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Background

Limin Zheng is a Principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C.  Her practice emphasizes patent and other complex technology litigation and spans a broad range of technologies, with a focus on biotechnology, biotherapeutics, and medical devices.  She also serves as a mediator on the ADR Neutral panel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Before starting her legal career, Dr. Zheng studied and conducted research in molecular and developmental biology as a Ph.D. candidate at University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences, and as a postdoc at Professor Matthew Scott’s lab at Stanford University, School of Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology.

Dr. Zheng previously served as legal externs to the Honorable Claudia Wilken and Honorable D. Lowell Jensen, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law 2003
Senior Publishing Editor, California Law Review, 2002-2003


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh 1997
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, 1996-1997


M.D. Candidate, Peking Union Medical College
Completed 5 years of an 8-year MD program before attending graduate school

Admissions

  • California 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Other Distinctions

Fellow of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (1998 – 2000)

Selected Publications

Comment, Actual Innocence As a Gateway Through the Statute-of-Limitations Bar on the Filing of Federal Habeas Corpus Petitions, 90 CALIF. L. REV. 2101 (2002).

Note, Purdue Pharma L.P. v. Faulding Inc., 17 BERKELEY TECH. L.J. 95 (2002).

Limin Zheng & Richard W. Carthew, Lola Regulates Cell Fate by Antagonizing Notch Induction in the Drosophila Eye, MECH DEV. 125(1-2):18-29 (Jan-Feb 2008).

Alan J. Zhu, Limin Zheng, Kay Suyama & Matthew P. Scott, Altered Localization of Drosophila Smoothened Protein Activates Hedgehog Signal Transduction, 17(10) GENES DEV. 1240 (2003)

Limin Zheng, Jianjun Zhang & Richard W. Carthew., Frizzled Regulates Mirror-Symmetric Pattern Formation in the Drosophila Eye, 121 DEVELOPMENT 3045 (1995).

Awards

Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2011-2013)

Experience

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