Former Patent Counsel for HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Joins McAndrews, Held & Malloy


Chicago, February 20, 2017 – McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today Shaun Zhang has joined the firm as an Associate. Zhang practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation for technologies ranging from medical devices and methods, semiconductors, chemical compositions, computer hardware and software, and electromagnetic systems.

Prior to joining McAndrews, Zhang worked as in-house counsel at HP, Inc., and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, both Fortune 50 companies. He specialized in the management of large patent portfolios, IP strategy development, and prosecution of patent applications, including appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Zhang has prepared and filed many original patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices, and frequently advised his clients on numerous intellectual property matters before the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 2016, Zhang was awarded the General Counsel’s Game Changers Award for his leadership in talent development at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Zhang serves as the co-chair of the Patent Subcommittee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and is on the leadership board of the Patent Law Committee of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association.

Zhang earned his J.D. at 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. Upon graduation, Zhang was awarded the Washington Law Reporter Prize and the Dean’s Certificate for Exceptional Service. Prior to law school, Zhang graduated with highest honors from Georgia Tech, where he majored in Materials Science and Engineering.

“What drew me to McAndrews was its undisputed reputation as a leader in various IP areas including patent litigation, patent prosecution, and post-grant proceedings,” said Zhang. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s most exceptional intellectual property attorneys.”


About McAndrews, Held & Malloy

McAndrews, Held & Malloy boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, agents and technology specialists in the United States. Founded in 1988, the firm offers deep bench strength in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. McAndrews attorneys have underlying scientific-based degrees and extensive prior experience in technology and IP-focused professions, and they routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for their record of litigation successes, the firm also offers services in IP procurement, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, IP/technology opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, development and licensing, M&A support, due diligence, design rights and joint ventures. Clients include multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups and world-renowned universities. For more information, visit

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