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Shaun Zhang


Shaun Zhang practices in all areas of intellectual property law with particular focus on resolution of intellectual property and technology-related disputes. Shaun has worked with a wide range of technologies, including complex electrical devices, medical devices and methods, semiconductor systems, chemical compositions, nanomaterials, computer hardware and software, and electromagnetic systems.

In addition, Shaun has filed over 70 original patent applications at the United States Patent Office and foreign patent offices, and he has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications, including handling appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Shaun leverages his diverse knowledge to provide counsel to clients on many aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation strategy, patentability analyses, licensing, and portfolio management.

Prior to joining McAndrews, Shaun worked as in-house counsel at two Fortune 50 companies. In these roles, Shaun focused on patent development and strategy, with emphasis on managing lifecycles of large patent portfolios, developing intellectual property strategies, and performing competitive analyses that influence key business decisions. In 2016, Shaun was also awarded the General Counsel’s Game Changers Award for his leadership in talent development at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Shaun graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as the President of the Student Body and was a member of Georgetown University’s Board of Governors. He was the recipient of the Washington Law Reporter Prize and the Dean’s Certificate for Exceptional Service. Prior to law school, Shaun earned his Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech, where his research on self-cleaning solar cell materials garnered considerable industry attention.

Related Experience

  • Patent Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
  • Patent Counsel, HP, Inc.
  • Intellectual Property Advisor, Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown Law

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair of the U.S. Patent Law Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Co-Chair of the Patent Subcommittee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation
  • Board Member, Chinese American Bar Association of Chicago
  • Board Member, Georgetown Law Chicago Alumni Council
  • Board Member, Georgetown Law Recent Alumni Advisory Council

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Illinois
  • Virginia


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2013
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, 2010 (summa cum laude)