Jiaxiao Zhang - McDermott Will & Emery


Jiaxiao Zhang focuses her practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation and counseling matters across all forms of IP, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Jiaxiao has substantial experience in federal district court actions in California, Delaware, Florida, and Texas, at the Federal and Ninth Circuits, and in proceedings before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Jiaxiao is an experienced registered 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 for daily operations, mergers and acquisitions, and changing market considerations. She represents multi-national and Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and growing innovators, as well as individuals and not-for-profit organizations. She maintains an active pro bono practice, and is active in the legal community.

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  • Represented Foxconn and Gigabyte Technology Inc. in inter partes review proceedings regarding electronic device connectors, and resolving related litigation.
  • Represented telecommunications equipment manufacturer TCT Mobile International in resolving a multi-patent case in the Eastern District of Texas based on power control technologies.
  • Represented TCL in resolving district court and potential inter partes and ex parte review cases regarding multiple patents relating to power controls.
  • Represented Giantplus Technology in resolving district court and potential inter partes review cases regarding multiple patents relating to display technologies.

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  • Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL), Outreach Committee (2018-present), President (2020-2021), Vice President (2019-2020)
  • Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Board member (2021-2022), Treasurer (2020-2021), Co-Chair of Programming (2019-2020)
  • Public Law Center (PLC), PLC Advocate, Fundraising Chair (2022), Pro Bono Co-Chair (2021)
  • Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association (OCIPLA)

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University of California, Irvine School of Law, JD
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, BS, Electrical Engineering


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