Guanyang Yao is dual qualified as a Chinese lawyer and patent attorney. He has been practising patent law for over 14 years in China. He obtained LLM degrees from John Marshall Law School, a Chinese law degree from China University of Political Science and Law, and a Masters degree from Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics University. He has been working in Liu, Shen & Associates since 2005.

Mr Yao has extensive experience in providing legal services related to patent law, including patent prosecutions, litigation, administrative enforcement, licensing and transactions. He has a deep understanding of the spirit of China’s patent legal system. As a leading attorney, he has handled patent disputes for various international and domestic enterprises. He keeps a close eye on developments in the IP law system in China, and is active in commenting on IP issues and providing opinions on IP law amendments. Mr Yao has been selected as one of the ‘Thousand Attorneys Handling Foreign-Related Cases’ by the Ministry of Justice of China.