Jianping Zhang

Of Counsel


Recognized in both the U.S. and China as a patent attorney, Jianping assists clients on all aspects of WW patent portfolio development and monetization, including drafting and prosecuting patents and preparing opinions on patent infringement and validity. His practice focuses on electrical and electronic arts including digital/analog circuitry, MEMS, RF, 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 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.


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


Prior to joining Seed IP Law Group, Jianping was an attorney at another boutique IP firm in the Seattle area. Just prior to 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 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.


Jianping is admitted to practice in the state of 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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