Matthew Laight

IAM Research

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.

Highly recommended - Individuals: litigation

With nearly 50 IP professionals, who boast excellent scientific and legal credentials, the formidable Hong Kong contingent at Bird & Bird has consolidated its reputation as a go-to IP and technology firm for world-leading multinational corporations, which are in need of comprehensive legal services. The outfit is also at the forefront of local legal development, acting as the sole external adviser to the Hong Kong government in its project to reform the patent system. Pacing the multi-talented group is Matthew Laight, a life sciences expert who constantly traverses the contentious/non-contentious divide. IP all-rounder Ted Chwu draws judiciously on his experience practising in the United Kingdom to defend the interests of IT and telecommunications companies. To prove his virtuosity and versatility, he is also one of the few entries to be ranked across all three tables. Completing the line-up is Alison Wong, who supports companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, handling everything from enforcement in China to transactional issues.

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