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ZHANG, Yi (Johnny) Partner

Professional Experience

Mr. Yi (Johnny) Zhang focuses his practice on US-China cross border intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis on patent portfolio strategy and management.  He is experienced in patentability, infringement and freedom-to-operate analysis under Chinese and US laws and has drafted and negotiated several US-China cross border IP license agreements.  Mr. Zhang has extensive experience in intellectual property due diligence investigation during US-China cross border strategic investment and mergers & acquisitions.  His work involves technologies in the fields of life sciences, chemistry, material science, medical devices, robotics and autonomous driving.

Before starting his legal career, Mr. Zhang had over a decade of experience in life science research.  His prior legal experience includes a summer clerkship at Dechert LLP and an internship at Strain& Strain PLLC.


Mr. Zhang graduated from Fudan University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology.  He then obtained a Doctor of Philosophy, in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) from Iowa State University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.)  from Georgetown University Law Center.

Professional Associations

Mr. Zhang is a registered patent attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and a patent agent in China.

Language Skills


JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.