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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, development and management of patent portfolios, and patent litigation support. Dr. Zhang has substantial patent prosecution experience in the field of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, material sciences, and biotechnology. Exemplary technical areas of Dr. Zhang’s patent prosecution work include pharmaceuticals (e.g., small molecule drugs and polymer-drug conjugates), nutraceuticals (e.g., herbal extracts), drug formulations, cosmetic formulations (e.g., fragrance), biomaterials (e.g., diagnostic agents), nanotechnologies, medical devices (e.g., stents, imaging devices, biosensors, and biochips), fuel cells, solar cells, batteries, material sciences (e.g., polymers, ink materials, catalysts, semiconductor materials, magnetic materials, superconducting materials and formulations, fabric materials, and food additives and processing), 3D printing technologies, chemical synthetic methods, chemical analytical methods (e.g., mass spectroscopy), and business methods.

Education

Suffolk University Law School 2007
J.D.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2001
Chemistry, Ph.D.


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

Admissions

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

Language

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Other Distinctions

Invited Presentations and Lectures

“Case Studies in Litigation and Their Implications for Prosecution,” “Over The Years” Online Webinar Series (III), June 2020.

“U.S. Trade Secret Laws,” Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA – 2018 Annual Convention, New York, NY, October 2018.

“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.

Recognition

Recognized in “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” by IAM Patent 1000 (2020).

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