Lei practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with the emphasis on patent drafting and prosecution in Canada.Lei has helped clients obtain patents in various jurisdictions in a broad range of technology fields, including mechanical, electrical, electronics, computer software, oil and gas, biofuel, green technology, chemical, biotechnological, and agricultural fields. In addition to patent drafting and prosecution, he provides patentability opinions, freedom to practice opinions, infringement opinions, and validity opinions. He also conducts IP due diligence for commercial transactions.
Lei also helped clients obtain industrial design rights in Canada, design patents in the United States, and corresponding rights in other jurisdictions.Lei has served as an Executive Member of the Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law section of the Ontario Bar Association for several years. He is also an associate of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.
Lei obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, one of the top-ranking law schools in the Unites States. Before law school, Lei earned a PhD degree from the University of Oregon in the United States and a BEng degree from Sichuan University in China. Before founding Gao Law, Lei worked at the oldest and one of the top Intellectual Property boutique law firms in Canada (Ridout & Maybee LLP) and the IP department of one of the largest law firms in the world (Baker McKenzie).
Lei has experience in the following areas:
Copyright, Intellectual property (general), Intellectual property and technology, Patents
Lei has previously helped clients in the following industries:
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