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Dr. Lulin GAO

  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman, Internet Society of China
  • Honorary President, All China Patent Agents Association

Dr. Gao is the founder and Chairman of Beijing East IP Ltd., and one of the founders of the modern China intellectual property legal system. He earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Geological Prospecting in Moscow. He worked the State Planning Commission for years. From 1987 to 1998, Dr. Gao worked as Commissioner of the Chinese Patent Office. In 1998, he was responsible for the establishment of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and served as its first commissioner. From 1998 to 2000, he was appointed a senior advisor to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. He currently serves as the Honorary President of the All-China Patent Agents Association, the Advisor of the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), the Vice Chairman of the China Internet Society, the Senior Counsel of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), an arbitrator with the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (CIETAC) and the Domain Name Dispute of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (ADNDRC).

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  • Areas of Practice

    Patent
    Trademark
    Domain Name
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    Patent
    Pfizer Viagra Administrative Litigation Case

    Trademark
    Duck King Trademark Infringement Case

    Copyright
    Shenda Interactive Entertainment "Legend" Game Infringement Case

  • Experience

    Senior Advisor of the International Intellectual Property Institute
    Senior Counsel of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)
    Panelist at the Asian Domain name Dispute Resolution Center (ADNDRC) and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
    Adjunct Professor at the Tsinghua University School of Law
    Adjunct Professor at the John Marshall Law School (2007 – present)
    National Congressman: Amended Chinese IP Laws for China’s WTO Accession (1998-2002)
    Senior Advisor at WIPO (1998 – 2000)
    Founding Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office (1997 - 1998)
    Chairman of WIPO Conference (1993, 1995)
    Vice-President of the Diplomatic Conference of the Conclusion of a Treaty Supplementing the Paris Convention as far as Patents are Concerned (the Hague, 1991)
    Chairman of Paris Union Assembly (1991, 1993, 1995)
    Vice-Chairman of Diplomatic Conference for the Conclusion of a Treaty on the Protection of Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits (Washington D.C., 1989)
    Chairman of WIPO Coordination Committee (1988)
    Former Commissioner of China Patent Office (1987 - 1997)

  • Professional Recognition

    Honorary J.D. of the John Marshall Law School
    Honorary J.D. of the Tsinghua University School of Law

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney
    PRC Attorney At Law
    China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation

  • Education

    Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute, B.S., Ph.D.