Yuezhong Feng
Shareholder
Overview

“Working with clients from different countries, it's important to not only understand their technology but to be able to communicate with them about how the U.S. legal system may differ from their own.”

With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Yuezhong Feng is used to handling challenging subject matter. He puts his technical knowledge to work litigating complex patent, Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) and International Trade Commission Section 337 cases, as well as guiding clients through the patent process.

As co-chair of the firm’s China task force, Yuezhong often works with Chinese businesses entering the U.S. market. He excels at helping these clients bridge the gap between Chinese business and legal cultures and those found in the United States. As a result, companies in diverse industries rely on him to help maximize profit and reduce risk at every step of the patent process, from identifying patentable inventions to developing prosecution strategies, to portfolio management and monetization, to enforcement. Due to his deep understanding of Chinese markets, Yuezhong frequently assists U.S. and European companies with intellectual property issues in China.

Yuezhong has helped companies seek patent protection in more than 100 countries. In preparing patent applications, he thinks forward toward how to achieve consistent protection in global markets worldwide.

Yuezhong has particular experience in the chemical, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, electrical vehicles, chemical engineering (particularly bio-fuels and bio-diesels), and electrical engineering (particularly telecommunication and liquid-crystal display devices) arts.

Education
  • J.D.,
    The John Marshall Law School, 2009
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry
    The University of Chicago, 2002
  • B.S., Chemistry, Minor in Law
    Beijing University, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Technical Background
  • Biopharma
Languages
  • Mandarin
Experience | Legal Experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Shareholder, January 2016 - Present
Associate, August 2009 – December 2015
Scientific Advisor, January 2006 - July 2009
Summer Associate, May - August 2008

