Tsai Lee & Chen Patent Attorneys & Attorneys at Law
Tsai Lee & Chen is a top-tier IP law firm with a 20-year history. Headquartered in Taipei, the firm employs more than 165 IP professionals and lawyers representing clients from all over the world. Our practice covers all aspects of intellectual property, including patent and trademark preparation, prosecution, portfolio management, licensing and IP litigation. The professionals at Tsai Lee & Chen provide reliable and comprehensive legal and patent services in the Greater China region, all while adhering to a strict code of professional ethics.
Founded in 1995 by Thomas Q T Tsai, the firm developed at pace and quickly emerged among the industry’s giants. In recent years, Tsai Lee & Chen partners, led by the fim’s managing partner Victor SC Lee, have represented Taiwan and foreign companies in full-scope IP protection. Mr Tsai founded Tsai Lee & Chen with a group of patent professionals specialised in various cutting-edge areas of technology.
Areas of specialisation
The firm’s patent expertise encompasses the fields of semiconductors, consumer electronics, thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display technology, light-emitting diode technology, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, mechanical and electrical engineering, business methods and information technology.
Tsai Lee & Chen enjoys more than 1,300 networks with global IP law firms and associates, and has accumulated valuable experiences and networks in China ever since the firm was founded. The firm stays up to date with the most recent IP law developments and challenges by actively participating in international IP groups, including the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, the Japan IP Association, the International Trademark Association, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the European Communities Trademark Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the Intellectual Property Owners Association and MARQUES.
Such a global vision enables the firm to advise companies with cogency and conviction, so as to save time and reduce costs for its clients. The firm assists both domestic and international corporations in diverse industries, as well as universities and research institutions.
The firm’s talented leading professionals possess diverse technical and legal backgrounds, including qualified lawyers, patent attorneys and patent agents in Taiwan, China and the United States. Integrating the efforts of an elite team, Tsai Lee & Chen can provide cost-effective patent preparation with quality work products for both Taiwan and China, and has demonstrated sophistication in both offensive and defensive IP strategies in resolving IP disputes. The firm has successfully helped many Fortune 500 companies, as well as many small and medium-sized enterprises, to bridge the gap of patent protection between their home jurisdiction and the Greater China region.
Efficiency and quality
Supported by an inhouse customised automation system, the firm can accommodate various demands from clients with minimal effort. The automation system has helped to put electronic filing into daily practices, generate e-billing codes as per clients’ preferences and reduce human error. The firm’s smooth automation management has significantly enhanced working efficiency and quality reliability.
In recognition of the firm’s excellence, Tsai Lee & Chen has been selected as a leading firm by Chambers Asia-Pacific, a leading firm in Asia-Pacific by the Legal 500 and higly recommended by the IAM Patent 1000. With a personal focus, the firm’s partners – Mr Lee, Candy KY Chen and Crystal J Chen – hold various individual honours and are included among Managing Intellectual Property’s IP stars and Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property, Asialaw’s leading lawyers, Chambers Asia-Pacific’s notable practitioners, World IP Review’s leading IP practitioners and World Trademark Review’s recommended individuals.
The firm’s principal working language is Chinese. Additional working languages include English, German, Japanese and Korean.