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Zhibo GAO Founding Partner, Pat/TM Attorney


Mr. Zhibo Gao is a managing partner of the SBZL Beijing Office. After passing the national examinations for Patent Attorney and Trademarks' Qualification in 2000, he began his career as an IP counsel where he was involved in all kinds of proceedings of patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement.

Before being founding partner of SBZL in 2002, he has worked as a patent and trademark counsel in the biggest IP firm located in Shinhwa IP firm in Fujian and NTD IP firm located in Shenzhen. His areas of technical expertise are Mechanics, Designs, Chemistry, Bio-tech, and Pharmaceuticals.  Mr. Gao has handled countless patent & trademark cases and he is very experienced in trademark prosecution & protection, patent prosecution & invalidation proceedings and patent enforcement.

Before becoming an IP counsel, he practiced 2 years at a Pharmaceutical company as an engineer involving all kinds of the technical works regarding manufacture of chemical materials. He is now a member of China Trademark Association and All China Patent Agent Association.


Tianjin University, Bachelor of Science majoring in Polymer Chemical industry


Registered Patent Attorney, All China Patent Attorneys Association/SIPO

Certificate of litigator before the court for patent litigation, designated by the Supreme Court


Honors and Awards
Admitted member of IP Expert of Guangdong Province
Special lecture of China Jiliang University


Past Employment Positions

Shinhwa IP firm, IP Counsel, 1999-2001

NTD IP firmPatent Attorney 2001-2002