Webinar: Evidence in Chinese patent enforcement: Key differences with the US
Join Ude Lu, the chief IP counsel (US) of Purplevine IP, Helen Zhang, the litigation manager of Purplevine IP in Beijing, and Penny Sun, the brand protection manager of ABRO Industry, as they discuss evidence collection for patent enforcement in China and the US virtually with Managing IP on November 9 at 10am (US ET) / 3pm (UK) / 11pm (China)
Register here to join Purplevine IP’s webinar: Evidence in Chinese patent enforcement: Key differences with the US.
China has become one of the most litigious countries for patent enforcement. Foreign patentees may therefore face challenges when collecting evidence in China because, unlike in most European countries and the US, the plaintiff has the burden of proof in proving infringements.
Foreign patentees should have well-planned patent enforcement strategies and be prepared for evidence collection when encountering lawsuits in China.
The webinar will focus on the differences between the Chinese and US approaches to infringement litigation in the following areas:
The types of evidence required;
The factual evidence needed; and
Evidence regarding the claim amount.
Join Purplevine IP’s experts as they compare evidence collection for patent litigation in China with the approach in the US.
Register here to join Purplevine IP’s webinar on November 9 2022.
Chief IP counsel
Ude is the chief IP counsel of Purplevine IP and is based in Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practise law in the District of Columbia, New York, and Minnesota, USA. He specialises in complex patent litigation, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) inter partes reviews (IPRs) and ITC 337 investigations.
Ude represents clients from various industries – including electrical engineering, software, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals – in patent litigation. He also has extensive experience in advising Chinese clients in their IP litigation in China and the US. Recently, Ude was appointed to the expert panel of The Chinese Overseas IP Disputes Response Centre (a division established under the guidance of the China National Intellectual Property Administration, or CNIPA), on which Ude acts as an adviser to Chinese corporates in cross-border IP litigation.
Ude holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and J.D. in law. Before joining Purplevine, Ude was a patent attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright and Cozen O'Connor.
Helen has more than 10 years of experience in intellectual property (IP). She has in-depth knowledge in domestic IP laws and regulations; in particular, patent litigation and invalidation. Helen has a strong focus on the fields of machinery, optoelectronics, and chemistry.
Helen has advised on more than 100 cases in patent invalidation and litigation. Her clients include Sata, Swarovski, Mitsubishi, Bose, Norma, and Supor.
Before joining Purplevine, Helen was an in-house patent attorney at a photovoltaic company and a senior associate at a leading Chinese law firm.
Brand protection manager
Penny is the brand protection manager of ABRO. After joining ABRO in 2018, she is responsible for brand protection management, including formulating the company's brand protection plan in Mainland China, managing the cooperation of law firms and agencies, and maintaining a relationship with law enforcement departments.
At the same time, Penny is active in public welfare organisations and platforms related to intellectual property (IP) protection, such as the Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC) and the Alibaba Anti-counterfeiting Alliance. As the membership service chairman of QBPC from 2021–22, Penny organised 12 activities in 2 years, including case sharing and experience sharing seminars or workshops on IP protection and management in China as foreign companies. As the only American small and medium-sized enterprise with a team in China, Penny organised and hosted a quarterly exchange meeting on how foreign enterprises choose the right IP agents in 2019. Through those seminars or workshops, representatives of foreign enterprises got the opportunity to learn from each other's experience and methods, as well as listen to expert opinions.