Zhipeng Zheng

Patent Agent
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About Zhipeng

Zhipeng focuses his practice on patent counseling and prosecution in life sciences and chemical sciences. He provides services on patent drafting, prosecution, prior art search, patentability and patent landscape assessments, and freedom to operate analysis. Zhipeng has worked in a broad range of technical areas –including small-molecule pharmaceuticals, polypeptides, antibody drug conjugates, clean energy and medical devices. Zhipeng’s clients include biotech startups, mid-size chemical and biotechnology companies, and large pharmaceutical companies.

Zhipeng is currently pursuing his JD at The George Washington University Law School.

Before joining Cooley, Zhipeng worked as a patent agent at Fish & Richardson, where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications on pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies and medical devices. 

Zhipeng gained extensive research experience in the fields of organic chemistry, synthetic method development, analytical chemistry and small-molecule pharmaceuticals while conducting his doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of 21 publications in a variety of peer-reviewed journals. During graduate school, Zhipeng also was a fellow at the Penn Center for Innovation, where he conducted patentability and marketing assessments of technologies invented by Penn researchers.


George Washington University Law School
JD, 2026 (expected)

University of Pennsylvania
PhD, 2020, Organic Chemistry

South China Normal University
ME, 2015, Material Chemistry

South China Normal University
BS, 2012, Chemistry