Zhun Lu, Ph.D.

Partner
zhun.lu dbr.com
Phone: (302) 467-4267 (302) 467-4267

About

Zhun Lu, Ph.D. is a partner in the Wilmington, DE office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and the firm’s Senior Director for Greater China Practice, advising clients on a broad range of IP and business matters in patent counseling, opinions, litigation, and prosecution, primarily in the areas of biotech, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, telecommunications, computers, automobile diagnostic tools, and semiconductors.

Zhun is also experienced in corporate matters relating to Delaware business entities, governance, compliance, restructuring, IP management, technology transfer and licensing, international brand protection, IPO and M&A due diligence, commercial dealings, employment, and U.S. antitrust class action litigation.

Zhun has been working with Greater China-based companies entering the U.S. and helping them to expand and sustain their business interests, often acting as their outside general counsel. He also helps U.S. and other international companies operating and doing business in the Greater China marketplace. He is an honorary member of the Chinese Intellectual Property Society and has been a frequent lecturer at law firms, universities, companies, and conferences in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. Zhun presently serves as a Co-Chair of AIPLA’s IP Practice in the Far East Committee, after serving as a representative for AIPLA to the SIPO/U.S. Bar Liaison Council 2016-2018 and as Co-Chair of AIPLA’s IP Practice in China Committee 2014-2015.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Zhun worked as a research scientist at the Yale School of Medicine and as an intern for the Honorable Peter Dorsey, former chief judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Experience

  • PatentMarks Communications, LLC v. ZTE (USA), Inc., Civ. No. 14-1001-LPS (D. Del.)
  • Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. ZTE Corp and ZTE (USA), Inc., Civ. No. 13-cv-607-MHS-KNM (E.D. Tex.)
  • Alex is the Best, LLC v. ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA), Inc., Civ. No. 13-cv-1728-RGA (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Tech. Inc. v. Amazon.com Inc., et al., Civ. No. 11-165 (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Tech. Inc. v. ZTE, et al., Civ. No. 12-482 (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Tech. Inc. v. ZTE (USA), Inc., et al., Civ. No. 12-1162 (D. Del.)
  • Golden Bridge Technology Inc. v. Apple Inc., et al., Civ. No. 5:12-cv-04882 (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re: Prince Sports Inc., Civ. No. 1:12-bk-11439, (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • Memory Integrity LLC v. ZTE et al., Civ. No. 1:13-cv-01811 (D. Del.)
  • Pragmatus Mobile LLC v. ZTE (USA) Inc., Civ. No. 1:13-cv-01684 (D. Del.)
  • SmartPhone Technologies LLC v. ZTE et al., 6:2012cv00350 (E.D. Tex.)
  • Gillis v. Toliver et al., Civ. No. 1:04-cv-921 (D. Del.)
  • SPX Corp. v. Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 2:2006-cv-01399 (D. Nev.)
  • Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. v. Vesuvius USA Corp., Civ. No. 2:09-cv-02417 (E. D. Pen.) Including concurrent Reexamination proceedings in the USPTO
  • Winvic Sales, Inc. v. ValueVision Media, Inc., Civ. No. 1:09-cv-07807 (N. D. Ill.) Including concurrent Reexamination proceedings in the USPTO
  • Rich v. Fuqi International Inc., Civ. No. 5653-VCG (Del. Ch.)
  • Xtend Medical v. U&I Bio-tech et al., Civ. No. 5478-VCS (Del. Ch.)
  • Bosch Automotive Services Solutions Inc. v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 13-10534-TGB-LJM (E.D. Mich.)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 14-13760-TGB-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
  • General Motors LLC v. Autel.US. Inc. and Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Civ. No. 14-14864-TGB-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
  • In re: Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, Civ. No. 10-md-2143-VRW (N.D. Cal.)
  • Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., v. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC, IPR2014-00183
  • In re: CWC Liquidation Inc., Civ. No. 14-10867,  Adv. Pro. No. 16-50400, (Bankr. D. Del.)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2002, cum laude
  • Auburn University, Ph.D.
  • Huazhong University of Agriculture, M.S.
  • Huazhong University of Agriculture, B.S.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Organizations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Representative to the U.S. Bar-SIPO Liaison Councils (2016 to present)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Practice in China Committee, Co-Chair (2014 and 2015)