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Ms. Zhang focuses her practice on patent prosecution and litigation in a wide range of technologies. Prior to joining WHIPgroup, she worked at a New York-based law firm, where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications on computer-implemented inventions, including smartphones and wireless communication systems. During law school, she completed externships with the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson (U.S. District Court of Connecticut) and the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General.

Ms. Zhang earned a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in smart materials, including conducting polymers and bioderived materials. She also earned a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a specialization in signal processing.

Education

J.D. University of Connecticut, 2020
Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013, Mechanical Engineering
M.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009, Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S. Xi’an University of Technology, 2007, Electrical Engineering

Honors/Awards

CALI Excellence Award, Clinic Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
CALI Excellence Award, Patent Litigation
Merit Scholarship, University of Connecticut

Court Admissions

State of Connecticut
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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