Partner at Jingtian & Gongcheng
Ye Zhao is a partner of Jingtian & Gongcheng and heads the firm’s IP practice. He is a leading attorney in IP litigation and IP-related antitrust litigation (SEP-related litigation in particular). He is highly skilled at handling various types of IP and antitrust dispute, particularly in the semiconductor, communications, computer, consumer electronics and internet sectors. He is also highly trusted by his clients.
Mr Zhao acted as counsel in a number of landmark IP and antitrust cases in China, including the first antitrust litigation concerning SEPs (Huawei v InterDigital), the first wireless communication SEP infringement litigation (Huawei v Samsung), the first internet-related antitrust litigation (Qihoo v Tencent) and the first big-data-related unfair competition litigation (Sina Weibo v Maimai).
Mr Zhao was recognised among the “Top 10 Patent Litigators” by the China Intellectual Property Forum in 2018 and the “Top 15 IP Litigators” by Asian Legal Business in 2018. Mr Zhao has also been awarded an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.
Mr Zhao obtained his JM degree from Peking University and has a bachelor’s in communications. He is a qualified attorney at law and patent attorney. Prior to joining Jingtian & Gongcheng, he worked for two other leading Chinese law firms as an associate and partner.
Mr Zhao was an invited keynote speaker on standard-essential patents by the American Bar Association at the association 2018 Seoul conference.
Mr Zhao’s key clients include Intel Corporation, Huawei Technology Co Ltd, ByteDance, Sina.Com, Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co Ltd, Amperex Technology Limited and Qihoo.