Jiaxiao Zhang focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation matters. Jiaxiao has experience in federal district court actions in California, Texas, and Florida, and proceedings before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Jiaxiao is an experienced patent attorney and a former engineer at a biomedical device company. She has prosecuted patent applications from conception to post-issuance, and provides strategic intellectual property portfolio management and due diligence guidance.
While in law school, Jiaxiao served as executive content editor for the UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational and Comparative Law, and as a staff editor for the UC Irvine Law Review. She received the outstanding student member award for the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and was runner up for best oral argument in the UCI Law Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition. She also participated in the Global Antitrust Institute Invitational and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. With more than 200 hours of pro bono service, she received pro bono graduation high honors.
Jiaxiao obtained her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering through studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL), Vice President
Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Co-Chair of Programming
Public Law Center (PLC), PLC Advocate
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Courts / Agencies US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit US District Court for the Central District of California US District Court for the Southern District of California US District Court for the Northern District of Texas US Patent and Trademark Office
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