We have rich experience in the following aspects: patent litigation strategy planning, patent civil infringement litigation, patent invalidation, patent administrative litigation, patent administrative complaints, patent infringement analysis and patent stability analysis.

Most of the core members have dual background of technology and law. Our members have handled a large number of influential and complicated cases, and some of them have been listed into the annual report and guidance cases of the Supreme People's Court, and even become the source of judicial interpretation.

We have substantial experience over a wide range of technologies, including cellular communications, radio frequency identification systems, CDMA communication standard and devices, 4G communication base station, lithographic projection system, high-power metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETS), DRAMs, polycrystalline silicon semiconductor materials, solar cell plate, microprocessor architectures, graphic processor, LED luminescent materials, enterprise and consumer software, network systems, database architectures, flash and computer memory devices, computer graphics, MPEG compression, mobile device haptic system, electromagnetic shielding, electrical connector, electrical equipment, industrial robot, industrial automation device, smart battery technology, inertial navigations systems, gamma knife, medical device, 3D film projector, real-time security monitor system, automotive technologies, chip encryption, urban drainage pipe and oil mining equipment.

We have experience in courts throughout the country, including the well-known patent venues in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou where the three IP courts are located, but also Shenzhen, Nanjing, Fuzhou and Suzhou etc.. Many cases also involve parallel litigations in US. We not only understand complex technologies, we also know how to frame the issues in a manner that judges and jurors will understand.

We have also worked with most of the main IP judicial appraisal institutions in China to conduct test and issue appraisal report for complex technology related cases.

Representative cases our attorneys have handled include:
  • Represented Qualcomm against Apple for patent infringement in more than a dozen cases and won preliminary injunctions in 2 cases. China is one of the three main battlefields for the fight between Qualcomm and Apple. Among these cases, 9 cases were filed with high courts by claiming damages over RMB 100 million per case. One case was also named as annual top case of SPC in 2018
  • Represented Qualcomm to defend Apple's infringement assertion in 3 cases
  • Represented Qualcomm in 3 non-infringement declaratory judgement actions against Apple
  • Represented Qualcomm in a series of patent litigations and patent invalidation procedures against Meizu, and successfully forced the defendant to settle with Qualcomm
  • Represented Nokia as a defendant against GPNE in a patent litigation, and successfully forced GPNE to settle with Nokia
  • Represented Huawei in a patent invalidation procedure and prevailed
  • Represented De'longhi Kenwood as a defendant against SEB in a series of patent litigations, and successfully forced SEB to settle with De'longhi Kenwood
  • Represented Immersion against Apple for patent infringement and successfully forced Apple to settle. This is the very first case accepted by Beijing High Court since the establishment of Beijing IP court
  • Represented Mitsubishi Chemical in a series of patent litigations against a local company and prevailed
  • Prevailed PRB in a series of patent administrative procedures to keep Nikon’s basic patents alive
  • Represented HuntKey in the appeal and reversed the first instance judgment
  • Represented a domestic company in a re-trial patent infringement case before SPC, which was named in “2013 annual IP report of SPC” and selected as one of the guideline cases of SPC
  • Represented a European leading Truck company v. a local company in 11 separate design patent infringement lawsuits relating to truck parts’ design patents before Shanghai IP Court and won
  • Represented a NY-listed medical service company to defend a 100 million RMB patent infringement accusation and successfully won the case by invalidating the plaintiff's patent before patent office
  • Represented Volfoni in multiple invalidation petitions and maintained all the patents valid

Trademark litigation is one of our most experienced areas. Ms. Zhang, leading partner in trademark litigation, has won a large number of cases and many of them were selected as the guideline cases by the Supreme People’s Court and other courts. Her remarkable achievements have also won wide recognition. Hairuo was named one of “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” by WTR1000 in 2018 and 2019, respectively, in the trademark litigation section in China. WTR 1000 (2019) commented that “Courtroom sharpshooter Hairuo Z. made a splash when she secured a victory for Google in a retrial before the Supreme People’s Court… ”

We have rich experience in the following procedures: trademark litigation strategy planning, trademark civil litigation, trademark administrative litigation, trademark administrative complaints and trademark infringement analysis.

