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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, patent agent in the Washington, D.C. office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Dr. Zheng focuses his practice on patent prosecution in life sciences and chemical sciences, including patent drafting, prosecution, and counselling in the areas of patentability, 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.

Dr. Zheng is pursuing his J.D. degree at the George Washington University Law School.

Publications

  • Zheng, Z.; Walsh, P. J. Efficient Synthesis of Bulky 2,2’-Bipyridine and (S)-Pyridine-Oxazoline Ligands. Synth. Catal. 2020, 363 (3), 800 (Selected as a Very Important Publication by the journal)
  • 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. 2020, 362, 659
  • 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. 2020, 10, 7934
  • Wang, Z.; Zheng, Z.; Xu, X.; Mao, J.; Walsh, P. J. One-pot aminobenzylation of aldehydes with toluenes. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 3365
  • 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. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11033
  • Liang, X.; Wu, C.; Zheng, Z.; Walsh, P. J. Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling Reaction of Phenyl Benzyl Sulfoxides. Organometallics 2018, 37, 3132
  • 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. 2015, 5, 27682
  • 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 Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 9625
  • Zheng, Z.; Zhang, X.-X.; Cai, Y.-P. et al. Construction of Four Low-Dimensional NIR-Luminescence- Tunable Yb(III) Complexes. Datl. Trans. 2014, 43, 14009
Focus Areas
Education

J.D. expected, George Washington University Law School (2026)


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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