Dr. Lin Zhuo

Lin Zhuo

IP Qualifications

Registered Chinese Patent Attorney
Attorney at Law (China)
US Patent Agent

Academic Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear of Completion
Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering) Yale University, USA2006
Master of LawGeorgetown Law Center, USA2008
Bachelor of Science (Material Science & Engineering) Tsinghua University, China1999

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Postgraduate Research Scientist Yale University2006-2007
Teaching Assistant Yale University1999-2005


Organisation Level
All-China Patent Attorney AssociationMember
All-China Attorney AssociationMember

Selected Publications – Industry/IP specific

Binary to unary transition problem in nucleation theory, J. Chem. Phys. 125, 104506 (2006)
New Thermal Diffusion Coefficient Measurements for Hydrocarbon Binary Mixtures: Viscosity and Composition Dependency, J. Phys. Chem. B, 112(20), 6442 (2008)
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Patent drafting
  • Patent prosecution
  • Infringement Opinions
  • Patent litigation
  • IP strategy
  • Patent mining and portfolio analysis
  • Corporate IP management

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Software Inventions
  • Semiconductors

Research/industry background:

General technical areas:

  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Honours research:

  • A Study on Piezoelectric Ceramic Materials: Systematically tested different components and processes for manufacturing piezoelectric ceramics so as to analyze and improve their properties and performances
  • SEM Analysis of Ge-doped Semiconductor Materials: Used scanning electron microscopes to image the Ge-doped Semiconductor for analysing its structure and properties

Selected PhD research:

  • Computer simulation of nucleation  (Ph.D. Thesis): Simulated phase transition processes to understand the mechanism behind fog, rain, and etc.
  •  Exxon-Mobil project: Detected possible techniques for Exxon-Mobil easing oil pipeline clogging issues.
  • Nucleation and Growth in Polymer Solution: Designed and implemented a mathematical model to calculate the process of the nucleation and particle growth in polymer solutions widely usable as polymer foams.



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