Founding Commissioner of China’s State IP Office
Founder and Chairman, Beijing East IP
Dr. GAO worked for many years in public office in the field of intellectual property protection in China and has been very active in the intellectual property and information technology areas. During the course of his career he has held the positions of Commissioner of the Chinese Patent Office and the founding Commissioner of State Intellectual Property Office, China. He was a Senior Advisor to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. Dr. Gao is currently the honorary President of All-China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA), Vice Chairman of the China Internet Society (ISC) and a member of the Steering Committee of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), Advisory member for International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) in Washington DC, IP Law Center of John Marshall Law School (JMLS) in Chicago.
He is currently a PRC lawyer, Patent Attorney and Panel Expert for handling dispute resolution between Trademark and Domain Names for Asian Arbitration Center, Hong Kong and Chinese International Economic and Trade Arbitration Center (CIETAC).Beijing. He helped found the Intellectual Property Institution at Peking University. He has been a taught IP Law and Practice in China at many universities including IP Institute of Peking University, Tsinghua University Law School and JMLS, Chicago.
During his civil service, Dr. GAO has headed numerous delegations for the Chinese government at many international forums and diplomatic conferences on intellectual property. He has also held the Chair of the Paris Union Assembly and the WIPO General Assembly. In 1995, he was given the Grand Star Cross by the German Government for his remarkable contributions to the field of IP protection and international cooperation and in that same year, the European Patent Office awarded him the International Cooperation Medal for his contributions to the IP field. He was elected as Fellow at the Russian International Academy for Engineering.