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IP IN CHINA: Growth & Opportunities for U.S. Companies - SPEAKERS

   April 30, 2013 - Grand Hyatt, New York
   May 2, 2013 - Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

Commissioner Bruce Lehman

International Intellectual Property Institute

Bruce A. Lehman is the president and board chairman of the International Intellectual Property Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. He concurrently serves as Senior Advisor to 1624 Capital, LLC, an investment fund specializing in patents and is a member of the Advisory Council of, the leading provider of online legal document and filing services.
From August 1993 through December 1998 Mr. Lehman served as assistant secretary of commerce and U.S. commissioner of patents and trademarks. In that capacity he was responsible for advising the President and his administration on all policy matters involving the intellectual property system, domestically and internationally.  Concurrently, in the fall of 1997 at the request of the president he served as acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which fosters and recognizes the work of America's artistic and creative community. He was an original inductee of the IP Hall of Fame.

For 10 years prior to joining the Clinton administration, Mr. Lehman was a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm where his practice focused on intellectual property rights.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Lehman worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives as counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary and chief counsel to the Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice. He was the Committee's principal legal adviser in the drafting of the 1976 Copyright Act, the 1980 Computer Software Amendments and the 1982 Amendments to the Patent Laws.

Steven Duke 

Economic Officer
US Consulate General Shanghai

Steven Duke is an Economic Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China. His portfolio includes intellectual property rights, innovation, and regional economic issues. Before coming to Shanghai, Mr. Duke worked for the Department of Treasury on bilateral economic issues and as a researcher on Chinese foreign policy and security issues at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Duke graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in history and education and worked as a middle school teacher. He holds a Master’s Degree in China Studies from the University of Washington. Mr. Duke speaks Mandarin Chinese and Italian. 

Robert Siminski 

Vice-Chairman of the Asian Practice Committee

Bob is a Principal with the intellectual property law firm Harness, Dickey & Pierce PLC and has practiced IP law for nearly twenty-five years.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Detroit and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University.  His legal practice focuses on obtaining, enforcing and licensing patents, primarily in the chemical and mechanical arts, in the US and abroad. In addition, he provides litigation support, due diligence, intellectual property portfolio analyses, strategic counseling, valuation support services, and opinions.

Bob is a co-author of The Innovation Superstar Workbook (self-published) and is a contributing author to both The Innovation Playbook: A Revolution in Business Excellence and The Digital Innovation Playbook: Creating a Transformative Customer Experience (Wiley). He is currently working on a book entitled “How to Invent What People Really Want” which is expected to be available in September 2013.

Bob is a member of various legal organizations, including among others, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).  He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Asian Practice Committee of the IPO which is tasked with identifying, monitoring, studying and recommending positions regarding intellectual property acquisition, licensing, and enforcement issues in Asia with particular emphasis on China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. 

Andrew Hirsch

General Manager & General Counsel
Fuelcor LLC

Andrew Hirsch is an attorney, advisor, and advocate who is passionate about improving the global intellectual property system and fostering technology driven economic growth.  For the past decade, he has worked as a C-suite leader and chief IP counsel for numerous patent based, clean technology start-ups in the fields of energy efficiency (Paice LLC), alternative fuels (Fuelcor LLC), and environmental remediation (Inocucor Technologies Corp.).  He helps inventors achieve their dreams by teaming with them to build IP based businesses by creating global patent portfolios, developing technology commercialization strategies, and implementing patent monetization activities (licensing, litigation, and M&A).

