Yan Hong

IAM Research

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Bronze - Individuals: litigation

The “reassuringly high-quality” Lung Tin Intellectual Property Agent, as one of the legacy IP firms in China, has represented the interests of overseas patent applicants since the inauguration of the Chinese patent system. “Lung Tin is uniquely positioned to get results for Chinese and American clients in China, while being transparent and assisting clients to navigate the Chinese legal system, especially those who may not be familiar.” “They have an excellent understanding of domestic law, but also understand international IP practice. This means that they are very easy to work with when coordinating international patent, design or trademark prosecution. We can communicate very easily with them and know that our instructions will be acted upon in a way that gets the best results in China.” Today, its strong international outlook is complemented with a formidable domestic filing practice, attracting instructions from big names such as Xiaomi, OPPO, LG Electronics and BOE. Spearheading the 220-strong patent attorney team is US-China dual-qualified Qinghong Xu, who relies on her chemistry PhD to dispense optimal IP prosecution strategies. An electronic engineer by trade, Jacob Siyue Zhang nimbly operates on both sides of the contentious/non-contentious divide, and receives superlative feedback from patrons: “He is an excellent communicator and intellectually very capable. He’s my go-to practitioner on patent matters no matter how complex they are.” “Jacob is an excellent attorney who I would recommend to anyone wanting help filing in China. He is an incredible professional whose ability to litigate, produce strong results and handle large corporate dockets is second to none.” “He is a rare talent with all-round experience and capabilities in both patent prosecution and contentious matters. We are more than satisfied with his great performance and the excellent results he helped us achieve in the patent prosecution, invalidation and litigation cases he handled for us during these years, especially those with complicated legal and technical issues.” Another client favourite is skilful patent drafter Yan Huang: “Yan provided us with outstanding support that allowed us to overcome some of the most complex objections raised by the Chinese Patent Office and to have the corresponding design applications granted.” Completing the stellar line-up comes seasoned IP litigator Yan Hong, who has more than 15 years of experience in complex patent invalidity, administrative and civil litigation matters.

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