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Martin Z. Zhang



p: 617-951-3011

f: 617-951-3927



  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 2011)

  • Bryn Mawr College (M.A. in Chemistry, 2000)

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (M.S. in Organic Chemistry, 1996)

  • Nanjing University (B.S. in Chemistry, 1993)

Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • New York

  • Connecticut

  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

Martin is a partner of Cesari and McKenna. His practice focuses on strategic development of large patent portfolios, IP landscape analysis, patent strategy, patent prosecution (including US, PCT and foreign patent filings), freedom-to-operate and patentability analysis and opinions, and general patent counseling and planning.

Prior to joining Cesari & McKenna, Martin was senior patent counsel at International Flavors & Fragrances, a Fortune 500 chemical company, and an associate at multiple Boston area intellectual property law firms. Before his career as an attorney, Martin was a drug discovery researcher at Pfizer for over a decade. There he gained extensive hands-on experience with small molecule synthesis, combinatorial chemistry, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and pharmaceutical formulations.

In general, Martin’s technical expertise covers a wide range of technologies including chemistry, life sciences and
pharmaceuticals, material sciences, food sciences, consumer products, and cosmetics.

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