Our story

PatentPal was founded in Silicon Valley by Harvard alums with cross-domain expertise in patent law and machine learning.

We build software to auto-generate language for patent applications.

Foothill Ventures


PatentPal closes a financing round led by Foothill Ventures.

Harvard China Forum

1st place

PatentPal wins first place from among 190 Harvard-affiliated startups at Harvard China Forum.

HBS New Venture Competition

Top 5

PatentPal wins top five from among 43 Harvard-affiliated startups at Harvard New Venture Competition.

Plug and Play

1st place

PatentPal wins first place from among 15 startups at Plug & Play.

One of my favorite aspects of being a patent lawyer was learning about the most cutting-edge technologies. And I was fortunate to have developed a focus around machine learning in my practice early on. As I wrote about machine learning, I wondered how we could apply it towards our work as patent attorneys, to enhance our ability to serve the most innovative clients. I remember writing the code for our initial summary generator, seeing pages of writing generated with the push of a button, work that otherwise took me hours to complete—I was hooked. In building our products, I hope to share the excitement I felt with my colleagues and friends in the IP world and beyond.

Jack Xu

Founder and CEO