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Chief IP Counsel, Asia-Pacific at Honeywell International Inc
Jerry Xia is deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel, Asia-Pacific at Honeywell. In his role, he manages a full range of IP matters for all Honeywell businesses in the region and particularly heads the company’s IP enforcement and litigation in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Xia has over 15 years’ IP experience in China, Asia and the European Union both as in-house counsel and as private practitioner, encompassing IP litigation, anti-counterfeiting, patent and trademark portfolio management, IP licensing and transactions, product clearance as well as general IP counselling. Before joining Honeywell, Mr Xia worked in the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices of the international law firm Baker McKenzie, practising all aspects of Chinese IP law. Before that, he was a legal manager at Datang Mobile, a renowned telecommunications technology leader and equipment supplier focusing on the China developed TD-SCDMA standard, and also worked for the Sino-Europe Technology Transfer Centre in the Netherlands.
Mr Xia is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) as a national IP Expert, and is also listed by Managing Intellectual Property as a Corporate IP Star and by Legal 500 as one of the top Corporate Counsel 100 – Asia-Pacific. He has also won a series of industrial awards such as In-house Counsel of the Year by the World Trademark Review magazine, In-house Counsel of Distinction by Asia Lawyers and Asia-Pacific IP Individual of the Year by the International Law Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Mr Xia has law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Peking University. In addition, he has an engineering degree in industrial automation from Beijing University of Chemical Technology.