Senior Associate

Phone: +86 10 5661 7345


Office: Beijing China

  • Frank Zhou is a senior associate on the DBL Beijing Team.
  • Frank is responsible for patent-related matters, particularly, electronic engineering-related matters. He handles a full spectrum of patent-related work, including patent prosecution, re-examination, invalidation actions, administrative and civil litigation, and patent information search and analysis.
  • Frank has been practicing IP matters for over 13 years. After graduating from college, he joined a leading PRC IP firm as a patent attorney.  In the first 7 years, he focused on patent prosecution, including patent translation, drafting, responding to Office Actions, re-examination, etc., and in the following 4 years, he focused on patent information consultation as a founding member of the newly founded Patent Information Consulting Department, including patent information search, analysis, licensing, enterprise IP management, etc. In 2017, he joined one of the largest manufacturers of OLED panels in China, and dealt with patent risk management and control, including FTO searches, infringement analysis, patent licensing negotiation, killer patent layout designing, mining and filing, etc. He joined DBL in August 2019.
  • M.E. Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • B.E., Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  • Patent Re-examination Board under CNIPA
  • IP Specialist Courts/ People’s Courts
  • Mandarin Chinese (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Representing Visionox in OLED patent licensing negotiation with a US entity
  • Representing Haisco in medical device patent licensing program
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