Dr. Zhao's practice focuses on technologies that involve chemistry, polymer materials and life science -- such as drug/pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical device and clean energy. Dr. Zhao's extensive technical training enables him to develop a quick understanding of the technology at issue, effectively work with inventors and experts, identify critical prior art and develop creative legal arguments.

Dr. Zhao shares the clients' passion for scientific discoveries and technology breakthroughs. He earned his doctorate in Organic and Polymer Chemistry and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with an emphasis on Lithium-ion Batteries. His research won the 2015 R&D 100 Awards for the entry "High Capacity Anode for Rechargeable Batteries". Dr. Zhao is the co-author of more than 40 journal publications (with 14 as first author) and 7 US patent applications.