2021 speakers

Tao Zhang


Tao Zhang is Associate General Counsel of IP/Technology and heads Legal IP team at Ansys. Her team’s main responsibilities include high-quality patent portfolio development, trademark and copyright management and/or enforcement, IP litigation, M&A IP due diligence, open-source compliance, product risk management, IP transactions and OEM/partnership contract negotiations. Prior to Ansys, she was senior director of IP strategy at Huawei Device USA. Before Huawei, Dr, Zhang was with Hewlett-Packard for 23 years.

Dr. Zhang is a member of the California Bar and a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office. She is co-author of the book “Mining Ideas for Diamonds – Comparing China and US IP Practices from Invention Selection to Patent Monetization”, which is being translated into Chinese for publication in China. She also co-authored several IP articles, including “Call for Standardization in Patent Claim Drafting”, Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal, Volume 34, Issue 3 (April 2018), “Making Trademark Decisions Based on Cost Considerations: A Model for Action”, WTR, April 2020. Dr, Zhang was recognized by the IAM Strategy 300 in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

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