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Xia Zheng
Patent Attorney, Trademark Attonery, Attoreny-at-Law

Professional Experience

Xia Zheng is the founder of AFD China Intellectual Property. She started her career in intellectual property practice in 1987. Since then she has had many years of experience in Chinese intellectual property prosecution, enforcement, licensing, and counseling. Her practice covers patent prosecution, reexamination and invalidation, trademark prosecution, opposition and review, and intellectual property enforcement, as well as counseling on copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, domain name issues, and other matters related to intellectual property rights. She also counsels IP owners actively with regard to strategic intellectual property problem solving issues and IP management by offering legal analysis, advises, and solutions.


Ms. Zheng has obtained honors including the names of IP Lawyers to Watch in 2017, National IP Talent by the State IP Office of China (SIPO) since 2016, IAM Patent 1000's world leading patent professionals since 2016, Asia IP Expert since 2016, Managing IP magazine's IP Star since 2015, Outstanding Patent Attorney of the year 2014 by Beijing Patent Attorney Association, Excellent Legal Professionals in Haidian of the year 2012 by Beijing Haidian Judicial Bureau, Honor for Long Contributions to Chinese Patent and Intellectual Property Industries by State IP Office of ChinaSIPO in 2010, and Excellent Patent Professionals of 1997 by Chinese Academy of Sciences, and elected as Director of All-China Patent Attorneys Association, Standing Director of Beijing Patent Attorneys Association, and Director of Beijing Intellectual Property Association.


After completing an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Ms. Zheng obtained a Master of Science degree at University Illinois in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. She also received a Master of Engineering degree in Petrochemical Engineering. Ms. Zheng studied Intellectual Property Law in the FranklinPierceLawCenter in Concord, New Hampshire, and graduated with a Master degree. She has also received several diplomas with honor from ShanghaiIntellectualPropertyCollege, the China Patent Office, the China University of Political Science and Law, and People University of China.


Before founding AFD in 2002, Ms. Zheng has experiences from a patent agent, patent attorney, and Director of a department to a Director of an IP Office respectively. She was the director and managing partner of Beijing Office of Lungtin International Patent and Trademark Agent Ltd., and Assistant General Director and Director of Application Department of China Science Patent Agent Ltd. respectively. Her prior in-house intellectual property work includes patent management and prosecution for the Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC too. Her industry experience includes research work at the Institute relating to cracking catalysts, as well as work with Human Genome Sciences.


Ms. Zheng’s practice covers many different technical areas, including chemical and petrochemical products and processes, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and Chinese medicinal sciences, organic synthesis, metallurgy, materials science, agricultural chemicals and processes, semiconductors, mechanical engineering, telecommunications, instruments, and other technologies.


Work Experience

AFD China Intellectual Property (2002-), Founder, President

Lungtin International Patent and Trademark Agent Ltd., Director of Beijing Office, Patent and Trademark Attorney (1998-2001)

China Science Patent Agent Ltd., Assistant General Director, Director of Application Dept., Patent Attorney (1996-1998)

Human Genome Sciences (USA)(1995)

Research Institute (RIPP), SINOPEC, Patent agent (1987-1992)

Research Institute (RIPP), SINOPEC, Engineer (1985-1987)



Master degree in intellectual property law from the Franklin Pierce Law Center (USA)

Master degree in organic chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Illinois (USA)

Master degree in petrochemical engineering from the Research Institute (RIPP)

Bachelor degree in chemistry from YunnanUniversity

Diplomas on patent law training from ShanghaiIntellectualPropertyCollege and China Patent Office, and legal training from China U. of Political Science and Law and People University of China.



Chinese and English



China Intellectual Property Society, Honorary member

All China Patent Agents Association, Director

Beijing Intellectual Property Agent Association, Director

International Trademark Association

Licensing Executive Society



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