Zachary (Zach) Zadow is an associate intellectual property attorney at Merchant & Gould. He brings a focused, detail-oriented point of view to both patent prosecution and litigation matters. For Zach, being a strong client advocate is critical. His years of experience in engineering and project management help him understand what matters most to a client’s business.
Attentive, Communicative & Forward-Thinking
Zach is passionate about technology, including creative manufacturing solutions, building products, breakthrough consumer goods and medical devices. He loves working to understand a client's core goals and tailoring his advice to meet their needs.
Zach understands companies' constraints when making critical IP decisions. He thinks not only about what’s happening today but about what will be happening five years from now. His problem-solving abilities make him adept at providing the right options to clients so they can make informed decisions.
Moreover, Zach understands the importance of timely communication. His years of experience in project management ensure that he will stay ahead of critical deadlines.
Varied Experiences Bring a Unique Perspective
In undergrad, Zach studied materials engineering at the University of Minnesota and interned with both Medtronic and 3M. After graduation, Zach spent seven years working at Andersen Corporation as a product design engineer and project manager.
Transitioning into the legal profession, Zach started as a law clerk before moving into the associate attorney role. Zach graduated Summa Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. His experiences in these roles and with these companies give him a unique perspective on how best to protect his client’s intellectual property.
Zach was born and raised in Minnesota. He’s an avid board game player and has been into curling since he was six years old. When not playing on the ice, you can find Zach with his spouse, backpacking, hiking or canoeing outdoors.