Jiaxiao Zhang focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation matters. Jiaxiao has substantial experience in federal district court actions in California, Texas, and Florida, at the Federal and Ninth Circuits, and in 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 former patent examiner familiar with USPTO programs, policies, and procedures. She also has experience in design engineering, biotechnology laboratories, and research, including as an engineer at a biomedical device company. She has prosecuted hundreds of utility and design patent applications from conception to post-issuance, and provides strategic intellectual property portfolio management and due diligence guidance. She represents multi-national and Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and growing innovators, as well as not-for-profit organizations and individuals.
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, where she was named a College of Engineering Knight of St. Patrick, and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Courts / Agencies US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals for the Ninth 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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