BINQUAN ZHUANG is an associate in Sidley’s Palo Alto office and is a member of the M&A practice. Bin represents publicly traded and privately held corporations, startup companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and growth capital funds, in both the U.S. and China, advising them on a broad range of corporate governance and transaction matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital financings, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, and technology and IP transactions.
Prior to joining Sidley, Bin served as the Patent Director of a medical device startup company where he strategized domestic and international patent protection and managed patent portfolios. Bin was also a patent agent at a large international law firm where he advised clients on various aspects of patent law including patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate and infringement analyses. As an extern in the Global Challenges Division with World Intellectual Property Organization, Bin assisted establishing public-private partnerships with the healthcare and cleantech industries and prepared publications for the trilateral cooperation among WHO, WIPO and WTO.
Bin has extensive experience and knowledge in life sciences including pharmaceuticals, biologicals, medical devices, and biotechnology, and his work has contributed to several patent and academic publications. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and as an awardee of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Individual Research Grant, he conducted research in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.
Bin earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School where he served as President of the Stanford Intellectual Property Association as well as President of Stanford China Law and Policy Association. Additionally, he was the Articles Committee Chair for the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Treasurer of the Stanford Asian and Pacific Islander Law Students Association.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Stanford Law School, J.D., 2019 (Gerald Gunther Prizes in Corporations and Comparative Venture Capital)
- Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 2009
- Peking University, B.S., 2002