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Chelsea X. Zhang



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Chelsea X. Zhang is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. Chelsea’s practice focuses on building patent portfolios, conducting clearance analysis, and preparing infringement and invalidity opinions. Chelsea uses her technical experience to help clients obtain and enforce patent protection in a wide range of technical areas, including user interfaces, imaging apparatuses, pixel circuitry, semiconductor devices, signal and image processing, data transmission, surveillance systems, power tools, motors, regenerative braking, control algorithms, GFCI/AFCI devices, battery packs, and lighting fixtures.

While earning her engineering degree, Chelsea worked as a research assistant in the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory at the University of Maryland – College Park. Her research involved in situ monitoring of the internal stress of Li-ion batteries during multiple charge-discharge cycles. Chelsea performed image processing on fringe patterns created by a Fabry-Perot cavity and flexible membrane and fabricated semiconductors for coin cell batteries via photolithography.

During law school, Chelsea participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic at Penn State Law, where she helped community inventors and startup companies obtain patent and trademark protection. Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Chelsea spent more than a year as a patent engineer and two summers as a summer associate at a law firm in D.C., where she helped clients develop patent portfolios for electronic devices.

Chelsea received her B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland – College Park. She received her J.D. from Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law.

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Penn State Law
Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland


District of Columbia


American Intellectual Property Law Association

Languages Spoken

Chinese (Mandarin)