Mingzhao Yang is president of AFD China. He leads the firm’s strategic management and operation teams. He focuses his practice on IP matters including IP prosecution, post-grant proceedings, dispute solutions, litigation, and counseling. Mingzhao is a patent attorney registered before the CNIPA and a patent litigation attorney registered before the Supreme People’s Court of China. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Beijing University of Technology and then received systematic research and development training in a research and development company. Mingzhao also worked in firms respectively as an IP legal assistant, patent engineer, department head, and assistant general director, while and after receiving trainings on IPR-related laws and patent and trademark practice at the China IP Training Center and the All-China Patent Attorneys Association, legal training at several Legal Training Centers and copyright training at the China Copyright Protection Center.