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Bronze - Individuals: prosecution
Recognised as one of the most responsive IP firms in China, Linda Liu & Partners would not hesitate to go the extra mile for its discerning clients. Japanese patrons have flocked to the Beijing partnership to assure sanctuary for their most important inventions at the CNIPA, but the group’s reputation as the foremost safeguarder in the country extends further than the continent – it has recently assisted leading European tech giants in re-examining their critical invention patents. Seasoned litigator Sai Chen acquits herself with distinction in contentious disputes, which recently includes a pair of big wins in design cases. Over at the prosecution unit, Tsinghua University PhD Junping Yan is a dab hand when it comes to materials science and inorganic chemistry, relishing the most complicated briefs. Having passed the US Patent Bar in 2018, Nancy Song has been a key contact for the group’s US patrons and a redoubtable ally in IP strategy, portfolio management and technology transfer agreements. Another favourite of the international crowd is Peter Zhang, who is equally comfortable getting stuck into a patent application and drafting an opinion for upcoming litigation. Chuck (Chunqiao) Wang and Hank (Xianhua) Shen likewise cherish the nitty gritty details of an application. Completing the line-up is Tokyo University chemistry PhD Yu Yan, who has acted on high-profile invalidity cases throughout his career.