Wei Zhao

Senior Partner at China Science Patent & Trademark Agent Ltd

Wei Zhao’s technical expertise covers the areas of electronics and electrical engineering, telecommunications and semiconductors. Since joining China Science Patent & Trademark Agent Ltd (CSPTAL) in 2003, Mr Zhao has been advising clients on procurement of patent rights, patent searches, opinions on patentability, re-examination and invalidation proceedings, infringement analysis and litigation.

In the context of the development of artificial intelligence and the Chinese government’s Internet+ initiative, Mr Zhao has drafted hundreds of patent applications, as well as provided his professional and pertinent legal opinions to both parties involved in IP disputes, especially with regard to the quality of patent documents.

Mr Zhao first assessed standard essential patents in 2006 in relation to 3GPP standards. He is now acting as an independent evaluator for the standard of ITU-T H.265 for a famous patent pool.

Mr Zhao qualified as a patent attorney before the State Intellectual Property Office in 2006. He became an authorised patent litigator before the Supreme Court in 2013, and represents clients in litigation proceedings before the Chinese courts.

In 2016 Mr Zhao was awarded the Beijing Outstanding Patent Agent of the Year award. He frequently speaks at IP conferences and forums – his April 2017 speech entitled “Discussion on Several Issues of Internet Innovation Patent Application” at the China Intellectual Property High-Level Protection Forum led to an interview on China Central Television.

Before joining CSPTAL, Mr Zhao took part in the Optical Communication Network and Node Research Project of the National 863 Key Project, responsible for the development of cross-nodes of optical networks. He also participated in the Mobile IPv6 Project at Lucent-Bell Laboratory.

Mr Zhao obtained a BE from the Electronic Engineering Department of Tsinghua University with a major in physico-electronics and optoelectronics. He also gained an MS from the Information Optoelectronics Research Centre of the Electronic Engineering Department of Tsinghua University.

Professional associations

  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Ericsson AB
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Tsinghua University

Firm details

China Science Patent & Trademark Agent Ltd
11th Floor
Building D International Finance and Economics Center
No 87 West 3rd Ring North Road Haidian District
Beijing 100089

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