Tao Zhang

Associate General Counsel, IP & Technology ANSYS, Inc.

Tao Zhang is Associate General Counsel of IP and Technology at ANSYS, Inc.  Her main responsibilities include patent portfolio development, open source compliances, trademark and copyright management, product license enforcement, IP transaction agreement negotiations, and M&A IP due diligences.  Prior to ANSYS, she was Senior Director of IP strategy at Huawei Device USA.  Before Huawei, Dr, Zhang was with Hewlett-Packard for 23 years. 

Dr. Zhang is a member of the California Bar and a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office. She is author of the book “Mining Ideas for Diamonds – Comparing China and US IP Practices from Invention Selection to Patent Monetization. She also authored the article “Call for Standardization in Patent Claim Drafting”, Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal, Volume 34, Issue 3 (April 2018). Dr, Zhang was recognized by the IAM Strategy 300 in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

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