Representative cases our attorneys have handled include:
  • Represented Google in Google v. TRAB in two retrial cases before Supreme Court, obtained favorable retrial decisions which for the first time allowed identical marks to be registered on similar goods due to consent letter. This case is named as Representative IP case by Supreme Court and named as Top 10 IP Case by China Bar Association in 2018. WTR 1000 (2019) commented that “Courtroom sharpshooter Hairuo Z. made a splash when she secured a victory for Google in a retrial before the Supreme People’s Court.”;
  • Represented Oracle in a trademark and unfair competition litigation against a local company regarding JAVA mark and successfully settled.
  • Represented Laboratories Servier (France) in a trade dress infringement case against a local drug factory regarding its imitation of Servier’s drug packaging in an unfair competition lawsuit before Beijing District Court and won. This decision is among a few court decisions which has rendered trade dress protection over drug’s packaging;
  • Represented U.S. Deere & Company in Deere & Company v. Beijing Jotec Co. and Qingdao Jotec Co. trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit before Beijing Higher Court. This is the first civil action which has successfully enforced color combination trademark in a civil case in China. It was named as the top 50 Innovative IP Cases named by Supreme People’s Court in 2014;
  • Represented France Leroy-Somer in Leroy-Somer Societe Anonyme v.a local company in a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit before Supreme Court and Fujian Higher Court. This case is named as top 10 Innovative IP Cases by Supreme People’s Court in 2012;
  • Represented U.S SeaWorld theme park in a trademark non-use cancellation action against Australia SeaWorld park and TRAB before Beijing IP Court and won by securing U.S SeaWorld’s house brand which is pivotal for SeaWorld to bring its theme park into China;
  • Represented several brand owners including Bose Corporation (U.S.) and NSK (Japan), etc., in various administrative litigations for seeking recognition of well-known trademark by China court;
  • Represented Qualcomm to invalidate a local company’s registration of Qualcomm’s Chinese translation as its trademark

We have rich experience in the field of copyright, especially in copyright infringement cases involving complex facts, such as software copyright disputes, copyright disputes involving games etc.

Representative cases our attorneys have handled include:
  • Represented China International Captial Corporation limited (“CICC”) in 12 copyright infringement cases before Guangdong High Court against local company and won
  • Represented SAP in a computer software and teaching materials copyright infringement case before Shanghai IP court against a local firm and won
  • Represented Longtu Game in a computer software copyright infringement case against Blizzard and Valve Corp before Beijing Haidian District Court and successfully forced the other party to settle
  • Represented BOSCH Corporation in a computer software copyright Infringement case before Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court against local company and won
  • Represented Line Six Co. (U.S) in a computer software copyright Infringement case before Guangdong Higher People's Court against local company and won
  • Represented a swiss company to negotiate software license agreements with several major software owners
  • Advised clients on the usage of open source software

Among others, the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) provides additional protection to company’s IP rights such as un-registered trademark, trade tress, trade name, domain name, trade secret etc. Especially after the recent amendment to the AUCL, trade secret protection is strengthened in China.

Representative cases our attorneys have handled include:
  • Represented a domestic industry leader before SPC to enforce its trade dress against a local competitor. This is the first case heard by SPC on trade dress and the case was also listed as one of the annual top cases of SPC in 2010.
  • Represented a domestic financial industry leader to protect its trade secret regarding fund algorithms against a former employee and successfully forced the other party to settle.
  • Represented a domestic helicopter manufacture to protect its trade secret and successfully forced the other party to settle.

Antitrust: We have the practical experience of antitrust civil litigation and administrative complaints, and we have the practical knowledge of economic and legal principles. We know antitrust, and further we know how to explain this complicated issue in a simple way.

Representative cases our attorneys have handled include:
  • Handled an anti-trust case between two Chinese pharmaceutical companies, which is the first anti-trust case involving SEP in pharmaceutical industry
  • Handled an anti-trust case between two Chinese IT companies
  • Represented a domestic IT company to file antitrust complaint with Anti-Monopoly Bureau against a multi-national software company

Intellectual property transaction, intellectual property due diligence, license negotiation, legal opinion and counselling.

Representative cases our attorneys have handled include:
  • Advised multiple clients in technology, media and entertainment industry regarding keyword search, licensing and business mode for monetizing IP, etc.
  • Represented clients to conduct IP due diligence in several M&A projects
  • Represented clients to draft and negotiate technology license agreement
  • Advised clients on technology cooperation agreements, R&D agreements etc. with universities and suppliers