Deshan Li

Vice President at Unitalen Attorneys at Law

Deshan Li is a senior partner of Unitalen Attorneys at Law, which has more than 20 offices throughout China. He is responsible for the management of foreign-related patent business. He obtained a PhD in physics from Frankfurt University in 1996 and an LLM from Peking University in 2001.

Dr Li began his patent practice in 1996 as a patent attorney and attorney at law. His legal experience covers all areas of IP law, including patent procurement, re-examination, invalidation, patent infringement litigation, patent licensing and technology transfer. His practice focuses on the technical fields of image processing, telecommunications, computer science and automation.

Dr Li has successfully dealt with many complicated patent prosecution and litigation cases and provided professional consultation services to a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Dr Li has been actively engaged in patent theory and practice research and has published articles in influential IP magazines, such as Chinese publication Intellectual Property. He is the co-author of Chinese Patent Course. In addition, he has translated Business Patent Strategy.

Dr Li speaks frequently on Chinese patent law and practice at international conferences and seminars. He has been invited as a patent law expert by the China National IP Administration (formerly SIPO) to participate in the amendment of the Patent Law of China and its Implementing Regulations. He has led a research group conducting extensive studies on the Patent Law Treaty. Dr Li also serves as director of the Chinese group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and deputy director of the All-China Patent Attorneys Association Patent Committee.

Professional associations

  • ACPAA
  • AIPLA
  • FICPI

Firm details

Unitalen Attorneys at Law
7th Floor Scitech Place
22 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue
Chao Yang District
Beijing 100004
China

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