Morgan Lewis Adds Intellectual Property Litigation Partner in Shanghai

By Press Releases
July 28, 2017

Morgan Lewis welcomes Shaobin Zhu, who focuses on cross-border intellectual property litigation and counseling, as a partner in the firm’s Shanghai office. He joins Morgan Lewis from a global firm widely noted for its work in the patent and intellectual property area.

Mr. Zhu represents clients in patent litigation in US federal courts and at the US International Trade Commission. A former software engineer, he also counsels clients on patent prosecution, with an emphasis on computer software, business methods, internet technologies, telecommunications, smart phones, video processing, internet television, LEDs, wearable devices, robotics, 3D printing, and electronics.

“Shaobin’s presence in Shanghai helps us continue and build upon our strong relationships with companies in China involved in litigation in US courts or who require counseling on administrative or regulatory matters,” said Morgan Lewis Chair Jami McKeon. “His arrival marks another significant step in solidifying our deep commitment to clients in Asia and builds on our recent expansion in China.”

Mr. Zhu has handled many aspects of patent litigation, including patent validity and infringement analysis, technical discovery and production, depositions, Markman hearings, briefings, motions, and trials. In addition to his work with clients on all aspects of patent prosecution he represents them in administrative post-grant proceedings contesting the validity of disputed patents.

“Shaobin will be a significant asset for Chinese clients with interests in the United States, as well as for US and non-Chinese clients seeking to acquire and protect intellectual property rights within China,” said Eric Kraeutler, who leads Morgan Lewis’s intellectual property practice. “He possesses the ideal combination of skills and background to provide all these companies the highest level of service.” 

About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 2,200 lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists in 30 offices* across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes—from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups. For more information about Morgan Lewis or its practices, please visit us online.

*Our Beijing office operates as a representative office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Shanghai, we operate as a branch of Morgan Lewis Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited, and an application to establish a representative office of the firm is pending before the Ministry of Justice. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis operates through Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm operating in Association with Luk & Partners.

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