Run-Zhi was born in a small town in southern China, and left home at 17 to attend college hundreds of miles away in Wuhan. Following college, Run-Zhi came to Texas to pursue a Ph.D. in life sciences at Texas A&M University. In pursuing the American dream, RunZhi always gives one-hundred percent no matter how difficult the task.

It was in Texas that Run-Zhi experienced first-hand how complex and impactful the law can be in one’s life and was inspired to pursue a legal career. After completing his Ph.D., Run-Zhi attended The University of Michigan Law School where he received the Clyde A. Dewitt Law Scholarship. After obtaining his law degree, RunZhi worked in the biotechnology industry for almost a decade and authored numerous research articles and book chapters.

Run-Zhi is an attorney admitted to practice in New York, Utah, and the USPTO, with a focus on intellectual property. Run-Zhi previously worked at an IP boutique law firm helping his clients secure, transfer, and protect their intangible assets, and vigorously defending their rights against infringement. His experience includes patent prosecution, complex litigation of patent, trademark, and copyright matters, as well as personal injury civil litigation. He has represented individual and corporation clients in various IP and civil matters.

Outside of work, Run-Zhi enjoys skiing, hiking, and camping with his wife in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, as well as tinkering with cars and motorcycles. Run-Zhi is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker.

Chinese Translation 中文翻译


Attorney at Law


  • Utah Bar (2022)
  • USPTO (2018)
  • New York Bar (2017)


  • The University of Michigan
    Law School, Juris Doctorate. (2011)
  • Huazhong Agricultural University,
    Bachelor’s of Science. (1999)
  • Texas A&M University, Ph.D. (2007)


  • Intellectual Property Rights.


  • English
  • Chinese