Run-Zhi Lai, PhD

Associate / vCard

3001 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI, 48084

P: 248-649-3333
F: 248-649-3338

Practice Areas


The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., May 2011

Texas A & M University, Ph.D., Microbiology, May 2007

Huazhong Agricultural University, B.S. Biotechnology, 1999


New York

Dr. Lai handles patent matters over a range of technologies in the life sciences, electrochemical and electromechanical arts. Dr. Lai focuses his practice on patent preparation, prosecution, and litigation support for domestic and international clients.

Industry Experience

Dr. Lai has over a decade of academic and industrial R&D experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, molecular biology, and electrochemistry. During this period, Dr. Lai developed several in vivo and in vitro assays for various membrane receptor proteins and neural toxins.


Doctoral Merit Award
Academic Excellence Award Scholarship
Regents’ Graduate Fellowship

Professional Activities

New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association