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Zhipeng Zheng, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist, Patent Agent

Washington, D.C.
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About Zhipeng

Zhipeng Zheng, Ph.D., is a technology specialist and patent agent in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Dr. Zheng focuses his practice on patent prosecution support in life sciences and chemical sciences, including performing patentability and market assessments, patent landscape analyses, and freedom to operate analyses. He has extensive technical expertise in the fields of organic chemistry, synthetic method development, analytical chemistry and small-molecule pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Fish, Dr. Zheng worked for many years in research and development at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), where he worked on small molecule and drug derivative synthesis, organo-catalysis, high-throughput screening, and polymerization. Dr. Zheng is the author of 21 publications in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.  While at graduate school, Dr. Zheng was also a fellow at the Penn Center for Innovation, where he conducted patentability and marketing assessment of technologies invented by Penn’s researchers.

Publications

  • Zheng, Z.; Walsh, P. J. “Efficient Synthesis of Bulky 2,2’-Bipyridine and (S)-Pyridine-Oxazoline Ligands,” Synth. Catal. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202001218 (2020)
  • Zheng, Z.; Trofymchuk, O. S.; Kurogi, T.; Varela, E.; Mindiola, D.; Walsh, P. J. “Selenenate Anions (PhSeO–) as Organocatalyst: Synthesis of trans-Stilbenes and a PPV Derivative,” Synth. Catal. 362, 659 (2020)
  • Wu, C.; McCollom, S. P.; Zheng, Z.; Zhang, J.; Sha, S.-C.; Li, M.; Walsh, P. J.; Tomson, N. C. “Aryl Fluoride Activation Through Palladium-Magnesium Bimetallic Cooperation: A Mechanistic and Computational Study,” ACS Catal. 10, 7934 (2020)
  • Wang, Z.; Zheng, Z.; Xu, X.; Mao, J.; Walsh, P. J. “One-pot aminobenzylation of aldehydes with toluenes,” Commun. 9, 3365 (2018)
  • Mao, J.; Wang, Z.; Xu, X.; Liu, G.; Jiang, R.; Guan, H.; Zheng, Z.; Walsh, P. J. “Synthesis of Indoles through Domino Reactions of 2-Fluorotoluenes and Nitriles,” Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 11033 (2019)
  • Liang, X.; Wu, C.; Zheng, Z.; Walsh, P. J. “Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling Reaction of Phenyl Benzyl Sulfoxides,” Organometallics 37, 3132 (2018)
  • Zheng, Z.; Wei, Q.; Cai, Y.-P. et al. “Two Schiff Base Ligands for Distinguishing ZnII/CdII Sensing – effect of Substituent on Fluorescent Sensing,” RSC Adv. 5, 27682 (2015)
  • Zheng, Z.; Ou, Y.-J.; Cai, Y.-P. et al. “Anion-Dependent Assembly of Four Sensitized Near-Infrared Luminescent Heteronuclear ZnII –YbIII Schiff Base Complexes from a Trinuclear ZnII,” Chem. 53, 9625 (2014)
  • Zheng, Z.; Zhang, X.-X.; Cai, Y.-P. et al. “Construction of Four Low-Dimensional NIR-Luminescence- Tunable Yb(III) Complexes,” 43, 14009 (2014)
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Education

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania (2020)


M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, South China Normal University (2015)


B.S., Chemistry, South China Normal University (2012)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2022
Languages
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Cantonese Chinese
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