Dr. Frank Zhu

Senior Associate

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New York

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Frank Zhu leverages his extensive industry experience and in-depth scientific knowledge to assist clients with intellectual property matters. His diverse technological experience includes microelectronics, materials science, computer science, and chemical engineering. Frank's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, patent prosecution, due diligence, and freedom to operate assessments.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Frank worked for many years as a development engineer at IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center, leading materials characterization efforts in support of state-of-the-art microelectronics R&D. He is an avid computer programmer, inventor of 10 U.S. patents, and author of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers.

Related Experience

  • Multinational digital imaging and photography company – ITC Investigations and Inter Partes Review proceedings related to magnetic recording medium technology
  • Global semiconductor manufacturing supplier – ITC investigation, multinational patent litigation, invalidity proceedings, FTO opinions, patent portfolio development, and post-acquisition due diligence analysis
  • Global health care company – due diligence analysis and Inter Partes Review proceedings related to medical devices
  • Global medical device company – patent prosecution and Inter Partes Review proceedings related to medical devices
  • American television provider – U.S. district court litigation involving semiconductor components
  • Rechargeable battery provider – U.S. district court and Inter Partes Review proceedings related to rechargeable battery technology
  • Multinational conglomerate companies – patent application drafting and prosecution service
  • Prestigious research universities – patent prosecution and patent licensing related to high-tech technologies


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