Pengju (PJ) Shang is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

Areas of Practice

PJ works on a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, strategic portfolio development and client counseling. With his academic and industrial experience, PJ prepares and prosecutes patent applications covering a wide range of technology fields, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, distributed filesystem, storage system, social media, and Internet communication.

In his previous career as a software engineer, PJ was trained to design and develop complex technical inventions during his 3 years at Google with cloud/platform team, and 4 years at EMC with storage filesystem team. As an inventor, PJ received 4 granted patents from United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

PJ’s academic background includes a Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering. During his 4 years of Ph.D study, PJ has numerous conference publications and journal publications covering research fields including large-scale data management, cloud, database, file/storage system, machine learning, power efficient and high-performance computing.



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J.D., University of Santa Clara, 2019

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2011

M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2007

B.S. Computer Science, Jilin University, 2005


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