Zhun Lu Ph.D.

Partner

Overview

A former scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, Zhun Lu is a highly accomplished and experienced intellectual property lawyer with a particular focus on companies in greater China operating in the biotech, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, telecommunications, computers, automobile diagnostic tools and semiconductor industries. He advises and represents clients in patent counseling and opinions, as well as litigation and prosecution. Zhun also counsels Asian companies on U.S. business development and often acts as outside general counsel to such firms.

Patent Protection

Clients look to Zhun to help them obtain and manage patents and for advice on technology transfer and licensing and multinational brand protection. Zhun presently serves as a co-chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA’s) Intellectual Property Practice in the Far East Committee. His unique background and experience enable him to help international clients with their intellectual property protection needs and business operations in the United States and in the Greater China region.

Greater China Practice

For more than 15 years, Zhun has advised companies in and around China seeking to do business in the United States. Zhun helps these clients expand and sustain their business interests. He also helps American and other international companies operating and doing business in the greater China marketplace. He is an honorary member of the Chinese Intellectual Property Society and has been a frequent lecturer at law firms, universities, companies and conferences in the Greater China region.

Corporate Counsel

Zhun is experienced in corporate matters relating to Delaware business entities, governance, compliance, restructuring, initial public offerings, merger and acquisition due diligence, commercial dealings, employment and U.S. antitrust class action litigation.

While in law school, Zhun served as an intern for the Honorable Peter Dorsey, former chief judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Representative Experience

  • In re Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same, Inv. No. 337- TA-1050
  • In re Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette Wrappers, Inv. No. 337-TA-756
  • Communications, LLC v. ZTE (USA), Inc., Civ. No. 14-1001-LPS (D. Del.)
  • Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. ZTE Corp and ZTE (USA), Inc., Civ. No. 13-cv-607-MHS-KNM (E.D. Tex.)
  • Alex is the Best, LLC v. ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA), Inc., Civ. No. 13-cv-1728-RGA (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Tech. Inc. v. Amazon.com Inc., et al., Civ. No. 11-165 (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Tech. Inc. v. ZTE, et al., Civ. No. 12-482 (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Tech. Inc. v. ZTE (USA), Inc., et al., Civ. No. 12-1162 (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Technology Inc. v. Apple Inc., et al., Civ. No. 5:12-cv-04882 (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re: Prince Sports Inc., Civ. No. 1:12-bk-11439, (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • Memory Integrity LLC v. ZTE et al., Civ. No. 1:13-cv-01811 (D. Del.)
  • Pragmatus Mobile LLC v. ZTE (USA) Inc., Civ. No. 1:13-cv-01684 (D. Del.)
  • SmartPhone Technologies LLC v. ZTE et al., 6:2012cv00350 (E.D. Tex.)
  • Gillis v. Toliver et al., Civ. No. 1:04-cv-921 (D. Del.)
  • SPX Corp. v. Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 2:2006-cv-01399 (D. Nev.)
  • Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. v. Vesuvius USA Corp., Civ. No. 2:09-cv-02417 (E. D. Pen.) Including concurrent Reexamination proceedings in the USPTO
  • Winvic Sales, Inc. v. ValueVision Media, Inc., Civ. No. 1:09-cv-07807 (N. D. Ill.) Including concurrent Reexamination proceedings in the USPTO
  • Rich v. Fuqi International Inc., Civ. No. 5653-VCG (Del. Ch.), court-appointed receiver
  • Xtend Medical v. U&I Bio-tech et al., Civ. No. 5478-VCS (Del. Ch.)
  • Bosch Automotive Services Solutions Inc. v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 13-10534-TGB-LJM (E.D. Mich.)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 14-13760-TGB-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
  • General Motors LLC v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 14-14864-TGB-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
  • In re: Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, Civ. No. 10-md-2143-VRW (N.D. Cal.)
  • Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., v. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC, IPR2014-00183
  • In re: CWC Liquidation Inc., Civ. No. 14-10867, Adv. Pro. No. 16-50400, (Bankr. D. Del.)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Delaware
New Jersey
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Education

Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. cum laude (2002)

Auburn University
Ph.D.

Huazhong University of Agriculture
M.S.

Huazhong University of Agriculture
B.S.

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)/U.S. Bar Liaison Council, 2016-18
  • Co-chair of AIPLA’s Intellectual Property Practice in China Committee, 2014-15

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Senior Director, Greater China Practice, 2014-19
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