United States: New WilmerHale Partner Bolsters IP Litigation Group And Deepens China Experience
Last Updated: June 9 2014

WilmerHale today announced the arrival of Dr. Song Zhu as a partner in the Palo Alto office and member of the IP Litigation Group. Dr. Zhu is a seasoned litigator with significant experience advising companies in the United States and China on intellectual property issues.

"We are very pleased to welcome Song to the firm," said Mark D. Selwyn, partner-in-charge of WilmerHale's Palo Alto office and co-chair of the firm's IP Litigation Group. "His background, intellect and dedication are a great match for our team and will support our efforts to expand our West Coast IP litigation and China practices, in particular." 

Dr. Zhu arrives at WilmerHale from the San Francisco office of a major law firm. He has represented clients in intellectual property litigation, licensing and counseling, and has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the United States and in more than 40 other countries. His clients have included multinational companies, technology companies and start-ups throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. Dr. Zhu also boasts technical experience in a wide range of industries such as semiconductor manufacturing, electronic devices, telecommunications, computer systems and software, renewable energy, automotive systems and medical devices.

"I've long known of WilmerHale's first-rate IP litigation practice and significant experience in Section 337 cases," Dr. Zhu noted. "I believe that combining the firm's tremendous national and international brand with my experience and skills will be a recipe for great success."

WilmerHale's IP Litigation Group features a premier litigation team backed by the academic and industry experience of more than 140 lawyers and technology specialists with scientific or technical degrees. The firm's lawyers have tried major cases in federal district courts from coast to coast and the US International Trade Commission. WilmerHale's lawyers also regularly represent clients in patent appeals before the US Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit. The American Lawyer honored WilmerHale as IP Litigation Department of the Year in 2014.

In 2013, Dr. Zhu was named to the Daily Journal's list of the Top Intellectual Property Litigators in California. Prior to practicing law, he was a senior engineer at General Motors, where he conducted research on various vehicle systems such as engine, powertrain, electronic and control systems.

Dr. Zhu earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1991, and his JD from Georgetown University in 1997. He is a member of the California, New York and Washington DC bars, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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