Yifang Zhao

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2014

B.A., Chemistry (biochemistry) and Psychology, Minor in Business, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009

Admissions

California, 2015

District of Columbia, 2017

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)

Japanese

Profile

Yifang Zhao is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office of Haynes and Boone. In addition to engaging in various issues in patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and USPTO proceedings, her practice focuses on intellectual property issues related to pharmaceutical development and commercialization, from pre-suit analysis to litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Yifang has also managed patent portfolios for biotech companies, drafted patent applications and response to PTO communications, and analyzed validity and infringement issues relating to utility and design patents and trademarks.

Prior to law school, Yifang had significant experience in the field of cardiovascular extracellular protein research, and worked as a research scientist for a multinational agrochemical biotechnology corporation. She also volunteered in Tibet, worked, and studied in Asia and Europe.

Intellectual Property

IP Beacon Year in Review 2018

The Intellectual Property Law 2018 Year In Review

We are pleased to highlight some of our representative intellectual property-related client successes and publications over the past year that might be relevant to your business success in the coming year. We represented clients in 74 inter partes review/PTAB proceedings that were filed in 2018, and our patent prosecution team filed over 2,300 U.S. patent applications and helped issue more than 1,650 U.S. patents just in 2018. We also helped close the IP issues in dozens of financings, M&A transactions, and joint venture/licensing arrangements.

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