Xiaoying (Snow) Zhang, Esq., PhD

Adjunct Professor of Law


Dr. Zhang is a USPTO and PA licensed patent attorney specializing in technology transaction-related legal matters, including patent and trademark protection, portfolio strategy, license, valuation, acquisition, and due diligence. Dr. Zhang served as Corporate Counsel for Bossa Nova Robotics, Inc. Dr. Zhang mentors tech start-up companies and advised angel investors' groups on issues arising from the technology commercialization process.

Outside the legal capacity, Dr. Zhang is a co-founder of Ultron-AI, a CMU spinout, focusing on object detection using AI-based computer vision technologies. Dr. Zhang served as Associate Licensing Manager for Carnegie Mellon University Technology Transfer Office and is a Project IP Manager for the Biometrics Center of Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Zhang was Pittsburgh Tax Review’s Executive Editor from 2014 to 2016 and served as the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association of Pitt Law from 2013 to 2015.

Key/Recent Publications

Xiaoying Zhang, Patent Ownership Disclosure and Real Party-In-Interest Regulation, JURIST - Student Commentary, Nov. 25, 2015

Xiaoying Zhang, Adam Karp, Danny Ko, The Valuation of Intellectual Property for Transfer Pricing Purposes, LANDSLIDES: A Publication of ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Volume 8, Issue 1, (2015)

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