• Beijing University, B.S. physics (1999)
  • University of Michigan, M.S. electrical engineering (2002)
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. physics (2006)
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D. (2021) magna cum laude


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Professional Experience

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Assistant Professor, 20102016
  • University of Michigan
    Research Fellow, 20062010
    Lecturer, 20082009
    Graduate Researcher, 20002006


  • Mandarin (Native)

Jun Cheng, Ph.D.


Dr. Jun Cheng is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property Group. Jun helps clients build strong intellectual property portfolios that protect commercial products and support future development. With a broad educational background in physics, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering, Jun focuses his practice on a range of multi-discipline technologies, including telecommunication, machine learning and artificial intelligence, medical devices, consumer products, computer software, nanotechnology, and quantum information processing innovations.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Jun was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses and directed the Laboratory for Live-cell Imaging and Ultrafast Laser Microsurgery. During his tenure at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jun received the Junior Investigator Award. Prior to that, Jun was a research fellow at the University of Michigan. As a Ph.D. student, he investigated the semiconductor nanostructures and their applications on quantum computing and quantum communication. 



Admitted to practice: Illinois and the USPTO

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