Dr. Yao Liu is a patent agent that specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for intellectual property protection in developing chemical and bio-materials, medicine, spectroscopic techniques and their applications.

Dr. Liu has extensive practical chemistry and patent experience and over 60 peer-reviewed papers. His background includes inorganic/organic material-related research including synthesis and applications with a strong background in semiconductor, solid-state physics, spectroscopy techniques and instrumentation. He also has wide-ranging experience in photoactive materials.

His technology areas include:

  • Inorganic/organic materials
  • Nano-structured materials
  • Polymers
  • Metal complex compounds
  • Photoactive materials
  • Pharmaceutical molecules
  • Photodynamic-therapy drug
  • DNA materials
  • Thin-film devices such as thin film solar cells, light-emitting devices, chemical sensors
  • Fluorescence/phosphorescence imaging
  • Photo-dynamic therapy molecules
  • Electrochemistry
  • Atomic Layer Deposition
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Thin-film growth techniques

In addition to his patent experience, Dr. Liu has also worked in the sciences with universities around the world.



  • Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Beijing Normal University (B.S.)
    • Chemistry


  • English
  • Chinese

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society