After high level studies in both countries, Jing ZHAO received her degrees in China (Master from Tsinghua University) and France (Engineer from l’Ecole Centrale de Lyon).
She then began her career in the company UNIS in the field of highway construction. She worked there as integration engineer, in charge of projects of integration of mechanical and electrical systems in the construction of highways all over China.
Then she decided to focus her career on industrial property and jointed LLR China team in December 2009. She became a qualified attorney on Chinese patents in 2011.
Jing ZHAO was a member of the patent team at LLR China, which became LLR China Patent in 2016. In 2023, the LLR China Patent team became part of the international department of the Chinese law firm Easytimes IP. As for Jing ZHAO, she became Director of LLR's representative office in Beijing in 2023.
Within LLR's Beijing representative office, Jing ZHAO facilitates access to LLR's patent and trademark services in Europe for Chinese companies.
Jing ZHAO is involved in a wide range of technical fields, mainly in mechanics, such as automotive, plastics, cosmetics, medical devices, waste collection, signal processing, web technologies, etc. Her daily working languages are English, French and Chinese.
Jing ZHAO is dedicated to managing examination procedures, particularly in Europe, France, the United States and Japan. She carries out consultations on infringement analyses, invalidation procedures, patentability and freedom-to-operate studies.
Interventions & conferences
- Moderator of the seminar "Defending your patents through the legal system in France and in China" - French Embassy in China (22nd May 2023)
- Moderator of the CCI France China working group on the theme of « High-Tech Enterprises: qualification, advantages & requirement on Intellectual property rights » (23 February 2023)
- Speaker at the conference "Propriété intellectuelle. Dommages et intérêts en Chine, de grandes nouveautés" ("Intellectual Property. Damages in China, major new developments") of the China IP Webinars "Actualités de la Propriété Intellectuelle en Chine" ("China Intellectual Property News"), 24 March 2022