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King & Wood Mallesons remains a cut above its peers, once again wearing the triple crowns as the only outfit on the market topping our prosecution, litigation and transactions charts. An illustrious clientele, including Siemens, Novartis, Philips and Nokia, have placed absolute trust in the IP group for a variety of patent-related matters. With nine individuals ranked across the board, there is simply no shortage of talent at the prestigious Red Circle outfit. The arrival of IP disputes maven Gordon Gao from Fangda Partners further consolidates its status as the IP law firm par excellence. Captaining the IP department as well as the electrical engineering group is Maohua Wang, whose superb legal and technical chops make him a go-to IP counsel in the country. Co-head of intellectual property Nongfan Zhu draws judiciously on his Columbia PhD pedigree to provide incisive counsel on Sino-US cross-border disputes, technology transfer and licensing negotiations. Boasting an acclaimed life sciences practice, Tina Tai is a well-respected market leader who has a stellar track record as the principal representative of numerous innovative pharmaceutical companies in milestone cases. Another pharmaceutical don Wenping Chen has been a trusted ally to many global medical innovators to fend off threats to the validity of blockbuster rights. A former patent office examiner who adjudicated validity disputes over Chinese patents, Jin Mao has moved to help patrons in contentious disputes nationally recognised for their influential nature. Jing Xu is an IP all-rounder who has frequently been called upon to represent foreign companies in antitrust FRAND disputes. Next to him is versatile litigator Zhenhua (Ben) Ni. His recent casework includes successful initiation of one FRAND rate action and two SEP infringement actions in Shenzhen on behalf of ZTE. Rounding out the all-star line-up is licensing maven Yirui (Alicia) Zhang, whose smart IP strategic advisory and technological acumen impresses many.