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T. Tony Zhang, Ph.D.

Principal

New York, NY
212-641-2279
zhang@fr.com
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Background

T. Tony Zhang is a Principal in the New York office of Fish & Richardson. Dr. Zhang’s practice emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling, opinion work, due diligence studies, and development and management of patent portfolios. Dr. Zhang has substantial patent prosecution experience in various sub-fields of chemistry including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. Technical areas of Dr. Zhang’s patent prosecution work include pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals (e.g., herbal extracts), drug formulations, chemical synthetic methods, nanotechnologies, medical devices (e.g., imaging devices, biosensors. and biochips), fuel cells, solar cells, batteries, material sciences (e.g., ink materials, catalysts, semiconductor materials, and polymers), and business methods. Dr. Zhang has previous legal experience as a patent agent and technology specialist with Fish & Richardson.

Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School 2007


Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2001
Chemistry


B.S., Peking University (Beijing, China) 1996
Chemistry

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2011
  • Massachusetts 2007
  • New York 2008

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Other Distinctions

Invited Presentations and Lectures

“IP Issues for Startups,” Chinese Institute of Engineers – Greater New York Chapter 2016 annual convention, Flushing NY, October 2016.

“Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage Act,” Technology and Entrepreneurship Series (II), Princeton University, Princeton NJ, May 2015.

“EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court,” Zhejiang Province Foreign Patent Protection Seminar, HangZhou, Zhejiang, China, September 2013.

“From an Idea to a Business,” panel speaker, NACEA 2013 annual conference, Newark, NJ, June 2013.

“The Basics of Patents and Recent Changes in U.S. Patent law,” NACEA 2013 Business Series (I), Iselin, NJ, February 2013.

“The ‘America Invents Act’: What You Need to Know,” Shanghai Bio-forum, Shanghai, China, May 2012.

“Introduction to Intellectual Properties,” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, March 2012.

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