Shaun Zhang
Associate / Chicago

P: 312-881-5994
F: 312-881-5191

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Shaun focuses on litigating complex cases which often involve a range of scientific and technical subject matter. His experience spans numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States, particularly with handling patent-infringement, trade-secret, and commercial matters. He has worked with a variety of technologies, including mobile devices, optical systems, computer vision, cloud computing, networks, broadcast graphics, touchscreens, AI / machine learning, payment systems, lidar, radar, semiconductors, chemical products, and medical devices.

Shaun also brings a well-rounded perspective on intellectual-property strategy, which he gained as in-house counsel for a former Fortune 10 technology company prior to joining the firm. Shaun’s corporate training combined with litigation experience allow him to provide clients with strategic counseling relating to disputes, negotiations, licensing, corporate deals, and technology transfers. Shaun graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech with a degree in materials science and engineering. He earned his law degree from Georgetown Law, where he served as president of the student body.

Outside of his legal practice, Shaun is an active and committed leader in the community. Recognized both as a 40 Under 40 alumni by his alma mater and a 35 Under 35 Leader Making an Impact by the Chicago Scholars Foundation, Shaun works with various nonprofit and community organizations and frequently serves on charitable boards. He is also committed to advancing diversity and a more inclusive legal profession, serving as the firm's Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow for 2023.

  • Mobile Device Camera Lens Litigation

    Represents a Fortune 10 technology company in a patent, trade-secret, and contract dispute relating to optical lenses used in mobile device cameras.

    Sportvision, Inc. v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

    Represents MLB Advanced Media in a patent, trade-secret, and contract matter relating to the display of video graphics.

    Strategic IP Counseling

    Advises leading technology companies on patent strategy and preparedness, including analysis for litigation, licensing, patent acquisitions, and negotiations.

    InnoBrilliance, LLC v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. /fuboTV, Inc.

    Represented MLB Advanced Media and fuboTV in a patent-infringement action involving video streaming technology brought by non-practicing entity InnoBrilliance, LLC. Obtained a stipulation of dismissal of all claims.

    Consumer Electronics Litigation

    Represented a Fortune 10 consumer-electronics company in several patent-infringement cases brought by Uniloc USA, a prolific non-practicing entity, relating to telecommunications, user-interface, computer-security, and battery technologies. The Goldman Ismail team secured dismissal of multiple Uniloc cases based on constitutional standing grounds, derailing Uniloc’s nationwide campaign against numerous defendants.

    Digital Mapping Litigation

    Represented a Fortune 10 company in a patent-infringement dispute relating to digital-mapping technologies. The matter resolved immediately after the Court issued its Markman order that provided the client with several new non-infringement arguments.

    Smartphone Litigation

    Represented a Fortune 10 company in an patent-infringement action brought by non-practicing entity Mesa Digital, LLC. Obtained a stipulation of dismissal of all claims with prejudice.

    PFAS Environmental Litigation

    Represented chemical manufacturer in thousands of environmental and products liability claims in state and federal courts nationwide brought by individuals, municipalities, and states alleging groundwater contamination and personal injury as individual claims, consolidated proceedings, and class actions.

    Touch Screen Litigation

    Represented a market-leading technology and industrial company in a patent infringement suit concerning touch-screen technology.

    Medical Waste Management Litigation

    Represented a market-leading medical device manufacturer in a patent infringement suit concerning medical waste management technology.

    Endoscopic Imaging Litigation

    Defended a market-leading medical device manufacturer in a patent infringement suit concerning endoscopic imaging technology.

    • Associate, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    • Associate, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
    • Patent Counsel (In-House), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (formerly Hewlett-Packard Co.)
    • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
      • Student Body President
      • Washington Law Reporter Prize
      • Dean’s Certificate for Exceptional Service
    • Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, summa cum laude)
      • Faculty Honors
      • Cooke Scholar
    • Treasurer and Board Member, Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation
    • The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
    • Chicago Council for the American Writers Museum
    • Georgetown Law Chicago Alumni Council
  • How Different Are the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation and Phillips Claim Construction Standards?, IPO Law Journal (July 27, 2018) (cited by the USPTO in its October 11, 2018 Final Rule (Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 197) that changes the claim construction standard for interpreting patent claims in PTAB Trials)

    IPR at Supreme Court: Inside Cuozzo Oral Arguments, Law360 (April 26, 2016)

    Superhydrophobic and Low Light Reflectivity Silicon Surfaces Fabricated by Hierarchical Etching, Langmuir 24, 18, 10421-10426 (August 19, 2008)

    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow (Class of 2023)
    • Selected by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star (2021-2023)
    • Selected by IP Stars as a National Rising Star (2018-2022)
    • Named a 40 Under 40 Alumni by Georgia Tech (2021)
    • Named a 35 Under 35 Leader Making an Impact by the Chicago Scholars Foundation (2019)
    • Named a Promising Professional by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (2018)
    • Received the Game Changers Award by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (2016)
    • Illinois
    • Virginia
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois