Dr. Yunlai Zha is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

Areas of Practice

Yunlai advises companies on their diverse needs on intellectual property matters, including global patent procurement and portfolio management, invalidity patent analysis, non-infringement patent analysis, freedom-to-operate, IP asset due diligence, open source license and compliance, trade secret protection and compliance, etc.

Yunlai's practice focuses on software and hardware applications in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, virtual reality (VR), semiconductors, optical devices, nano devices, telecommunications, medical devices, robotics, and clean energy and renewables.



J.D., The George Washington University, 2019

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2014

M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2011

B.S., Physics, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Brandeis University, 2009


  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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