AWA Asia Launches Patent Practice in China
In response to clients' increasing demands for patent services in China, AWA Asia has launched a patent practice with the senior hires of Xiaofan Chen as partner and Yuanyuan Chu as senior patent attorney.
Xiaofan Chen (on the left) and Yuanyuan Chu
A former partner at leading Chinese IP law firm Liu Shen & Associates, Xiaofan Chen has both contentious and non-contentious experience in patent rights management. He regularly assists clients in patent validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate analysis cases, as well as civil and administrative patent disputes. He covers a wide range of technical fields, ranging from mechanical engineering, manufacturing, laser imaging andprinting/packaging technology, to computer science, internet technology, e-commerce and business methods.
Having worked at CPA and Liu Shen, Yuanyuan Chu has substantive experience in advising multinational companies on patent prosecution and disputes in China, as well as in coordinating US patent matters. She focuses on computer science, electrical engineering, electronics, microelectronics, semiconductor devices and processes.
"AWA Asia's increasing presence in China occurs concurrently with the rapid developments of the Chinese IP system, showing its astute insight into and profound commitment to this ever-growing market," commented Xiaofan Chen.
Founded in 1897 in Sweden, Awapatent is an IP consultancy firm with 165 IP consultants including 65 European patent attorneys and 40 lawyers across 15 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and China. It launched its Asian arm, AWA Asia in Hong Kong and Beijing in February 2015.
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