Nate Zhang serves as in-house litigation counsel for Applied Materials, managing internal investigations and offensive and defensive IP litigation. Previously, at White & Case LLP he split his practice between patent litigation, prosecution, and licensing. He has litigated cases in district court, before the PTAB, and in the ITC representing various high-tech and medical device clients including Google, LG, and Abiomed. He was also a hardware engineer at NVIDIA, specialising in mixed-signal circuit design. Zhang earned his JD from UC Davis School of Law and his BS in electrical engineering from UCLA.