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Zhou Lu



Zhou Lu is an associate in our Intellectual Property Counseling and Transactions Practice Group. Zhou dedicates himself to understanding his clients’ needs and then planning, designing, and implementing patent strategies to address those needs—sometimes he even helps clients address needs they don’t yet realize they have. His experience of working for six years as a patent attorney and manager of patent engineering for a multinational semiconductor company has provided him with a robust understanding of the needs of our clients. Zhou was also an engineer with a global integrated circuits manufacturer for many years.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) development and protection, including patent procurement, IP portfolio management, reexaminations, trademark procurement, due diligence investigations, litigation support and preparation of infringement, and non­infringement and invalidity opinions.

I work with clients in a diverse array of industries, including:

  • Cloud computing
  • Datacenter/Server Rack architecture and management
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Semiconductor fabrication and packaging
  • Integrated circuits
  • Software
  • e­Commerce
  • Social media databases and applications
  • Networking
  • Medical devices
  • Digital signal processing
  • Solar technology
  • Wireless communications

What do you see on the horizon?

Asian companies, especially Chinese companies and their U.S. subsidiaries, placing a greater emphasis on their U.S. patent portfolios, directly engaging U.S. firms to draft and prosecute U.S. patent and trademark applications, and monetizing their IPs more aggressively.

Nixon Peabody Hires Away IP Transactions Lawyers

San Francisco Daily Journal | September 08, 2016

The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.

Nixon Peabody Recruits Three Novak Druce Attorneys for IP Team

Law360 | September 08, 2016

The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.

Contact

Zhou Lu

Associate

San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8243


Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

Pennsylvania State University, M.E., Computer Science and Engineering

Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Engineering Science and Mechanics

University of Science and Technology of China, B.S., Physics

District of Columbia

California

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

English

Mandarin Chinese

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