Mr. Hirsch previously worked for in the U.S. Senate on technology, economics, business, and trade legislation and policy. From 1993-2001, he served at the U.S. Department of Commerce in a variety of senior business and intellectual property policy liaison positions. As Director of Congressional Affairs for the USPTO, he worked on all areas of intellectual property, including formulating US Government policy and analyzing, developing, and implementing legislative strategies to adapt IP laws to address new technologies. He also served as liaison with senior leaders in the IP community; coordinated intergovernmental activities with other agencies and department to ensure close alignment with the Administrations policy and external relations strategies; and led outreach efforts with IP bar groups, NGO, academic, and scientific communities. He participated in Congressional and Executive Branch IP-related delegations and facilitated numerous international commercial trade advocacy missions for four Secretaries of Commerce in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Andrew also represented the US Government on Congressional Delegation trips to South America and Europe and served as Deputy Director of the Secretary of Commerce's Office of Business Liaison where he worked for Secretary Daley on passage of legislation to grant permanent normalized trade relations status to the PRC when they joined the WTO, consequently having to follow GATT/TRIPs. 

Mr. Hirsch is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA), and US Bankruptcy Court (EDVA). 

Professor Peter K. Yu 

Kern Family Chair in IP Law, Founding Director of the IP Law Center
Drake University Law School

Peter K. Yu holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is the founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School.  He has served as Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China and a visiting professor of law at Washington & Lee University, the University of Haifa, the University of Hong Kong, and the University of Strasbourg.  Before joining Drake University, he founded the nationally-renowned Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program at Michigan State University, at which he held faculty appointments in law, communication arts and sciences, and Asian studies.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yu is a leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law.  He also writes and lectures extensively on international trade, international and comparative law, and the transition of the legal systems in China and Hong Kong.  A prolific scholar and an award-winning teacher, he is the author or editor of five books and more than 100 law review articles and book chapters.  He serves as the general editor of The WIPO Journal and the editor of two book series.

Professor Yu has spoken at events organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Telecommunication Union, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Chinese, U.S. and EU governments and at leading research institutions from around the world.  His lectures and presentations have spanned more than 25 countries on all continents except Antarctica.  He is a frequent commentator in the national and international media.  His publications have appeared in Chinese and English and been translated into Arabic, French, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese. 

C. Frederick Koenig III 

SIPO / US Bar Liaison Council

Fred Koenig is a founding shareholder of the Philadelphia IP boutique firm of Volpe and Koenig, P.C. that recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary.  Fred has extensive experience in securing and enforcing patents, trademarks and copyrights in a wide range of diverse fields and industries, both domestically and internationally.

Fred currently serves on the Council of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section and has held a variety of positions within the Section over the past 30 years.  Fred founded the China SIPO/US Bar Liaison Council on which he represents the ABA/IPL Section and currently serves as Chair.  Fred is also the current Liaison from the IPL Section to the ABA International Law Section and has participated in the generation of Joint Comments of the Sections on six different CN law and rule proposals over the last year.

Fred earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.  He received his B.S. in Mathematics, with honors, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his M.A. in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University.

Fred is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the bar in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. 

Jeffrey Lindsay 

Head of Intellectual Property
Asia Pulp & Paper

Jeff Lindsay is Head of Intellectual Property at Asia Pulp & Paper in Shanghai, where he works with groups across the company to advance IP strategy and innovation. In the past Jeff has been an innovation and IP consultant, Corporate Patent Strategist for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and a professor. He is a registered US patent agent and an inventor with over 130 patents.

With C. Perkins and M. Karanjikar, Jeff is lead author of Conquering Innovation Fatigue (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) which discusses the barriers to innovation that companies and governments unintentionally create. The book also treats proactive IP strategy and disruptive innovation.

Jeff has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU), where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Jeff joined the faculty of the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (Georgia Tech campus) where he became Associate Professor. Later he joined Kimberly-Clark and eventually became Corporate Patent Strategist and Senior Research Fellow. Jeff helped K-C build IP in new areas and founded a Community of Practice that brings together Legal, management, and researchers to strengthen IP skills and systems.

Jeff followed K-C's Senior VP Cheryl Perkins after she formed Innovationedge, where Jeff served as a Director for four years. Innovationedge is a consulting firm that helps companies with product development and IP strategy. While there, Jeff worked with a wide variety of clients, including some of the world's largest and most innovative companies in advancing their strategy and innovation, and saw some of the opportunities he brought to clients result in commercial products and active partnerships.

