Zhu Nongfan


Areas of practice

Dr. Nongfan Zhu's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property laws with emphasis on IP asset management, dispute resolutions and transactional work.

Since 1993, he has worked in the U.S. and China, serving as in-house counsel, private practitioner, and IP leader in trade associations. He advises many multinational and domestic companies in their IP strategy developments and manages their IP portfolios in China. He provides advisory service in litigations, invalidations, and administrative actions. Dr. Zhu also represents his clients in cross-border technology transfer and license negotiations.

Dr. Zhu has been recognized as “Leading Patent Specialists” by prestigious legal publications since 2008. In 2015, Dr. Zhu has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of IP in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings. In 2016, Mr. Zhu has been ranked as a “Leading Individual” by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide.

Work experience

Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons in early 2011, Dr. Zhu was president at a China Patent and Trademark Agent Ltd. managing the firm's daily business operations. He previously worked as senior intellectual property counsel for Asia Pacific at a renowned U.S. Electric Company in 2000-2005 where he was responsible for IP protection and policies across the region with the main focus on China. Before he joined the company, Dr. Zhu was with the U.S. law firm, where he developed extensive experience and skills in IP law practice.

He also served as chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai's IP subcommittee in 2002-2005. He currently serves as vice chair of ABA TIPS Intellectual Property Law Committee.

Dr. Zhu received his J. D. from New York Law School and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is admitted to the bars of New York State and USPTO.

His working languages are English and Chinese.


Legal insights

On 2016 World Intellectual Property Day, we present this series of articles aiming to explore the distance digital technology transcends and the challenges it embodies.

26 April 2016

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