Jennifer Zhou, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Dr. Jennifer Zhou is a patent agent in the Irvine office of Maschoff Brennan, where she focuses on intellectual property (IP) law. Her practice has a strong life science focus, and includes patent application drafting and prosecution, freedom to operate analyses, non-infringement and invalidity opinion in the chemistry art.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Zhou worked as a Patent Agent at K&L Gates practicing patent law in life science and technology. Dr. Zhou has more than 10 years of medicinal chemistry experience at a number of biotech and pharmaceutical companies, in drug discovery research on several biological targets.

She has various management roles such as Director of Chemistry Department, Project Leader of a 30+ member interdisciplinary drug discovery research team, and was a lead medicinal chemist on four drug discovery programs which resulted in clinical development candidates. She has extensive experience in structure-based ligand design for drug discovery research. Dr. Zhou has published 42 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, and speaks fluent Chinese.