PatentSino IP Firm

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Bronze - Firms: prosecution

PatentSino IP Firm is a relative newcomer to the Chinese prosecution space, having opened its doors back in 2012, but patent filers who have thrown in their lot with the Beijing-based service provider give it top marks. “They are highly professional, fast and their cost efficiency is excellent.” The firm is making its biopharma team a strategic priority – it has more than doubled from 15 to 35 professionals, while management says that it is keen to focus on this field because companies focus on quality much more than quantity, playing to PatentSino’s strengths. Firm president Jifu Liu rolls up his sleeves to tackle important prosecution and transactional tasks in cases where he can leverage his extensive knowledge of materials and chemical science. “We entrust Jifu Liu and his team with matters from our firm’s most important clients and value their superior quality in handling cases.”

Firm Profile

Established in 2012, PatentSino is a full-service IP law firm based in Beijing, with branch offices in Hefei, Xi’an and Dalian. The firm has more than 200 staff members in total, including 124 patent attorneys and patent engineers, and nine trademark attorneys. All of our partners have been working in the IP field for more than 15 years and have extensive experience in patent prosecution and related professional services in China and abroad. The majority of our patent attorneys hold doctorate or master’s degrees and have overseas education experience. Our team can also work in numerous languages, including English, Japanese, German, French and Korean. Our aim is to provide high-quality IP services to our domestic and international clients.

We provide the full spectrum of IP services relating to the prosecution and litigation of patents, freedom-to-operate analysis, trademarks, copyright and domain names. Our professional team covers all technical fields, such as chemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, materials, mechanical, medical devices, automotive, semiconductors, optics, aviation, electrical and telecommunications.

We serve a diverse range of domestic and international corporations and individuals, including start-ups, well-known domestic entities, universities and Fortune 500 multinationals. Over the years, we have successfully assisted our clients in filing a large number of patent applications in China and abroad.

We are one of the few Chinese law firms to have created their own IP electronic system and software database. Our system is designed to manage our cases and record clients’ information and needs. What’s more, the system is connected with the e-filing system of the China Patent Office, which makes capturing information and downloading documents from the patent office seamless.

Teamwork, technical and interdisciplinary exchange, as well as constant training of our staff, guarantee the quality of our services and the success of our clients.

Our motto: “High quality is the key factor for the success of the firm and our clients.”

Practice areas

  • Drafting and prosecution of Chinese and Patent Cooperation Treaty applications
  • Filing and prosecution of patent applications worldwide
  • Re-examination, invalidation and appeals
  • Legal opinions
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent searches
  • Freedom-to-operate searches
  • Patent transactions
  • IP portfolio management
  • IP consulting
  • Trademarks
  • Domain names
  • Copyright

Strengths and qualities

We have strict quality control systems in place – for example, a double due date monitoring system, an attorney workload control system, a double-checking system, expert teams for complex cases and translation control.

We focus on clients’ interests, offering them high-quality services. Our grant rate for invention application is over 80%, which is much higher than the average rate.

Our collaboration with IP firms all over the world has helped us to establish a solid network, enabling us to ensure international representation for our domestics clients.

Honours and awards

  • “AAAAA Agency”, Beijing Patent Attorneys Association
  • “Leading IP Firm”, Beijing Patent Attorneys Association, 2019-2020
  • “National Famous IP Firm”, China Central Television
  • Recommended firm, IAM Patent 1000, 2020

Affiliations of team members

  • Board member of the Beijing Patent Attorneys Association
  • Board member of the All China Patent Attorneys Association
  • Board member of the Capital Intellectual Property Services Association
  • Board member of the China chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

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