Suwei Samantha Zhu

Samantha Zhu is a patent agent in the firm’s Patents practice group. Samantha possesses a strong scientific background in the biotechnology, life sciences, medical and chemical fields. Samantha focuses her practice on intellectual property protection and counseling for clients in research institutions, universities, corporations and start-ups. She is a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on evaluation of technology to assess patentability, prosecution before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, coordination of corresponding foreign filings and strategic planning and management of intellectual property portfolios. The main technical areas of my practice include biologics and small molecule therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and medical devices. These areas often involve mechanical and electrical innovations in addition to biological and chemical discoveries.

What do you see on the horizon?

Staying informed and well-versed in landmark court decisions and trends in the pharmaceutical market allows patent practitioners to obtain robust and valuable intellectual property protection on behalf of clients.


  • “Enzyme-Responsive Delivery of Multiple Proteins with Spatiotemporal Control,” Advanced Materials, 27(24):3620-3625, 2015 (First author)
  • “Cell-Demanded VEGF Release via Nanocapsules Elicits Different Receptor Activation Dynamics and Enhanced Angiogenesis,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44(6):1983-92, 2016 (First author)
  • “In Vivo Efficacy of a "Smart" Antimicrobial Implant Coating,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: American Volume, 20;98(14):1183-9, 2016 (Co-first author)
  • “Hydrogel-based Nanocomposites of Therapeutic Proteins for Tissue Repair,” Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 4:128–136, 2014 (First author)
  • “Systematic Evaluation of Natural Scaffolds in Cutaneous Wound Healing,” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3: 7986-7992, 2015 (Contributor)


Suwei Samantha Zhu

Patent Agent

Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6093

Fax: 213-358-2865

University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering

Peking University, B.S., Biological Sciences, Economics

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Cantonese Chinese

Mandarin Chinese

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