Lily’s practice is dedicated to intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution and providing clients with strategic insights in portfolio management. She also provides technical support to the patent litigation team. She has experience in a broad range of technical areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, 3G and 4G wireless technologies, databases, battery composition and production, network hardware and software, cyber security and cryptography, electronic payment systems, bioinformatics, robotics, optics, 3D printing and laser fabrication, and medical devices.
Prior to joining the firm, Lily worked as a patent attorney at one of the largest business law firms in California, and gained experience in prosecuting US and foreign patent applications. She also worked as a patent attorney at an intellectual property law firm, where she prosecuted patent applications in industries including data storage, accounting and record management, network security, cloud computing, mobile device security, RFID, video processing, NQR/NMR, social networking, online games, consumer finances, electronic marketplaces, power generation and storage, and food production.
Earlier, Lily worked as a financial advisor at a multinational financial services corporation.
July 11, 2022 | Blog | By Monique Winters Macek, Meena Seralathan, Lily Zhang
Examining Art Units to Avoid Subject Matter Eligibility Challenges for Bioinformatics and AI-related Patents
November 18, 2021 | Blog | By Terri Shieh-Newton, Lily Zhang, Mark Hammond
October 21, 2021 | Podcast | By Lily Zhang, Alex Trimble, PhD
August 11, 2021 | Blog | By Joshua Berk, Lily Zhang, Terri Shieh-Newton
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: Intellectual Property — Descriptive v. Distinctive: How to Brand Your Business and Products
June 17, 2021 | Podcast | By Lily Zhang, Karen K. Won
March 1, 2018 | Blog | By Brad M Scheller, Lily Zhang
November 11, 2016 | Blog | By Christina Sperry, Lily Zhang
August 15, 2016 | Blog | By Brad M Scheller, Lily Zhang
May 17, 2016 | Alert | By Michael Van Loy, Lily Zhang
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Recognition & Awards
- Best Lawyers of America: Ones to Watch – Patent Law (2023)
- Named a "Women of Influence in Technology 2021" honoree by the San Diego Business Journal (2021)
- Identified in Best Lawyers in America as among the "Ones to Watch": Patent Law (2021)
- Selected as San Diego Business Journal’s Next Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40 (2020)