Cornell University

The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medical Colleges, Cornell Tech and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.

Zoe Zhong

Patent Manager for Physical Sciences



Zoe ZhongEmail: zz458@cornell.edu

Phone: (607) 254-5229


As the Patent Manager, Zoe manages patent activities such as patent applications and prosecutions for physical sciences inventions, working closely with the Physical Sciences Technology Licensing Officers to align IP protection process of specific technology with its commercialization strategy.


Prior to joining CTL, Zoe was a patent analyst for Cardinal Intellectual Property in Evanston, Illinois where she provided patent search and examination of PCT patent applications and generated PCT/ISA reports for United States Patent and Trademark Office. She also conducted patentability, invalidity and landscape searches and analysis for law firms, universities and companies.


Zoe is a registered US patent agent. She obtained her Ph.D. of Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Bioengineering and Biochemical Engineering from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. She has a broad education and research background in biology, chemistry, computer science and engineering area.