With a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in genetics and molecular biology and experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights, Weiguo Zhou combines his scientific and legal knowledge to advise clients on how to protect their intellectual property rights.
Weiguo’s patent work includes biotechnology, medical devices and business methods. He has experience providing non-infringement opinions and design-around opinions and representing clients in trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as well as on matters involving registering copyrights before the U.S. Copyright Office. Weiguo also has experience with litigation involving patents, trademarks and contracts and business matters.
In addition to his educational background in science, Weiguo brings the perspective of a research scientist to his legal work. Before attending law school, he was a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His focus at CHOP was conducting research on motor neuron cell development and neurodegenerative diseases. Prior to his work at CHOP, he developed methods for reducing insect-borne diseases through a postdoctoral fellowship in Shanghai, China at Fudan University, where he was the principal investigator and team leader of a McKnight Foundation Collaborative Crop Research Program. While at Fudan, he also led a team in research on human medical genetics to identify new genes.
Weiguo actively participates in community services. He is currently a member of the board of directors for a non-profit educational organization which provides underprivileged students with computer education opportunities.
Weiguo is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.