Ji Mao

Ji Mao


Ji Mao is an intellectual property attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office who focuses his practice on litigation and transactions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and chemical fields

Including through his hands-on-research leading to his master's degree in Medical Sciences, Mr. Mao has substantial experience in and knowledge of biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, pathology and human physiology. This background allows him to quickly and fully grasp the concepts underlying the technologies in these areas, and to advise clients with regard to infringement, validity and intellectual property strategy. When working on complicated licenses and research agreements, Mr. Mao has the experience to spot and avoid conflicts when a client is engaged in multiple agreements on closely related technology. He is also able to preserve the client's ability to practice and grant further licenses in the field.

While in law school, Mr. Mao served as an articles editor of the Journal of Science & Technology Law. His journal note focused on the evidentiary admissibility of the denial of an inter partes review petition. Mr. Mao's master's thesis was directed to the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on pain perception in patients undergoing methadone and buprenorphine maintenance.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Boston University School of Medicine, M.S., Medical Sciences
  • University of Virginia, B.S., Biology
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York