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- EducationUniversity of Minnesota Law School
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
B.S. (Engineering and Computer Science), 2017
Xu Zhou is an associate at Caldwell Cassady & Curry who focuses his practice on patent litigation and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Zhou joined Caldwell Cassady & Curry after previously serving as a summer associate and law clerk at the firm.
His professional background includes work in the development of mobile phone applications and related patents. Mr. Zhou currently holds a valid Chinese patent, and he is well-versed in Chinese laws. He also provides experience in international investment laws, banking regulations, and environmental regulations.
Prior to joining Caldwell Cassady & Curry, Mr. Zhou earned his law degree at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a member of the Dean’s List. During law school, Mr. Zhou received the Civil Procedure Book Award as the top-scoring student in his class.
Mr. Zhou earned his bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. He was named the school’s Outstanding Student Leader in addition to holding leadership roles in multiple student associations. He also was a student member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
- Acantha LLC v. Depuy SynthesMr. Zhou represented Acantha LLP in a patent infringement lawsuit against medical device manufacturer DePuy Synthes, a subsidiary of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. DePuy was sued based on its infringement of an Acantha patent that covers an orthopedic implant assembly used in surgical procedures. Following the August 2018 trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, a jury of five women and three men delivered a unanimous $8.2 million verdict in favor of Mr. Zhou’s client.
- Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading, Inc.Mr. Zhou represented Match Group, owner of numerous popular online dating brands including the iconic Tinder application, in a highly publicized intellectual property and business dispute with competitor Bumble in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.