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

Areas of Practice

Product counseling and IP Advice: Yunlai advises companies on their diverse needs on intellectual property matters, including global patent procurement and portfolio management, IP license and agreement, 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.

Patent prosecution and litigation: Yunlai's practice includes patent prosecution and litigation and focuses on software and hardware applications in blockchain, Web 3.0, crypto, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), semiconductors, optical 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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