Stephen Yang

Managing partner at IP March

Stephen Yang is a Chinese patent attorney and managing partner of IP March, a boutique IP law firm in China. His practice covers patent search, drafting, prosecution, invalidation, opinion and litigation in a wide variety of technical fields, particularly mechanics, energy, electronics, software and high-tech areas. Mr Yang also has extensive experience in utility model and design patent practice.

Mr Yang began to practise patent law in 1997 and worked at a number of Chinese IP law firms in Beijing where he contributed significantly to these firms’ business growth. In addition to private practice in China, Mr Yang worked in-house in Toronto in a high-tech company where he gained an industrial perspective to his IP work. Having spent five years in Canada, Mr Yang has also gained deep insights into western culture and practice; this, combined with superior language skills, makes him stand out from his peers and helps bridge any cultural gap by allowing smooth communication and understanding of his clients’ needs, while advising them in a way they can clearly understand. His clients, many of which are prominent industry leaders around the world, recognise the quality of Mr Yang’s services.

Mr Yang’s technical background is in mechanical and industrial engineering. He received two BEngs from Tsinghua University and a master’s from the University of Toronto. Mr Yang is a frequent speaker at international conferences and webinars. He is also a prolific author of articles and books. In particular, Mr Yang is the main author of IP Protection in China, published by ABA Publishing in 2015. He is also a lecturer of the prestigious McGill University IP courses and created the China content for the course.

Mr Yang has been recognised multiple times by various sources as one of the leading practitioners in IP law.

Professional associations

  • ACPAA
  • AIPPI
  • INTA

Firm details

IP March
1506 Satellite Building
63 Zhichun Rd
Haidian District
Beijing 100190
China

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