Xiaofan Chen

IAM Research

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“Responsive and diligent” AWA Asia is “always quick to answer and clearly lay out recommended legal strategies”, making the firm a pleasure to work with according to foreign associates. With a focus on bridging Europe with Asia, the Western-educated, bilingual team has achieved great success under the leadership of trademark expert and client favourite Ai-Leen Lim. On the patent side, a team of six tackles drafting, M&A, enforcement and landscape analysis with flair and a personable touch “unusual amongst ’formal’ patent attorneys and IP lawyers”. A number of Swedish companies have gone so far as to entrust AWA Asia with their whole patent portfolios, while one major future initiative firm is to continue to develop expertise in the life sciences field. One of the first patent litigators to be registered with the Supreme People’s Court, Xiaofan Chen effortlessly straddles the contentious and non-contentious divide.

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