Dr. Shanshan Zou
Degree in optical engineering

Chinese Patent Attorney, Chinese Attorney at law



  • Active in the field of industrial property law since 2005 (including 10 years of professional experience in China)
  • Representing a number of well-known global companies in the information technology, telecommunications, Internet and semiconductor industries
  • Extensive experience in strategically managing patent portfolios for multi-national clients
  • Representation in infringement proceedings for intellectual property infringements in China


  • Bachelor's degree at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) with a focus on precision instruments and measurement and control technology
  • PhD in laser physics and physical optics at Tsinghua University
  • Admission as a Chinese patent attorney (2007)
  • Admission as a Chinese lawyer (2013)
  • Basic training in European patent law in London (2011)
  • Training as a European Patent Attorney (since 2016)

Technical specialties

  • Information technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Optics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductor technologies

Legal areas

  • Experience in the preparation of patent and utility model applications (CN, US, EP and PCT) including the support of the corresponding Examination procedure
  • Experience in the review and disposition of patents and utility models in opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Experience in patent infringement proceedings
  • Experience in creating Freedom-To-Operate analyses
  • Experience in the development of patent strategies and the enforcement of patent rights against patent infringers

Patent law activities

  • Chinese patent law
  • Chinese trademark law


  • Chinese
  • English
  • German


  • In-house training on Chinese patent law


  • Jogging
  • Hiking