Qinghui (Nick) Liu

Partner at AnJie Law Firm

Qinghui (Nick) Liu is a highly experienced and respected lawyer who concentrates his practice on patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, the full range of IP transactions, as well as arbitration and antitrust. Dr Liu has clients in a variety of high-tech industries and Fortune 500 companies, such as Qualcomm, Sharp and AstraZeneca.

Prior to joining Anjie Law Firm, Dr Liu gained a reputation as an IP judge in the Beijing High People’s Court. He tried over 2,000 IP cases, including civil cases concerning patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition disputes, as well as administrative cases regarding patent re-examination, patent invalidation, trademark re-examination and trademark invalidation, many of which had a profound impact on IP practice. Dr Liu specialised in cases regarding SEPs, pharmaceutical patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

In private practice, Dr Liu has handled numerous high-profile patent and other IP litigation cases, such as Sharp v OPPO, Qualcomm v Apple and AstraZeneca v Patent Re-examination Board. His team represented AstraZeneca in patent administrative litigation and successfully persuaded the court of second instance to reverse the first-instance decision. It was a milestone case for chemical compound-related inventions and was selected as one of the 50 typical IP cases in the Chinese courts in 2018.

Dr Liu has published three IP-related academic monographs: Guideline for Patent Infringement Litigation in China, Application of the Law on Invention/Utility Model Administrative Lawsuits – Rules and Cases and Liability of Internet Service Providers on Indirect Intellectual Property Infringement. These books have received wide acclaim among lawyers in China and are regarded as guidelines for resolving various IP-related issues. Dr Liu has also published many influential IP-related articles and essays in well-known journals and magazines.

Dr Liu is often invited as a guest of honour at IP conferences and conventions, where he delivers keynote speeches on patent administrative litigation practices and issues, the rules for determining patent infringement and interpreting patent claims, and the rules for determining trademark infringement – among other topics.

Professional associations

  • Beijing Intellectual Property Law Research Association
  • Chinese Law Society

Sample client list

  • Sharp
  • Qualcomm
  • AstraZeneca
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Cambiros
  • Tencent

Firm details

AnJie Law Firm
19th Floor
Tower D1
Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Office Building
19 Dongfangdonglu
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600

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