Jie Gao is a litigation associate. She has handled matters before the district court, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and International Trade Commission.

Jie earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as articles editor of the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review. During law school, she externed for the Hon. Jimmie Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jie earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences and minor in Statistics from the University of Florida, and her B.S. in Environmental Chemistry from Nanjing University in Nanjing, China.

She previously worked as an associate at a major international law firm, where she handled patent and other litigation matters. She also previously worked as a patent agent and intellectual asset analyst for a Fortune 500 company.

Jie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


  • “Development of the FRAND Jurisprudence in China,” 21 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 446 (2020)


Columbia Law School (J.D., 2020); Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Dean’s Honors in S. Advanced Legal Research Techniques; Articles editor, Columbia Science & Technology Law Review

University of Florida (Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences; Minor, Statistics, 2008)

Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (B.S., Environmental Chemistry, 2003)


  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Mandarin Chinese
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