CLAIRE TAO CHINESE PATENT AGENT M.Sc. (MASTER of COMPUTER SCIENCE)

CLAIRE TAO
CHINESE PATENT AGENT
M.Sc. (MASTER of COMPUTER SCIENCE)

Claire is a patent agent trainee for Millman IP.

Claire is a Registered Patent Agent in China and has been practicing in the Intellectual Property field for more than 10 years. Claire has served clients across a diverse range of disciplines, including various mechanical devices, control systems for mechanical devices, software processes, business methods, computer hardware, radio Frequency identification, Internet-related technology, data security, data processing, storage and transmission, and Image processing.

Claire obtained her Bachelor of Computer Science in 2002 and Master of Computer Science in 2006, from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, where she was awarded several scholarships. Her graduate thesis focused on IPV6 technology. 

Claire has served as a patent examiner in State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), as well as having served on the Patent Re-examination Board of SIPO. She also participated in intellectual property litigation in district courts.  Through her work both in Asia and in North America, Claire has developed expertise for managing patent prosecution matters across multiple jurisdictions, particularly for challenging technologies such as software-related innovations. 

Claire has served as a patent examiner in State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), has also served on the Patent Re-examination Board of SIPO for several years, and has participated in intellectual property litigation in district courts.  This experience has given Claire a particular expertise for successfully managing patent prosecution matters in China and in North America, particularly for challenging technologies such as software and Internet-related technologies.

Practice

Drafting and prosecution of patent applications
Patentability, validity and infringement opinions
Advising clients on matters relating to global IP strategy
Conducting prior art searches
Technology and Legal Translation from English to Chinese

Memberships

Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)