-Lin Chang (2008, Apr). Implementation of tunable erbium doped fiber laser using a broadband fiber mirror. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Volume 50, Issue 7 July 2008 Pages 1722–1724.