Jonathan's clients range from multinational companies in Europe and the U.S., large domestic enterprises, to start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises or academic research institutions, in China and around the world.
Jonathan is a co-author of a research paper published and featured as the cover story on Cell (May 1998). He is also the first author or a co-author of other peer-reviewed research papers published on Development, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, and Genes & Development. He is one of the co-inventors of a PCT patent application relating to genetic engineering. In the field of law, Jonathan co-authored Professional Ethics of Patent Attorneys (Intellectual Property Rights Press, May 2013, in Chinese). His article on introducing the Third Amendment of China‘s Patent law and its Implementing Regulations was published and featured as the cover story on China Law and Practice, an English journal published in Hong Kong. Jonathan served as a member of the expert committee of Intellectual Property Management Practice (Enterprise Management Publishing House, November 2011, in Chinese).
Jonathan joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2015. Prior to that, he was the managing partner for European and U.S. Regions at Shangcheng & Partners as well as a senior strategic advisor in Shanghai Jialu Law Firm. Before that, Jonathan was a partner of Liu, Shen & Associates and the general manager of the firm’s Shanghai office. Prior to Liu Shen, Jonathan was an associate with Perkins Coie’s Los Angeles office, a representative of its Shanghai office and one of the founding representatives of its Beijing office. Jonathan started his legal career as a technical adviser, a patent agent and then an attorney in Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser in New York, US. Jonathan had conducted research on molecular biology, genetics, and developmental biology in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for years before he became a legal professional.
Jonathan graduated from the Biology Department of Peking University with a bachelor's degree in science. He attended a master’s program on cell biology at Peking Union Medical College and then a Ph.D. program on cell and molecular biology at the Graduate School and University Center of City University of New York. He obtained his master's degree in biology from City College of New York. Jonathan received his J.D. from the School of Law of St. John's University.
Jonathan registered as patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2005. He was admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut States and registered as a patent attorney in the USPTO in 2007. He obtained Legal Professional Qualification in China in 2012.
Jonathan's work languages are Chinese and English.