Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Lei Zhou

Mind + Muscle

Lei Zhou



Ms. Zhou is a Director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group where her practice focus is in the chemical and pharmaceutical areas.  She counsels in all areas of patent procurement, exploitation and enforcement, including domestic and foreign patent preparation and procurement.  Ms. Zhou has extensive experience in invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to operate opinions.  She has performed multiple intellectual property due diligence investigations and been involved in pharmaceutical patent litigations brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Ms. Zhou worked for nine years as a Senior Research Chemist and Engineer. She is the principal inventor on two patents and she has provided technical support for various products and processes.

  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • Ohio

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., University of Akron magna cum laude

    • M.S., Polymer Chemistry, Wichita State University

    • M.S., Polymer Science, East China University of Chemical Technology

    • B.S., Plastic Engineering, Nanjing University of Chemical Technology