Zhenlan (Joe) Hu is an associate at F. Chau & Associates. Mr. Hu prepares and prosecutes utility patents with an emphasis on the technology areas of software and electrical engineering. His practice includes software-based technologies, electronics, display devices, and packaging. He is skilled in leveraging patent automation technology to increase the efficiency of patent preparation and prosecution. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Intellectual Property Assistant at the NYU Technology Transfer Office. He is also a capable Chinese/English translator, having passed the China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters (CATTI).


University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2018 NYU Tandon School of Engineering, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2019 University of Toronto at Scarborough, Management and Information Technology, graduated with distinction, 2013

2018, Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; 2019, New York
New York State Bar Association; State Bar of Wisconsin; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Hu,Zhenlan (Joe)



Chinese (Mandarin)

Practice area

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Display Devices
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Software based Inventions