Annita Zhong
Partner
Irell & Manella LLP

A partner at Irell & Manella LLP, Annita Zhong focuses on patent litigation, contested patent office proceedings and licensing in the U.S., the European Union and China. She has deep experience litigating before federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission, arbitral panels and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Dr. Zhong earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, her Ph.D. in chemistry from California Institute of Technology, and her B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from MIT. Dr. Zhong’s engineering and research background have enabled her to digest new technologies quickly and has proven valuable in delivering significant victories for clients in complex litigation. She is well versed in technical areas such as semiconductor fabrication and packaging, computer architecture, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and chemicals and materials. Dr. Zhong was a principal member of the team that obtained a $506.2 million jury award for PanOptis in a patent suit against Apple.


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