Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould announced that Zhiyu (Sonny) Zhan has joined the firm as an associate in its Minneapolis office.
Zhan has been working at the firm as a Technical Advisor and a Law Clerk for the past two years. His technology areas are directed primarily toward the electronics and computer arts. Prior to Merchant & Gould, Zhan was a senior software engineer with a medical device company and an electrical engineer with an institute of remote sensing equipment.
"We are privileged to have Sonny on board and look forward to a long and successful partnership," said Randy King, managing director and CEO of Merchant & Gould's Minneapolis Office.
Zhan attended the National University of Defense Technology in China and received a B.S. in Electronics Engineering. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Sonny graduated from Hamline University School of Law in December. He has recently received the Judge Jacob Dim Scholarship Award from the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, an award offered to only one student from each of the law schools in Minnesota.