Jeff is active in AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineering) and served as Chair of their Forest Bioproducts Division, 2007-2011. He is now a member of AIChE's Technical Operating Council.  

Christopher Chalsen

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Chris Chalsen is a partner in the litigation department of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and is head of the firm's intellectual property practice.

Mr Chalsen has practised intellectual property law, including patent and trade mark licensing, litigation and prosecution for over 25 years. His practice concentrates on electrical and computer related technologies, and includes judge and jury trials, appeals to the Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit, domestic and international arbitration, representation of clients before agencies such as the US Customs Service and the International Trade Commission and all phases of
prosecution practice in the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office.

Mr Chalsen has served as a member of the advisory board of Euromoney's Managing Intellectual Property and has served on the editorial board of BNA's World Intellectual Property Report. A frequent author and lecturer, Mr Chalsen has also served as chairman or cochairman of the International and Foreign Law Committee, the Japan Practice Committee, and the European Practice Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is a Fellow of
AIPLA. Mr. Chalsen served for several years as Vice Chair of the Asia Practice Committee of Intellectual Property Owners, and has served on the Executive Committee of the US Group of the AIPPI. Mr Chalsen is registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office, having received his undergraduate and Master's degrees in computer science from Boston University and his law degree from George Washington University.

Ron Davis 

Senior Director, Brand Protection
Qualcomm Inc

Ron is a key player in Qualcomm’s drive to implement a world-class, Brand Protection (BP) and intellectual property rights (IPR) protection program.   Ron capitalizes on his experiences as a former FBI Special Agent; big-four international security consultant; security director for General Dynamics Space Systems;  civic volunteer director of Dennis Conner’s successful America’s Cup campaign; global director, corporate security for Honeywell; and anti-counterfeit leader for Cisco Systems.  He was recruited to establish Qualcomm’s Brand Protection Program in 2005.

In addition to managing global BP/IPR investigations, forensic examinations and international BP investigative resources for Qualcomm, Ron is uniquely involved in his industry as the only US based leader of the 210+ corporate member, Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC), in China. Ron was elected as QBPC’s “Goodwill Ambassador” to the United States.  He travels to China and Asia, 6 or more times each year. His BP team includes Chinese citizens who serve as BP Senior Manager and  BP Manager Analyst in China.

He has the valuable perspective of having lived/worked in Hong Kong/China/Asia and organized Cisco’s anti-counterfeit program to complement its ongoing IPR and gray market efforts.  That unique experience, enhanced by eight+ years leading Qualcomm’s BP efforts, makes him one of the most experienced professionals in the Brand Protection space.

Arthur Yuan

Chinese IP Resource Centre, The John Marshall Law School

Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan is the director of the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center and handles all aspects of Center’s activities, including but not limited to, administering educational programs relating to U.S. and Chinese intellectual property rights, developing educational programs relating to U.S. and Chinese intellectual property rights, coordinating short-term training programs between The John Marshall Law School and State Intellectual Property Office and All-China Patent Attorneys Association, and managing the China IP summer program in cooperation with Peking University, Beijing.

Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan is also an adjunct professor and the director for the Patent Clinic. He brings years of patent preparation and prosecution experiences after six years with intellectual property law firm Senniger Powers, LLP, in St. Louis, Missouri. During his six years at Senniger, he prepared and prosecuted the firm's U.S. clients' patent applications and prosecuted the corresponding foreign (EP, CN, NZ, AU, IL, etc.) patent applications relating to electronics, computer systems, software systems, and business methods, including media processing, telecommunication systems, search engines, database structures, operating systems, business management applications, data security and electronic medical devices, mobile devices, online social networks, and web mash-up programming. He authored patentability opinions and non-infringement/freedom-to-operate opinions, advised U.S. clients on Chinese patent law issues, advised Chinese/Taiwanese clients on U.S. IP laws, patent infringement litigation before the U.S. District Court, ITC proceedings, re-examination proceeding before the USPTO, and practiced appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Janet B. Linn 

New York City Bar Association, Committee on Patent Law

Janet B. Linn is a Member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, concentrating on intellectual property litigation, counseling and opinion work.  Her practice covers the full range of intellectual property law, including patent, trade secret, trademark, unfair competition and copyright law.  Ms. Linn has litigated and been trial counsel in patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark and antitrust litigations; advised on patent prosecution; performed pre-litigation audits; and provided patent validity and infringement opinions to owners of intellectual property and to financial institutions.  She has particular expertise in pharmaceutical patent litigation.

