Elliot Papageorgiou

Head of Intellectual Property – Greater China at Clyde & Co

Elliot Papageorgiou offers strategic advice to international clients on both contentious and non-contentious IP issues, with a special focus on IP value growth and extraction, strategic portfolio development and cross-border IP enforcement and litigation within China and across the Asia-Pacific region. He has managed a range of strategic patent matters, especially on technology projects for multinational clients. His client briefs include acting as global IP adviser for one of the world’s leading quantum-computing technology companies; structuring IP licensing and exploitation models for high-tech chemical companies; defending China patent portfolios for leading healthcare companies; and developing IP strategies for several funded companies of one of Europe’s largest venture capital funds, acting for global automotive technology brands, as well as global infrastructure, engineering and manufacturing conglomerate.

Mr Papageorgiou’s significant successes include:

  • structuring China IP licensing and technology transfer for a global leader in specialist chemicals;
  • winning patent claw-back litigation for one of Europe’s largest engineering groups and recovering a number of patent families from potential competitors and protecting the client’s trade secrets in the process;
  • winning patent defence litigation before the Supreme People’s Court for one of Europe’s largest engineering conglomerates;
  • developing a Chinese freedom-to-operate and technology strategy for one of Europe’s largest automotive parts suppliers, including IP mapping, competitor threat analyses; and
  • implementing strategic measures to generate competitive advantage for the client.

Mr Papageorgiou is licensed to practise law in England and Wales, New York and Australia; he is also a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong. He holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce and economics from Murdoch University and read law at Monash University, before reading for the bachelor of civil law at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Mr Papageorgiou’s recent accolades include:

  • IAM Patent 1000 (2012-2020);
  • WTR 1000 – Recommended Individual (2011-2020);
  • Chambers and Partners – a leader in his field by Global (2013, 2015-2020) and Asia-Pacific (2012-2020);
  • IAM Strategy 300 – World’s Leading IP Strategists (2012-2020);
  • Managing Intellectual Property – IP Star for Patents and Trademarks (2014-17,19-20); and
  • Who’s Who Legal – Patents and Trademarks (2015-2020).

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • LESI and LES Scandinavia

Firm details

Clyde & Co
Level 23
Shanghai Two IFC
8 Century Avenue
Shanghai 200120

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