Linda Liu & Partners
Linda Liu & Partners is an all-rounded Chinese intellectual property law firm. Since our founding in 2003 by Dr. Linda Liu, we have adhered to the principles of honesty and trustworthiness, respecting our clients, valuing people and encouraging teamwork, as well as guaranteeing the quality of our work and ceaselessly improving the skills of our team members. Driven by our values, Linda Liu & Partners has achieved outstanding reputation in the IP filed.
We have 351 members, including 127 patent attorneys, 31 patent engineers, 25 trademark attorneys, 24 attorneys-at-law and 11 trainee attorneys. Many members have PhD degrees in science and engineering, or have been educated overseas. Our patent experts work in four languages – English, German, Japanese, and Chinese. We headquarter in Beijing, and have three branch offices in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Dalian respectively.
Linda Liu boasts 60% of the partners being female, among the highest of all Chinese law firms. We attach great importance on offering various opportunities to young employees, e.g. participating in in-person meeting with clients, and on board the team for high-stake cases such as invalidation proceedings and litigation. Moreover, we give full attention and care to female employees. Training the younger generation and supporting the female colleagues of the firm have been part of our philosophy ever since our founding.
We provide a full line of services relating to IP, and have established fully feathered departments for patent prosecution, covering all technical disciplines concerned in IP. The team enjoys a unique combination of international education background and CNIPA’s insider experience, serving both Fortune 500 companies and startups.
Linda Liu is recognized as one of the most responsive IP firms in China. In patent prosecution, we proactively seek reasonable scope of protection in the most efficient fashion, by routinely conducting telephone interviews, having face to face meetings with examiners, etc., making us a popular choice for foreign companies when they are reconsidering their Chinese associate and looking for quality prosecution counsel. We are always willing to go the extra mile for our clients, e. g. we handle each step carefully from the beginning of every new application, initiatively avoid the unnecessary Office Actions, and provide flexible translation options to help clients control cost.
Numerous precise working procedures have been laid down to ensure our service quality. We implement a strict and precise system in docketing, and establish multi-check system to guarantee quality. In the process of patent prosecution, docketing management plays an important role. Our docketing department has 46 team members in charge of case setup, deadline monitoring, and annual fee management. Our responsible and conscientious docketing personnel as well as the ever-improving docketing system are the best security. Moreover, our partners, seasoned attorneys and former examiners formed a quality check group.
In addition to patent prosecution, we have extensive experience in IP litigation. A couple of our litigation cases have been selected as typical cases by the Supreme People’s Court of China.
Effusive foreign associate recommendations led to our inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 in 2020: “I am extremely satisfied with their work and highly confident that they will handle and prosecute my cases in China with optimal results.” reports one client. A US client commented to IAM that“Aside from paying a lot of attention to detail, they always provide excellent and thorough advice and analysis. I direct all my China patent work to Linda Liu and I encourage my US clients to instruct them too, especially for matters related to computer software and hardware. I’m a big fan!”.
Another glowing comment from the clients is “acting as an extension of our team’s approach to client service, with expertise in their local jurisdiction. They provide honest assessments, offer suggestions that may not be apparent to us, and proactively provides thoughtful, client-specific advice that takes into account both legal and business needs.”
Linda Liu & Partners
F16 Tower C Beijing Global Trade Centre
36 North Third Ring East Road