Doug Zhang is a seasoned intellectual property attorney with a mechanical engineering background and over 33 years of diverse IP experience ranging from boutique IP law firms, general practice law firms, and a Fortune 50 company. His deep domain expertise has been in U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, copyright, and other related intellectual property matters and disputes.
While working for the Fortune 50 company, Doug managed patent portfolios for its various businesses, including driving strategic and tactical aspects of IP operation. These tactical aspects included helping patent evaluation boards choose the proper protection for IP assets, educating engineers on IP, supporting business M&A activities, and studying competitors’ patents to assess risks. Doug also prepared and prosecuted patent applications in diverse technical fields in the US and throughout the world to support the growth strategies of these businesses, and defended patents in oppositions and cancellations.
New York Law School
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Law Review, 2003
University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
Master of Intellectual Property, 1990
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1984
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Co-author, “Current Developments in Federal Civil Discovery Practice: Setting Reasonable Limits in the Digital Era,” PLI, 2004, 2005
“Brief Introduction of U.S. Patent Law,” American Law Review, Vol. 1, 2003 (Law Press China)