Philadelphia, PA | January 2017 ‚Äď RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Ling Zhong, Ph.D. has become a Shareholder of the firm.¬† Ling joined the firm as an Associate in 2010 and has most recently held the position of Counsel.¬† She has practiced all aspects of intellectual property law since 2000, with particular expertise in patent procurement, portfolio management, opinions on patentability, patent validity, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate, IP licensing agreements, and patent litigation in life sciences.¬†
Ling has advised a wide variety of clients around the world, ranging from startup companies to multinational companies in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, consumer products, chemical engineering, medical devices and electronics.¬† She has counseled clients in developing patent protection strategies and managed patent portfolios covering over fifty countries and regions.¬† Her patent litigation experience encompasses participation at all stages of litigation ranging from pre-filing due diligence investigation, filing complaints, fact discovery and expert discovery to trial and appeal, and representation of pharmaceutical companies in ANDA litigation.
After undergraduate work at Peking University, China, Ling received a M.A. degree in cell biology from Temple University, and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.¬† While earning her Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Ling served as the Notes Editor for the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.
RatnerPrestia is a law firm expert in all things IP.¬† The Firm handles procurement, enforcement, licensing, commercialization, global strategic IP planning, and all related business aspects of IP.¬† The Firm has attorneys experienced and successful in all relevant U.S. and German agencies and tribunals, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, The German Patent Office, The European Patent Office, The U.S. International Trade Commission, and Federal Courts, both trial and appellate, in both the U.S. and Germany.¬†¬† With clients based around the world, RP understands that IP is global.¬† For additional information, visit www.RatnerPrestia.com