Dr. Gong is a recognized patent dispute and antitrust expert in China, and has been a Professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing for more than 10 years.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Gong has served as an academic advisor with international economics consulting firms, an expert consultant for the World Bank advising countries on economic policy, and as an expert consultant with the Ministry of Commerce’s (MOFCOM) Antitrust Bureau in China, where he acted as the chief architect of the Bureau’s national competition database project.
The Bureau regularly retains Dr. Gong to consult on reviews of high-profile multinational merger applications, including Western Digital acquiring Hitachi and Seagate acquiring Samsung’s storage businesses. He played a vital expert witness role in successfully appealing Beijing Rainbow v. Johnson & Johnson, the first anti-monopoly lawsuit in China ever won by a plaintiff. Since then, he has served as an expert witness in successful outcomes on behalf of many notable multinational defendants in litigation related to abuse of dominance and monopoly agreements, including Panasonic, Hitachi, Sinopec, Motorola, and Netease. He also successfully served as the expert witness in the Huawei v. Conversant patent dispute.
A prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Gong has authored numerous publications in leading international academic journals. He was the executive editor of the UK-based Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies (JCEFTS). He is also a renowned economic and political op-ed columnist for several leading English-language newspapers in Asia, including the South China Morning Post, Global Times, and CGTN (China Global Television Network).
Prior to joining UIBE in 2009, Dr. Gong gained industrial consulting and research experience in the US as a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research (New Jersey) and as Senior Advisor of Strategic Assessment at Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (Colorado). He holds two US patents (US patent No. 8,332,902 and US patent No. 8,566,888) in switched broadcast television technologies, one of which has been widely deployed in spectrum allocation algorithms in cable QAM modulation equipment in the US. Additionally, Dr. Gong played a contributing role in US Vice President Al Gore’s National Information Infrastructure (NII) project.