Ms. Linn has experience counseling companies with Chinese partners and with asserting intellectual property rights against infringing products produced in China. 

Ms. Linn is currently the Chair of the Patents Committee of Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and a frequent author and lecturer on intellectual property issues.

Gene Dorris 


Dr. Carl Eugene “Gene” Dorris founded PROWAY in 1998 after decades of working and living in Asia. He is a former US Diplomat with tours in Beijing,Hong Kong, Jakarta and Rangoon. He served as the US Consul General in Shenyang, China from 1987 to 1990 during the Tian An Men Incident.During his career as a US diplomat he was widely known as one of the US
government’s leading China specialists.

Dr. Dorris received a PhD in Modern Chinese History and is a specialist in the history of the Chinese Communist Movement. He is a skilled linguist and psychologist, fluent in Mandarin, Burmese and Indonesian. He developed the first Chinese personality test based on the theories of Carl Jung in 2001.

Gene currently serves as Executive Director of PROWAY. Over the past decade more than 5000 students in China have attended his leadership workshops. He has worked closely with a number of multi-national companies in China, assisting them to develop sustainable organizations capable of rapid growth. Some of his more important Fortune 500 clients have included ABB, ALCOA, Pepsi, Siemens and Tyson Foods.

Carmit Tujerman

lnventor and IP Director

Carmit Turjeman graduated from Technion, one of the top ten science universities in the world (considered the “MIT of Israel”) with a degree in industrial engineering. Inspiration for Travalo struck while packing for a vacation.  Her large perfume bottle shattered on the floor. She noticed the broken spray mechanism lying in a puddle of perfume, which was her “aha” moment.  It inspired her to create a refillable perfume bottle, much in the same way a lighter could be refilled with gas.  Armed with her engineering savvy, Carmit contacted a patent lawyer to protect her new invention.

While traveling for business in Hong Kong, Carmit was introduced to a serious manufacturer who would collaborate with her to develop the smart refill mechanism she envisioned.  Next, with only a self-printed brochure, Carmit begin attending cosmetic shows.  At “Cosmoprof,” in Hong Kong, she had the good fortune to connect with the ex-president of Clarins, who was the chairman of VictorinoxSwissArmy.  With their encouragment, it took almost a year to perfect the refill mechanism, resulting in a massively successful market launch.  Her perfume atomizer was awarded the FIFI Award for best technological breakthrough, and has gone on to garner many other top honors and industry awards.

Carmit next began selling the bottle under her own brand, “Travalo,” expanding the product into the travel and European markets. Today, Travalo is fast becoming the leader in refill technology, with global retail sales exceeding $70 million dollars.

Mony R. Ghose 

Associate Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Becton, Dickinson & Company

Mony Ghose is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Electrical Engineering and the Indiana University School of Law.  She has served as patent prosecution and assertion counsel in the Intellectual Property Law Group for Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories (now known as Alcatel-Lucent) in Murray Hill, NJ and as Intellectual Property Counsel of United Technologies Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft Division in Stratford, CT.  Currently, she is Associate Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Becton, Dickinson and Company where she provides worldwide IP support for the Advanced Bioprocessing business and serves as the IP Counsel for the Asia Pacific region.

William Mansfield

Director of Intellectual Property

Steven Adkins

Allen & Overy

Steve is a trial lawyer specializing in Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission and at U.S. Customs.

Steve has served as lead trial counsel in representing both respondents and complainants based in Asia, Europe and the United States in approximately 35 Section 337 investigations involving various technologies, such as chemicals, computer software, telecommunications, mechanical patents and semiconductors (including graphics and flash memory). He also has represented clients in matters before various state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has tried cases before juries, judges and administrative law judges.

