The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
Gold - Individuals: litigation
Beijing-based prosecution powerhouse NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys provides a one-stop shop experience via a highly stable team of patent attorneys. With its wide coverage of technical areas, the prosecution team continues to keep abreast of the latest technological and judicial developments through extensive in-house training. Its exceptionally high quality of services, both contentious and non-contentious, has earned the loyalty of a slew of global leaders in chips and computers. Senior partner June Wang has spent years earning the support of Big Tech names with her encyclopaedic knowledge of SEPs, semiconductors and software. Another senior partner Heather Lin is a safe pair of hands for all aspects of biotech patent protection. On the contentious side, chemicals, materials and pharmaceutical companies rely on the courtroom instincts of NTD’s astute litigators. Christopher Shaowei is a veteran of Supreme People’s Court practice and headlines a team of more than 50 lawyers. Debuting in the IAM Patent 1000 this year are Di Gao, Jian Sun, Joe (Dianjun) Xu, Yang Zhang, Lida Zhang, Wilson Zhang, Frank Mu and Gavin (Qingzhong) Jia. Gao’s practice focuses mainly on electronics patent filings. A trained biomolecular engineer, Sun draws on his Japan experience to become a major force on the Japan desk. Xu is another member of NTD’s renowned Japanese group, prosecuting electronics patents for leading Japanese conglomerates. Electronics group leader Yang Zhang has been entrusted with patent portfolios by the likes of Qualcomm, Microsoft, Philips, Intel and Huawei. Lida Zhang has constantly received instructions from global communication companies, software companies and chipmakers. Wilson Zhang has a fine understanding of fluid machinery, mechanical engineering, industrial design, automotive engineering and printing machinery. Litigious nous is supplied by litigator Mu, who has represented multinationals including Nippon Steel, Michelin and Dupont in high-stakes patent litigation. Last, but not least, Jia has handled over 100 invalidation actions and patent litigations before the local courts and the Supreme People’s Court throughout his fruitful two-decades-long career.