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IP Ones to Watch 2022: MIP recognises Xiaolong Meng at TCL

Xiaolong Meng is an IP counsel at TCL in China

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Xiaolong Meng, IP counsel, TCL, China

Xiaolong Meng, an intellectual property counsel at Chinese electronics company TCL, has been described as a “rising star” by one of his colleagues for his case management skills and efficiency in handling major projects with other patent owners.

“Meng is very talented in dealing with global IP disputes,” his nominator tells Managing IP.

In his current role, Meng handles complex patent litigation and licensing negotiations. Before joining TCL, he dabbled in IP prosecution, open-source code compliance, and copyright disputes.

He has a mixed bachelor’s degree in computer science and law, which positions him well to provide insightful opinions at the technical argument stage in litigation and formulate effective invalidation strategies.

Meng is a qualified Chinese lawyer, but his willingness to grow in the profession has led him to learn patent law and practices of other countries, including the US, Germany, and Brazil.

He tells Managing IP that he feels happy and privileged to work at a colourful place where he can engage in various types of patent litigation and licensing programmes, and interact with many interesting colleagues.

He adds: “We all know IP laws and practices are changing and influenced by different jurisdictions and policies all the time.

“I will keep on studying and hope that I can make more progress in my work and substantially contribute to this field one day.”

All ones to watch

All ones to watch

Mélodie Sofack is an IP legal counsel at Dassault Systèmes in France
David Degen is an IP counsel at Novartis in Switzerland
Fredrika Hellberg is a trademark attorney at Essity in Sweden
Rachel Armstrong is a senior counsel at Dubai Future Foundation in the UAE
Stephanie Glyde is an IP counsel at Rio Tinto in Australia
Frederick Braunstein is a senior counsel at TaskRabbit in the US
Ana Gouvêa Monetti is a legal counsel at Siemens in Brazil
Maria Herlitz Sundelius is a legal counsel at H&M in Sweden
Guillermo Mier Y Concha Martinez is a brand enforcement manager at Red Bull in Austria
Armin Schwitulla is a senior litigation counsel at Nokia in Germany
Charles Roger is a senior contract and licensing manager at STMicroelectronics in France
Grace Du is a staff attorney at Starbucks in China
Jake Holt is a trademarks corporate counsel at Amazon in the US
Kinga Palińska is an IP team member at CD Projekt in Poland
Dev Narasimhan is a patent portfolio manager at CoMotion at University of Washington in the US
Mila Misevska is an IP lawyer at Play’n Go in Malta
Hyeran You is a senior legal counsel at Samsung Electronics in South Korea
Thibault Saurat is a group patent manager at Ontex in Belgium
Alix Lesage is a legal counsel at France Brevets in France
Daniela Valera is a legal assistant at Backus (part of AB InBev) in Peru
Morgan Seisson is a European patent attorney at Nestlé Institute of Material Sciences in Switzerland