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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Peiling "Penny" Zhang

Peiling "Penny" Zhang



  • IP Litigation
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property

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Penny Zhang specializes in electronics, hardware, software, applied physics, semiconductors, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and optical systems. She is experienced with multiple wireless systems, standards and regulations. Penny has patent application and prosecution experience in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Schwabe, Penny worked as a system engineer at Intel from 2010 to 2016. She was an Intel delegate at 3GPP and contributed to cellular standards of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G wireless communications. During her service at Intel, Penny researched transceiver design and collaborated with regulatory agencies regarding radio frequency exposure.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of California at Davis, Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2009)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor degree (2018)
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science degree, Electrical Engineering (2003)
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | IP Litigation | Patents

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Experienced with global standardizations in wireless communications (LTE, 5G, and 802.11).
  • Advocated developing radio-frequency exposure regulation before the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Designed wireless transceivers on both the component level and the system level and is familiar with optical system design.
  • Experienced with patent prosecution in multiple jurisdictions.


  • Breaking IP News: US Supreme Court Issues Significant Decision On Extraterritorial Application Of U.S. Patent Laws
  • 2017-2018 Supreme Court and Precedential Federal Circuit Patent Cases

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