Of Counsel

Jianping Zhang

Recognized in both the U.S. and China as a patent attorney, Jianping helps clients on all aspects of W.W. patent portfolio development and monetization, including drafting and prosecuting patents and preparing opinions on patent infringement validity. His practice focuses on electrical and electronic arts, including digital/analog circuitry, MEMS, R.F., telecommunications, data/signal processing, semiconductors, software, and electrical devices. 

In 1992, Jianping earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing, China). He received an L.L.M. from China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing, China) in 1999. Jianping received an M.A. in Criminal Justice from University at Albany (Albany, NY) in 2002. He then received his J.D. (cum laude) from Albany Law School (Albany, NY) in 2005.

Before joining Seed IP Law Group, Jianping was an attorney at another boutique IP firm in the Seattle area. Just before that, he served as Lead IP Counsel with STMicroelectronics in Dallas, TX, and Shanghai, China, where he managed patent portfolio development programs in the U.S. and the Asia Pacific, including China, Japan, Singapore and India.

Prior to his tenure at STMicroelectronics, Jianping was a patent attorney with an IP boutique law firm in upstate New York.
Jianping is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Albany Law School - J.D. (cum laude) 2005
University at Albany - Criminal Justice - M.A. 2002
China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing, China) - L.L.M. ( 3 year program) 1999
Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing, China) - Electrical Engineering - B.S. 1992

Jianping is admitted to practice in New York (2006) and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also qualified to practice in the People’s Republic of China (1998) and at China SIPO Patent (2011). Jianping is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA).


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