Jiazhen (Ivon) Guo focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling, and advises on a broad array of products encompassing diverse technologies, including computer software, electronics, integrated circuit, telecommunications, wireless communications, and semiconductor manufacturing. Ivon has experience in all phases of patent litigation including pre-trial diligence, drafting of pleadings, motion practice, discovery, claim construction, trial, and appeal. Ivon also provides advice on compliance with United States import and export laws, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Ivon has plaintiff and defense side experience in patent litigation matters in major US district courts, the Federal Circuit, as well as in the International Trade Commission. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Ivon worked as a technical specialist at a patent boutique firm, where he specialized in prosecuting patent applications for technology products and services before the US Patent and Trademark Office. During law school, he served as a judicial intern to US Circuit Judge Jimmie V. Reyna in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as senior editor of The George Washington Law School’s Business & Finance Law Review.
Prior to his legal career, Ivon served as an application engineer group lead at the largest software-as-a-service company that specializes in events and hospitality management technology. He also worked part-time for the IEEE Computer Society.
Ivon maintains an active pro bono practice, where, for example, he represents victims of domestic violence in obtaining permanent residence status.
The George Washington University Law School, 2018, J.D.
The George Washington University, 2011, M.Sc., Computer Science
Tongji University, China, 2009, B.E., Electronic Information Engineering
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association