Mr. Yao specialises in providing legal services related to patent law. Based on extensive experience from patent prosecution and litigation over almost fifteen years, Mr. Yao has deep understanding of the spirit of China’s patent legal system. As the leading attorney, Mr. Yao has handled patent disputes for various international and domestic enterprises. Mr. Yao has the expertise to design overall litigation strategy based on specific cases and also the strong ability to summarise and analyse case details for the best of his clients. Mr. Yao is proficient in patent searching, with excellent skills in making searching strategies based on combined searching resources, establishing a solid basis for the success of patent invalidation.
In technical fields, Mr. Yao successfully represented France Staubli in a patent infringement case on textile machinery, which was selected as one of 2013 Top 10 IP cases in Jiangsu High Court. The corresponding patent administrative case was selected as one of 2017’s guiding cases in the Supreme Court. In the telecommunication field, Mr. Yao participated in high-profile SEP infringement lawsuits, involving complicated determination of patent infringement, overloaded evidence summarising and new FRAND issues. Further, Mr. Yao also provides patent related services for various enterprises, such as Qualcomm, Samsung, Schneider, Siemens, Knipex, Aux, Opple, GoerTek, OFO, Delphilaser, and is highly praised by clients.
Mr. Yao keeps a close eye on developments in the IP law system in China and is active in reviewing IP hot issues and providing opinions on law amendments. Mr. Yao has solely or jointly published research articles on many topics of patent law. Mr. Yao has made presentations in many international IP conferences, with heated responses.