Experience | Non-Legal Experience
Platypus Technologies LLC, Madison, WI
Research Scientist, 2003-2005
Experience | Teaching Experience
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Teaching Assistant, Organic Chemistry, 1997-1998
Experience | Overview
  • Pfizer v. Sandoz Inc. (D.N.J.). Litigated patents under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to pregabalin sold by Pfizer as Lyrica®, working on all aspects of the case including discovery, expert testimony, briefing, witness preparation and depositions.
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (D. Del.). Represented Watson in patent litigation under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to dextromethorphan hydrobromide quinidine sulfate sold by Avanir as Nuedexta®.
  • Teijin Ltd., Teijin Pharma Ltd., and Takeda Pharma. U.S.A., Inc. v. Alembic Pharma. Ltd., (D. Del.). Representing Alembic in patent litigation under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to febuxostat sold by Takeda as Uloric®.
  • InterDigital Communications, Inc. et al. v. ZTE Corp., and ZTE (USA) Inc., (D. Del.); Technology Properties Limited, LLC et al. v. ZTE Corp., and ZTE (USA) Inc. (N. D. Cal.); InterDigital Comm., LLC, InterDigital Tech. Corp., And IPR Licensing, Inc. v. Huawei Tech. Co., Ltd., Futurewei Tech., Inc. d/b/a Huawei Tech. (USA) America, Nokia Corp., Nokia Inc., ZTE Corp., And ZTE (USA) Inc., (D. Del.); Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof  (ITC); Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities And Components Thereof (ITC.) Successfully represented ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc. in actions at the International Trade Commission and U.S. federal district court, preserving ZTE’s ability to do business in the United States.
  • Blue Spike, LLC v. Oppo Digital, Inc., Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co., (E.D. Tex.). Defended Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co., Ltd. in district court action against a non-practicing entity (NPE). Plaintiff withdrew all claims at an early stage of litigation.
  • Long Corner Consumer Electronics LLC v. Coolpad Technologies Inc., (E. D. Tex.). Achieved an early settlement in for Coolpad Technologies in a district court action against an NPE. 
Presentations
  • "Coordinating Filing Strategies: Taiwan, US And China,” 2016 IP Strategy Forum: Taipei, Taiwan, May 20, 2016
  • "How Can Chinese Corporations Effectively Monetize Patents And Minimize IP Risks Overseas,” The 3rd China Information Technology Expo (CITE 2015), Shenzhen, China, April 10, 2015
  • "Career Development for Intellectual Property Attorneys in the U.S.," Chinese Enterprise Intellectual Property Salon (CEIPS) Annual Meeting, Shenzhen, China, November 16, 2014
  • "International Trade, Section 337 Investigations, And Customs Issues – An Overview," International Trade, Section 337 Investigations, And Customs Issues Conference, Beijing, China, November 3, 2010
  • "Hatch-Waxman Litigation," Guangdong Food & Drug Administration Conference, Guangzhou, China, April 8, 2010
  • “Current Issues in Hatch-Waxman Litigation,” LexisNexis Pharma & Biotech Patent Lifecycle Management Conference, Shanghai, China, December 4, 2009
  • "USITC Section 337 Investigations and Responses: Understanding The Discovery Process And Pitfalls To Avoid," Beijing and Shenzhen, China, April 2009
  • "Overseas Intellectual Property Issues and Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Mechanisms," Panel Moderator, Forum on Technological Barriers and Intellectual Property Rights Strategies, Shanghai, China, April 8, 2008
  • "Hatch-Waxman Scheme And U.S. Generic Drug Market," Guangdong Bar Association Conference, Guangzhou, China, July 7, 2007
  • "What Every Chinese Company Should Know about U.S. Patent Law and Practice," Guangdong Bar Association Conference, Guangzhou, China, July 7, 2007
  • "KSR – How Did It Change The U.S. Standard For Obviousness?" China State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing, China, July 6, 2007
  • "A Model Substrate Approach to Studying Cell Adhesion to Fibronectin and Angiopoietins," Gordon Research Conference (Bioanalytical Sensors), Ventura, CA., March 10-15, 2002
  • "The Synergy Peptide PHSRN and the Adhesion Peptide RGD Mediate Cell Adhesion Through a Common Mechanism," 222nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL., August 26-30, 2001
Representative Matters
  • Codec Technologies LLC v. Coolpad Technologies Inc., C.A. No. 2:16-cv-00307 (E.D. Tex filed March 30, 2016).  Represented Coolpad Technologies Inc. in the district court patent action.
  • AstraZeneca LP et al. v. Hisun Pharmaceutical (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. et al., C. A. No. 1:15-cv-1042 (D. Del. filed November 12, 2015).  Representing Hisun in patent litigation under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to ticagrelor sold by AstraZeneca as Brilinta®.
  • Noven Therapeutics, LLC. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc., et al., C. A. Nos. 2:14-cv-6414 (D.N.J. filed October 16, 2014) and 2:15-cv-06225 (D.N.J. filed August 14, 2015)(consolidated).  Representing Actavis in patent litigation under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to paroxetine mesylate sold by Noven as Brisdelle®.
  • Long Corner Consumer Electronics LLC v. Coolpad Technologies Inc., C. A. No. 2:13-cv-1004 (E. D. Tex. filed November 26, 2013). Represented Coolpad Technologies Inc. in the district court patent action.
  • Teijin Ltd., Teijin Pharma Ltd., and Takeda Pharma. U.S.A., Inc. v. Alembic Pharma. Ltd., C. A. No. 13-01939-SLR (D. Del. filed November 19, 2013). Represented Alembic in patent litigation under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to febuxostat sold by Takeda as Uloric®.
  • Blue Spike, LLC v. Oppo Digital, Inc., Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co., Ltd., C. A. No. 13-752 (E.D. Tex. filed October 8, 2013). Represented Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co., Ltd. in the district court patent action.
  • Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities And Components Thereof, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-868. Represented respondents ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc. in the ITC investigation.
  • InterDigital Communications, Inc. et al. v. ZTE Corp., and ZTE (USA) Inc., C. A. No. 13-00009-RGA (D. Del. filed January 2, 2013). Represented defendants ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc. in the district court patent action.
  • Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-853. Represented respondents ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc. in the ITC investigation.
  • Technology Properties Limited, LLC et al. v. ZTE Corp., and ZTE (USA) Inc., C. A. No. 12-03876-PSG (N. D. Cal. filed July 24, 2012). Represented defendants ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc. in the district court patent action.
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al., C. A. No. 12-cv-258 (D. Del. filed March 2, 2012). Represented Watson in patent litigation under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to dextromethorphan hydrobromide quinidine sulfate sold by Avanir as Nuedexta®.
  • Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities And Components Thereof, ITC No. 337-TA-800. Represented respondents ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc. in the ITC investigation.
  • InterDigital Comm., LLC, InterDigital Tech. Corp., And IPR Licensing, Inc. v. Huawei Tech. Co., Ltd., Futurewei Tech., Inc. d/b/a Huawei Tech. (USA) America, Nokia Corp., Nokia Inc., ZTE Corp., And ZTE (USA) Inc., C. A. No. 11-654-MSG (D. Del. filed July 28, 2011). Represented defendants ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc. in the district court patent action.
  • Certain Electric Fireplaces, Components Thereof, Manuals For Same, Certain Processes For Manufacturing Or Relating To Same, And Certain Products Containing Same, ITC No. 337-TA-791. Represented complainants Twin-Star International, Inc. and TS Investment Holding Corp. in the ITC investigation.
  • Pfizer v. Sandoz Inc., C. A. No. 09-cv-2052 (D.N.J. filed April 30, 2009). Litigated patents under Hatch Waxman (ANDA) related to pregabalin sold by Pfizer as Lyrica®.
Press Releases & Events
May 26, 2016
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, announced today that it has filed an application with the Shenzhen Justice Bureau to establish an office in Shenzhen, China, the ...
January 11, 2016

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has elected eight attorneys ...

July 28, 2014
CHICAGO—Yuezhong Feng, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione, has been named by Lawyers of Color to its second annual Hot List, which recognizes early-to mid-career attorneys of color who have achieved ...
Honors
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, 2014
  • Hon. Howard T. Markey Distinguished Scholar, The John Marshall Law School
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, The John Marshall Law School
  • Procter & Gamble (Baojie) Fellowship, Beijing University, China
  • Zhang Foundation Fellowships, China
Affiliations
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Chemical Society