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The Firm / Silicon Valley Office Introduction

Silicon Valley Office Introduction

With an office in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are well positioned to provide IP protections in China for our U.S.-based clients and IP protections in the U.S. for our China-based clients.


Dr. Liaoteng Wang is the managing partner for the firm’s Silicon Valley Office.  He joined Beijing East IP in 2016 and is leading the firm’s U.S. operations.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Wang practiced law in Silicon Valley for ten years as an in-house general counsel at an Intel-backed software startup and a top global technology company (2010-2016), and as an associate attorney with WSGR and Dewey & LeBoeuf (2006-2010).  Before moving to Silicon Valley from Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Wang interned for Judge Randall R. Rader at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. (2006), and gained patent prosecution experience in Minneapolis with Fish & Richardson (2005).

Before embarking on a career in law, Dr. Wang was an avid scientist conducting scientific research under the supervision of Dr. Judith Kimble (former President of the Genetics Society of America and Society for Developmental Biology) and Dr. Marvin Wickens (former President of the RNA Society) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and published in the world-renowned journal Nature his serendipitous but important discovery of a family of enzymes essential for germline and embronic development, the function of brain, and the translational control of gene expression.  As an undergraduate researcher, Dr. Wang studied molecular enzymology under the guidance of Dr. Hai-Meng Zhou in Tsinghua University.

Dr. Wang lives in Palo Alto with his wife and children.  In his spare time, he enjoys jogging in the serene midtown neighborhood, hiking at the Stanford Dish, hanging out with friends, and sightseeing in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.