Steve has extensive experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation pertaining to patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, general business disputes and reinsurance disputes. He has written and lectured extensively on matters relating to federal intellectual property litigation and Section 337 investigations for the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and various trade and governmental associations in Korea, China, Europe, India, Japan, and the United States.

Steve was included in the U.S. Legal 500 for Section 337 ITC investigations. Of the ITC investigations that he has tried, he delivered 98% wins to his clients, recently winning for Nintendo against a patent troll on findings of no infringement and no domestic industry.

Jeffrey Telep

King & Spalding

Jeffrey M. Telep is a partner in the Washington office of King & Spalding LLP.  He represents domestic and foreign companies in Section 337 investigations at the International Trade Commission and is on the Executive Committee of the ITC Trial Lawyer’s Association.  Mr. Telep’s practice also includes antidumping and countervailing duty investigations at the ITC and the Commerce Department, and litigation in the U.S. Court of International Trade, where he is on the Rules Advisory Committee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Telep also counsels companies on Customs compliance, particularly with respect to the enforcement of ITC exclusion orders.  Before joining King & Spalding, Mr. Telep spent six years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.  He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1988, where he was Executive Editor of the Law Review.  After law school, he clerked for the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. 

Tom Moga

AIPLA Patent Treaties & International Policy Committee

Thomas Moga is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.  A registered patent attorney, his experiences in the arena of international intellectual property includes the development of domestic and foreign patent portfolios, the acquisition of registrations for trademarks and copyrights, licensing, litigation, dispute resolution and mediation, and policy development. Mr. Moga is an experienced patent prosecutor in the mechanical, chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical arts and has been qualified and has testified as an expert witness in patent disputes.
In addition to his wide array of intellectual property work, Mr. Moga manages patent enforcement and anti-counterfeiting actions in Asia, including overseeing initial counterfeit product investigation, selecting and working with local investigators and local counsel, preparing administrative and judicial documents, and participating in raids.

Christopher Carani 

McAndrews, Held & Malloy

Christopher V. Carani is a partner at McAndrews, Held & Malloy, where he has been since 1995.  Chris has garnered the requisite litigation experience needed to succeed in this fast-paced, complex field. Chris focuses on advising companies of any size, with special emphasis on securing and enforcing intellectual property rights (patent, trademark and copyright).

Chris is nationally recognized in the field of design law, which regards the protection and enforcement of product design through the use of copyrights, trade dress and design patents.  He has successfully litigated numerous disputes regarding design rights.  He has also served as a consultant and expert witness in numerous design law cases. Chris's publication, The New Extra-Ordinary Observer Test for Design Patent Infringement, which regards the law of design patent infringement, was selected as one of the 20 best law review articles of 2009 for inclusion in the Thompson Reuters (West) Patent Law Review 2010. Chris represented the American Intellectual Property Law Association in the landmark design patent case Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa, where the positions set forth in his amicus briefs were ultimately adopted by the Federal Circuit having reshaped the law on design patents.

Chris graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. During his studies there, Chris focused his efforts on intellectual property and antitrust law.  Between his second and third year of law school, Chris also completed studies at the Universite di Siena, in Siena, Italy.  Prior to attending law school, Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (minor in Mathematics) from Marquette University.  

Wilhelm Rao 

McAndrews, Held & Malloy

Wil Rao is a shareholder at McAndrews. He has been with the firm since 1997. Wil's practice has focused on litigating, procuring and developing intellectual property rights across a wide-range of technologies. He has represented clients from Fortune 50 corporations to small burgeoning businesses, as well as individuals.  Wil has been involved in areas ranging from all facets of patent prosecution to written opinions to reexaminations to licensing to the successful multi-venue, multi-patent, multi-party patent litigation all across the United States, both at the trial and appellate levels.  Wil has represented clients in a range of technology areas.

