Shanghai 200040, PR China
Tel: (+86 21) 2208 6349
Mob: (+86) 1351 214 1038
Current position: Partner
Principal practice areas/industry focus: Intellectual property, patent litigation & prosecution, technology
Career highlights: James Zhu, a patent partner at JunHe, leads the patent practice group. His practice areas include patent litigation, procurement, opinion, strategies, and technology licensing, primarily focusing on biopharmaceuticals, chemistry/materials, medical devices, and computer/electronics.
James represents clients in obtaining and enforcing their patent rights in China, including: assisting clients in enforcing or defending intellectual property (IP) rights by leading litigation efforts in China; procuring PRC patent rights; providing strategic IP counselling for companies entering the PRC market; and, conducting due diligence in investment and M&A to evaluate and mitigate IP risks.
James spent eight years at Perkins Coie, becoming a partner at their Los Angeles office in 2007, and the managing partner of their Beijing office in 2008. Previously, James was a co-founder and general counsel of GanTech International, a Silicon Valley venture-backed start-up.
James is a frequent author and speaker in his field. He was chairman of the board of BayHelix Group. BusinessWeek elected James one of the most influential ’sea turtles‘ (US returnees) in the Sino-American community. James graduated from Fudan University, Shanghai. Within a total of seven academic years, he earned a PhD degree from the California Institute of Technology and a JD and MBA from Columbia University.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2016 in Intellectual Property