Dr. Jialan (Flora) Zhang is a science advisor in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Intellectual Property practice. She joined Goodwin in 2021.

Dr. Zhang assists clients with patent preparation and prosecution of patent applications, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence reviews, and prior art, landscape and patentability analyses. Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Zhang was a patent agent at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, assisting clients with preparation and prosecution of patent applications that span the fields of energy, bioengineering, and medical technology.
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Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Zhang was a patent agent at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, where she drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications in energy fields, managed a patent portfolio of US, PCT, and international patent applications in bioengineering areas, and performed IP due diligence for a medical device company. Prior to beginning her career in intellectual property, Dr. Zhang worked as a scientific editor, assisting researchers worldwide in publishing peer-reviewed video methods articles. Her postdoctoral research focused on developing computation and models-based approaches for predicting structures and electrothermal properties of perovskite compounds.

Dr. Zhang conducted her doctoral research focusing on analysis and optimization of electrothermal and dielectric properties of perovskite-structured materials utilizing thermodynamic models and materials characterization methods. Dr. Zhang is an author of multiple research articles published in peer-reviewed journals, a book chapter, and multiple presentations at international and local conferences.
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Dr. Zhang is a member of Materials Research Society and American Physical Society. 






Postdoctoral Associate, 2016
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Associate, 2014
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, 2013
University of Connecticut
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, 2007
Nanjing University



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
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