Wil is a trial-experienced litigator.  His litigation experience has touched on all facets of complex litigation, including pre-filing investigations, pleadings and motions, discovery, pretrial (including Markman proceedings), hearings and taking witnesses at trial.  A number of matters that Wil has been involved with have been resolved by alternative dispute resolution, including resolution through the American Arbitration Association.  Wil has also represented clients pro bono, including recently in a state court proceeding.   

Gregory J. Vogler

McAndrews, Held & Malloy

Greg Vogler is one of the co-founders of the firm.  Greg specializes and has been very successful in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation representing owners and accused infringers in all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, ITC proceedings, arbitration, and mediation.  Greg also specializes in due diligence investigations of intellectual property in connection with acquisitions and mergers.   

Eligio C. Pimentel

McAndrews, Held & Malloy

Eligio practices in all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation.  As trial counsel, he has extensive experience in all aspects of complex discovery, including the use of technical experts, the preparation of case dispositive and claim construction motions, and related hearings.  He has represented clients in billion dollar Federal Court disputes, as well as in arbitrations, including one arbitration that resulted in a $166 million dollar award in favor of his client.  His pre-trial practice is seasoned with the realities of trying cases to a jury, which informs his approach to discovery and dispute resolution.

Eligio also maintains an active transactional practice that includes managing corporate intellectual property rights, preparing freedom to operate opinions, assisting with due diligence investigations, and licensing negotiations.  His active litigation and transactional practice has touched on a diverse spectrum of technologies including orthopedic implants, semi-conductor devices, computer software applications, coronary stent delivery systems, fuel cells, ocular implants, thermal hand-held labelers and printers, and ultrasonic medical devices.   

Michelle Ma

Managing Partner, Patent & Trademark Attorney
Liu Shen & Associates

Ms. Ma started her professional career in 1983 and has been one of the partners of Liu, Shen & Associates since 1995. Ms. Ma qualified as a patent attorney, an attorney at law and a trademark agent. Her areas of special interests and experiences are patent administration, patent prosecution in the field of mechanical engineering, trademark proceedings, design patent prosecution, invalidation proceedings and litigation. Ms. Ma is in charge of the firm's Trademark and Design department.
Ms. Ma is a member of All China Patent Agents Association, China Lawyers Association, AIPPI China Group, LES China Group and FICPI. Her working language is Chinese and English.   

Allen Tao

Partner, Patent Attorney 
Liu Shen & Associates

Mr. Allen F. TAO, patent attorney and attorney at law, is a partner with Liu, Shen & Associates. He had obtained a bachelor degree in material science and a master degree in electronic material from Chengdu University of Electronics Science and Technology in 1991. He received professional training at the law firm of Boehmert & Boehmert in Germany in 1998 and further obtained a master of law degree from John Marshall Law School in the United States in 2001.

Mr. TAO worked for the 12th Research Institute under the Ministry of Electronics Industry as an engineer from 1991 to 1994 and worked for the Lan Tong Electronics Company, Ltd., from 1994 to 1995 as the Director of the Manufacturing Department of the company before joining the firm of Liu, Shen & Associates.

At present, Mr. TAO works in the Mechanical Department of the firm. Mr. TAO has handled many patent applications regarding material science, electronic material and semiconductor and he is also expert in advising clients on various patent applications. Through years of patent practice, he has gained good reputation from our clients and became as a partner of the firm from 2002. Now, Mr. TAO is a member of LES China Group.   

William Kramer

Loeb & Loeb

Bill Kramer's practice focuses on intellectual property law and patent prosecution and licensing. He has a broad knowledge of many patentable subjects including mechanical, biotechnology and green technology, but has specialized expertise in computer software, cable television systems and cloud computing. Representative technologies include implantable communication and diagnostic devices; CD, DVD and Blu-Ray creation and encoding; Voice over IP; "time warp" video recording systems; video game system software; business accounting software; operating systems; PC security; computer mapping; interactive mapping; peer-to-peer network creation, security, user interface and scalability; and complex financial products. Moreover, Mr. Kramers finance background makes him well qualified to prosecute and litigate business process patents.

