Guanyang Yao

Partner at Liu, Shen & Associates
Ranked in Defensive patent aggregation, IP management consultancy, Legal, Licensing, Technology transfer, Valuation
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Frequently appearing in top 10 IP cases selected by various Chinese courts, Guanyang Yao is excellent at devising litigation strategy covering a wide array of industry sectors, based on his extensive IP disputes experience.

Guanyang Yao's Profile

Mr Yao specialises in providing legal services related to patent law. Based on his almost 15 years of extensive experience in patent prosecution and litigation, Mr Yao has deep understanding on the spirit of China’s patent legal system. As the leading attorney, Mr Yao has handled patent disputes for various international and domestic enterprises. Mr Yao has the expertise to design overall litigation strategy based on specific cases and also the strong ability to summarise and analyse case details for the highest-profile clients. Mr Yao is proficient in patent searching, with excellent skills in making search strategies based on combined search resources, establishing a solid basis for the success of patent invalidation.

In the technical field, Mr Yao successfully represented France Staubli in a patent infringement case on textile machinery, which was selected as one of 2013’s top 10 IP cases in the Jiangsu High Court. The corresponding patent administrative case was selected as one of 2017’s guiding cases in the Supreme Court. In the telecommunication field, Mr Yao participated in high-profile standard-essential patent infringement lawsuits, involving complicated determination of patent infringement, overloaded evidence summarising and new FRAND issues. Further, Mr Yao also provides patent-related services for various enterprises, such as Qualcomm, Samsung, Schneider, Siemens, Knipex, Aux, Opple, GoerTek, OFO and Delphilaser, and is highly praised by clients.

Mr Yao keeps a close eye on developments in the IP law system in China and is active in reviewing new IP issues and providing opinions on law amendments. Mr Yao has solely or jointly published research articles on many topics on patent law. Mr Yao has made presentations at many international IP conferences, which have received warm responses.

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