Jianqiang (Steve) Guo is a patent professional with two decades of experience in the field. Mr. Guo focuses his practice in patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. During his extensive career in intellectual property, he has served as a Patent Examiner and Administrative Patent Judge in China, where Mr. Guo is a member of the Chinese Patent Bar. His experience spans the electrical and mechanical arts, including electrical circuits, display technologies and image processing systems.
After graduating from China Jiliang University with degrees in both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Steve spent five years working as a patent examiner for the National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA). He then moved on to work as an Administrative Patent Judge for the Patent Reexamination Board at CNIPA, reviewing patents and hearing appeals. Mr. Guo then served as a technical advisor for Supreme People’s Court of China IP Tribunal before returning to CNIPA as the Deputy Director of the Mechanical Engineering & Materials Engineering Divisions.
During his time as Deputy Director, Steve earned his Masters of Laws from the China University of Political Science and Law and earned his LLM from the Temple University School of Law. He continued his legal studies in the U.S. at the University of Richmond, before joining Maier & Maier to continue his patent career in the U.S.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. expected May 2020
- Temple University School of Law, LL.M.
- China University of Political Science and Law, Master of Laws
- China Jiliang University (formerly China Institute of Metrology), B.S. in EE & ME
- Chinese Patent Bar (No. 1137231H)