Mr. Kramer has significant experience creating and managing large volumes of patent prosecution for a variety of clients, from large publically traded companies to start-ups. He is active in rendering patentability, right-to-use, infringement, and invalidity opinions. His ability to quickly find fatal flaws in patents has repeatedly saved his clients significant time and money. In addition, Mr. Kramer has created numerous joint defense groups to combat industry-wide patent attacks by non-practicing entities.   

Qinghong Xu

Partner, U.S. Attorney
Lung Tin

Dr. Xu is a partner of Lung Tin International Intellectual Property Agent Ltd, where she focuses on all aspects of intellectual property matters, ranging from patent application preparation and prosecution, patent invalidation and litigation, to technology transfers, licenses, strategic alliances, R&D and commercialization collaborations. Dr. Xu also has advised clients on regulatory matters especially those before the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Xu joined Lung Tin in 2009.

Prior to joining Lung Tin, Dr. Xu was a patent attorney with Goodwin Procter LLP (New York), practicing in the field of intellectual property law and focusing primarily on providing patent opinions and strategic patent counseling, and also on patent application preparation and prosecution, licensing and intellectual property litigation. Before that, Dr. Xu was a patent agent with Fish & Richardson P.C. (Boston, New York) practicing included patent preparation and prosecution and patent counseling in the areas of medical, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology from 2000-2003. Before her legal profession, she was a senior scientist at Orchid BioSciences, Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey, and C.H. Li Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rockefeller University in New York.   

Stephen Zou

Lung Tin

Dr. Zongliang Zou is a partner of Lung Tin, where he focuses on patent matters, primarily on patent application preparation and prosecution in the fields of pharmacy, chemistry, and biotechnologies, as well as on patent reexamination, invalidation and litigation. In particular, Dr. Zou has rich experience in providing clients with patent infringement analysis. Dr. Zou joined Lung Tin in 2012.

Since Dr. Zou started his professional as a patent attorney from 2003, he has been entrusted by a lot of multinational pharmaceutical giants to handle their patent matters in China. Prior to joining Lung Tin, Dr. ZOU was engaged in research and development in pharmaceutical basic research and diagnostic reagent development, and had served in a well-known IP firm as a patent attorney and a partner for many years.   

Deland Wu

Attorney at Law
Lung Tin

Ms. Wu is the manager and trademark attorney at Lung Tin. She has started her career as a trademark attorney since 2005 and focuses on all trademark matters ranging from trademark registration, opposition and review, licensing and transaction, particularly in dealing procedures after trademark right affirmation, such as trademark opposition, review, litigation, etc. as well as other complicated trademark matters. She is familiar with Japanese clients and their demands, and is accomplished in Japanese.

Prior to joining Lung Tin, she worked in Japan with KYORITSU INTERNATIONAL as a trademark attorney handling all kinds of trademark matters and maintaining the relationship with Chinese clients.   

Guoxu Yang

Patent & Trademark Attorney

Mr. Yang's practice focuses mainly on drafting patent application documents, patent reexamination, patent invalidation, patent validity litigation, patent infringement litigation, legal opinion on patent infringement, administrative protection of patent right, licensing of patent, administrative protection of trademark right, trademark infringement litigation, licensing of trademark, domain name dispute resolution, enforcement of copyright and unfair competition.

Deqiang Zhu

Patent Attorney

Mr. Zhu's practice focuses mainly on patent prosecution. He has successfully represented some major corporations, in patent prosecution. He has handled more than a thousand patent filings and prosecuting cases covering various technical fields, particularly the fields of architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, oil engineering, railway and transportation, environment protection equipment, vehicles, and imaging apparatus, etc. Mr. Zhu has handled hundreds of design patent application cases and some utility model patent application cases as well. In addition, Mr. Zhu has also drafted many patent applications for clients and filed these patent applications in China and many countries outside of China, such as the USA, Japan and Europe. Mr. Zhu has also provided IP training for companies and represented clients in many patent reexamination cases, patent invalidation cases and patent administrative litigation cases and patent infringement cases.    

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