In this chapter, we recognise 21 patent specialists. Their expertise spans across a broad range of IP issues including licensing, applications, infringement analyses, enforcement and litigation.
Most Highly Regarded
Nongfan Zhu at King & Wood Mallesons is a “seasoned veteran in the market” with “a strong reputation for patent prosecution work”.
Wenping Chen is looked upon with enormous favour thanks to his expansive patents practice which encompasses patent applications, infringement analyses and investigations.
Yusheng Shi is a distinguished practitioner with more than 30 years of experience as a patent litigator and an impressive bank of clients in the life sciences sector, including medical device and pharma companies.
Gordon Gao of Fangda Partners receives glowing praise as a “stellar patent practitioner who provides terrific litigation services to prominent international clients”.
Richard Lin is another well-established lawyer with a strong track record across a spectrum of patent-related proceedings.
Jianyang (Eugene) Yu at Liu Shen & Associates is well versed at handling patent litigation cases with extensive experience acting on behalf of life sciences companies.
Elliot Papageorgiou of Clyde & Co is recognised for his “highly active and busy practice” with peers adding that he possesses “sweeping knowledge of the market and patent law”.
Christine Yiu of Bird & Bird “quickly grasps complex technology and has brilliant rapport with clients”. One impressed client adds, “She is a renowned name in the market as a go-to patent litigator.”
Geoffrey Lin at Ropes & Gray possesses a wealth of experience in IP matters with a roster of impressive clients such as Innovent and Eli Lily.
Jamie Rowlands at Gowling WLG provides “a tremendously high standard of advice with an in-depth understanding of the jurisdiction and is great at guiding Western clients through the complexities of Chinese law”.
Aaron Hurvitz at Kangxin Partners has an impeccable profile advising multinational and domestic clients on how to protect and enforce their IP rights in China.
Tim Jackson of Rouse is held in high regard as a vastly experienced litigator with invaluable insights into the pharmaceutical and chemical fields.
William (Skip) Fisher of DLA Piper possesses a wealth of knowledge across a broad range of patent issues.
Sharon Qiao at Lusheng enjoys a forte in patents and in particular SPC retrial proceedings.
Nick Beckett at CMS is highly esteemed for his patents practice. He is deemed “remarkable and approachable, and able to make Chinese law easy to understand”.