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      Dr. Kou joined NTD in 2014. His experience mainly involves providing legal services relating to patent drafting, prosecution, invalidation, administrative litigation, civil litigation, FTO search, giving legal advice on patent validity analysis, patent infringement analysis, etc. in various practice areas including biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals etc.

      Before joining NTD, Dr. Kou started his career as a patent examiner in State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C., where he received professional training of IP and handled a great number of patent examination on medical apparatus, analytical and detecting instruments, biological detection, etc for four years.

    Education and Training:

      • 2016-2018, China University of Political Science and Law, Juris Master
      • 2003-2010, Doctor degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology -- Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CAS
      • 1999-2003, B.S. degree in Biological Sciences -- Sichuan University                                                     


      • Qualified as a Chinese patent attorney in 2011
      • Qualified as an attorney-at-law in 2015

    Technical Areas:

      Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology and Genetic Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, New plant variety protection, etc.

    Professional Affiliations:

      All-China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA); International Association For The Protection Of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)                            

    Working Language:

      English, Mandarin


      • Excellent papers of 7th IP Forum, 2017
      • Excellent papers of 4th IP Forum, 2013
      • Excellent papers of High Level symposium of patent examination and agency, 2012                                              

    Selected Seminars & Events:

      • Speaker, AIPPI China Youth IP Summer Seminar 2017, August, 2017

    Selected Publications:

      • The Present Situation and Prospect of the Judicial Practice of Infringement of the Right of New Variety of Plants——The Latest Development of the Judicial Practice of Variety Right from the Perspective of the Pioneer Case. China Patents & Trademarks (2017)
      • Several issues on the application of Guidelines for Patent Examination in the patent litigation. China Invention & Patent (2016)
      • The status and development trend of Patented technology about disease-related biomarker, Report on the status and development trend of Patented (2013-2014). Intellectual Property Publishing House
      • The effect of insufficient disclosure of prior art on the assessment of the novelty/inventiveness. China Invention & Patent. (2014)
      • Redetermination of disclosure time of non-patent literature in CNKI. China Invention & Patent (2014)
      • Study on the criterion of patentability of the detection method against samples in vitro. China Invention & Patent. (2013)
      • Supplementation of experimental data about technical effect during assessment of inventive step. Proceedings of excellent papers of 4th IP Forum. Intellectual Property Publishing House. (2013)
      • Supplementation of experimental data during examination of whether the claims being supported by the description, Selected papers of High Level symposium of patent examination and agency, 2012. Intellectual Property Publishing House. (2013)
      • Study on the examination strategy of diagnostic methods in the field of detection against samples in vitro, Self-investigation items of academic board, SIPO (2012)    
      • Judicial Trends and Prospects of Hot Issues in Pharmaceutical Patent, IPhouse (2018)
      • Discrimination of the Boundary of "Sales" in the sense of Patent Law, IPhouse (2018)