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Lei Gao

Associate - Lawyer

Profile

Lei Gao is an Associate at Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is directed towards assisting in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, with an emphasis on chemical, pharmaceutical, medical and mechanical related technology. Lei also assists in patentability, Infringement, freedom-to-operate, validity opinions, litigation and trademark matters.

Prior to joining Ridout & Maybee LLP, Lei worked for the Beijing office of an international law firm, where he prosecuted patents in China and various other jurisdictions, managed patent portfolios, participated in due diligence and opinion works related to patent, and assisted in litigation.

Working Languages

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Education & Qualifications

  • B.Eng. (Polymer Materials), Sichuan University, China (1997)
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Oregon, USA (2006)
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, USA (2010)
  • Attorney at law, State of New York (2011)
  • Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario (2016)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association – ABA
  • Canadian Bar Association – CBA
  • Ontario Bar Association – OBA
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – IPIC (Associate)
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