Chao Gao


Chao Gao

  • P 202-534-1892
  • F 202-721-8250

Chao Gao has been with Wenderoth for his entire legal career, first as a Summer Associate, then joining the firm full time in 2010. Chao's practice focuses primarily on procuring patents in the chemical arts, particularly in the field of polymers, although he has extensive prosecution experience in a wide range of technologies. Chao also counsels a variety of domestic and international clients regarding United States patent law, including providing infringement and non-infringement opinions.

Specifically, Chao's practice encompasses a wide range of technologies including:

  • Inks
  • Polymers
  • Dosage forms and drug delivery systems
  • Pharmaceutical compounds
  • Alloys
  • Plastics
  • Catalysts
  • Adhesives
  • Resins
  • Glass compositions
  • Synthetic fibers

Prior to his career at Wenderoth, Chao worked at Cardinal Intellectual Property as a Search Professional. Additionally, Chao worked as a Summer Associate at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, he worked at the Wilmington Pharmatech Co. as a Lab Technician.

When not practicing law, Chao enjoys participating in endurance sports, traveling, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family.

  • Chao regularly participates in obstacle races benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Mandarin