Fan (Frances) Zhang

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA

Frances Zhang is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Ms. Zhang advises clients on IP litigation involving patents and copyrights in the technology space. She has successfully litigated patent cases to trial in the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Her matters span a wide array of technologies, including wireless communication standards, software and hardware for consumer electronics, data security, virtual machines, cloud computing, image sensing, speech recognition, and biomedical and mechanical devices.

Ms. Zhang has drafted motions at all stages of litigation, including dispositive motions involving patent eligibility. She has experience working with expert witnesses, developing invalidity, non-infringement, and claim construction positions, and assessing damages in cases involving standard essential patents.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Zhang clerked for the Honorable Raymond T. Chen at the Federal Circuit. She is a registered patent agent and worked part-time as a technical advisor on patent litigation cases while studying full-time in law school. 

Ms. Zhang has a JD from Harvard Law School and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT. She is a named inventor on a US patent. 

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