Daniel Kwok is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses on patents.

Daniel has experience developing and maintaining U.S. and international patent portfolios covering the fields of objection recognition, encryption and authentication, image and video processing, antenna and wireless technologies, telecommunications, video processing, database management, IC design and manufacturing, nanofabrication, and radio frequency.

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B.S., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001

J.D., Loyola Law School Los Angeles, 2009

M.S., Information System Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001


Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Cantonese)



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Chen, Kwok in OCBJ: What Is Patentable Subject Matter' It is Time for Congress to Act
July 26, 2018

Patentable subject matter is defined in 35 U.S.C. §101 as, “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.” Since this statute was codified in 1952, there have been numerous court cases defining (or attempting t [...]