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Chris J Zhen

Intellectual property Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 13 years
    New York - NY 15 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Chris

Learn Chris’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%

  2. Intellectual property
    50%
    Counseled clients in the area of intellectual property; prosecuted hundreds of patents applications.

    16 years, 300 cases

Chris Zhen is a patent attorney with extensive experience representing clients in matters ranging from intellectual property to employment to business law. He has draft and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for clients from fortune 500 companies to individual inventors seeking to protect their ideas. Chris has worked in fields as diverse as software, mechanical, and wireless technologies.

Location

Zhen Law Firm
145 S Fairfax Ave #200
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

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Reviews

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Posted by Victor | July 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
IP/Claims All Star
Chris, was quick to understand my Innovation and prototype development process. Gave me clear and present advice on how to strategize and approach our Non-Provisional Patent application. I can’t wait to see my brilliant idea come to fruition... Chris your amazing!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superstar patent lawyer
I hired Chris to help me file a patent. He was professional, prompt and affordable. I highly recommend him as a competent patent lawyer.
Posted by Paige | June 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Timely
I want to keep my review of attorney Chris Zhen short and to the point. First, Chris is a professional attorney who may not specialize in debt collection, but definitely spends the time reviewing all the facts, learning all the substance, and gaining the confidence to initiate a lawsuit. After I relayed all the facts to Chris, he filed all the respective paperwork and began the long arduous journey to collecting what should respectively be mine. Second, Chris is timely in both filing and responding. Most attorneys would take days to respond to a single email, but Chris responds to both texts, emails, and phone calls no later than a few hours, regardless of the urgency of the matter. He answered all my calls and assured me I was in good hands. I would recommend Chris Zhen to all my friends and family as he is affordable and reasonable.
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Posted by Sophie | October 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better experience
I am a new mom and struggled with finding the perfect food storage system for my baby. I understand that many working parents do not have time to cook and prepare their own baby food, so their only option is really to buy store bought baby food. The ingredients that goes into the food that my child eats is extremely important to me, and I don't feel comfortable feeding my child baby food that can be stored in room temperature for months on end. Would you eat a bottle of cooked puree carrots that has sat on your counter top for 3 months? I didn't think so. Long story short, I am a picky parent and wanted to come up with a better storage system for baby food. I found it to be so useful that I made several for friends who are new parents as well, and they recommended my product to their friends. Soon, I decided to sell my product on Amazon. I figured, why not make extra college tuition money for my baby. I am not very familiar with the intellectual property world, and because my product was so similar to a lot of the patented items sold on Amazon, I received a Cease and Desist notice. I am not accustomed to dealing with any type of litigation, so that notice really frightened me. I was worried that not only would I be sued to stop selling my product, but that I would have to pay damages. I contacted and interviewed several different attorneys, but as expected, most lawyers just don't want to give you the time of day. They always prefer to take your money first. It was so much of the pay-for-the-initial-consultation-first-and-then-I-will-give-you-my-time-of-day mentality. After much googling, I found Chris! And boy was I grateful! Not only did Chris helped me out of my situation, but he also made suggestions to help me patent my own invention. Through Chris's miraculous work, not only did I not have to discontinue selling my product, but I was able to get my product patented! Well, I should specify.. it is patent pending, and if you have ever watched Shark Tank, it basically means that I will be getting my patent soon. I am not usually the type of person that finds the time of day to write reviews for most of my experiences. I tend to write reviews only when I have had a horrible experience that I felt like others should be warned, but I felt so grateful to Chris for all that he has done for me that I felt the need to tell others about my experience. Trust me, you will not regret hiring Chris as your attorney. He has the experience of your top tiered law firms, but will charge you an extremely reasonable and fair rate.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Zhen Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • TiVo
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Arent Fox, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Adeli Tollen
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate/Clerk
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Engineer
  • Honeywell Int'l, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD
  • 2008
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Employment Dispute
  • Settlement
  • Patent Law Suit
  • Positive Settlement
  • LifeNet Inc., v Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
  • Won judgment in the amount of $23MM

Associations

  • Occidental Village Homeowner's Association
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Scholarship
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • 2005
  • William L Everitt Student Award of Excellence
  • Arizona State University
  • 2002
  • Scholarship
  • Arizona State University
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Patent Counsels
  • Divide between courts and PTO interpretation of Alice v CLS Bank
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Patent Counsel Meeting
  • District Court Interpretations of Alice v. CLS Bank
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (13)
Endorse Chris
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris was referred to me through a mutual friend as a legal expert in intellectual property--specifically trademarks. He went above and beyond in answering my questions, and in our other frequent conversations, he demonstrated a breadth and depth of knowledge in matters related to copyrights that only comes from a wealth of experience and practice. He has a background in technology and computer software that sets him apart from other attorneys that practice in a similar field. I highly recommend Chris Zhen for any and all intellectual property related cases and questions."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is very knowledgeable and helpful with trademarks and patents. He taught me how to better search the USPTO website when I was doing an unusual TM for a client. I endorse this lawyer. He has also advised me about obtaining patents."
Business Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a professional attorney who may not specialize in debt collection, but definitely spends the time reviewing all the facts, learning all the substance, and gaining the confidence to initiate a lawsuit. After I relayed all the facts to Chris, he filed all the respective paperwork and began the long arduous journey to collecting what should respectively be mine. Chris is timely in both filing and responding. Most attorneys would take days to respond to a single email, but Chris responds to both texts, emails, and phone calls no later than a few hours, regardless of the urgency of the matter. He answered all my calls and assured me I was in good hands. I would recommend Chris Zhen to all my friends and family as he is affordable and reasonable."
Patent application Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Patent application Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an expert in the field of patent law and understands case law relevant to the area. His attention to details along with his technical background allows him to understand all issues in the area."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an experienced patent attorney. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is one of the most conscientious attorneys that I've worked with. He pays attention to detail and puts in 100% effort into all matters whether the client is small or large. I wholeheartedly recommend Chris for any legal matters."
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Employment and labor
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Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Copyright application
Los Angeles Intellectual property Lawyer Chris J Zhen
Chris J Zhen
Intellectual property Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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