The Firm / Division Managers

Guorong LI

  • Business Development Dep.
  • Vice President

Mr. Li started his career in the IP field in 2001, shifting from his previous pursuit in the education industry as an English teacher in Hangzhou. Mr. Li has profound understanding of the IP problems most multi-nationals face when they expend their business in China. Having served more one hundred Fortune 500 companies from a wide array of industries in nearly 20 years in China, Mr. Li has rich experience in prosecuting, enforcing and litigating intricate intellectual property matters, especially those relate to trademark and copyright infringement. Mr. Li’s tailor-made IP protection strategies for multi-nationals proved effective and earned his good names among clients and many of the cases are treated model cases for the industry.He ever holds position as Managing VP of CUIPPC and Vice President of Sinofaith IP Group responsible for brand protection.

 

Main working language: English, Chinese (native)

  • Areas of Practice

    Trademark
    Copyright

  • Highlights

    "Representing a US printing supply client, sucessfully designed and coordinated an inter-province case targeting the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit packaging network.
    Representing a Korea mobile brand, devised and destroyed a network of smugglers cooperating with Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau.
    Representing a US pesticide brand, pushed and coordinated a cross-border raid and successfuly extradicated the chief offender from Cambodia.
    Representing a US software giant, initiated and won the first embedded software infringement civil case."

  • Professional Recognition

    Member of WAD (World Association of Detectives)

  • Education

    Beijing International Studies University, English, Bachelor degree

Qiang LIN

  • Patent Division Manager
  • Electrical Div.
  • Patent Attorney
  • PRC Attorney-at-Law

Mr. Lin is the Manager of the Electrical Patent Division with more than 10 years of experiences in practicing intellectual property laws in China. Mr. Lin’s primary technical specialty covers communication, computer, Internet, control, IC, and optical instrument. Mr. Lin primarily focuses his practices around software patent and business method patent in China.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Patent

  • Highlights

    Patent
    Re-trial before Supreme Court of JinZiTianHe Patent Infringement case, (2013) Min Shen Zi No.1146, which was listed as Top 50 Typical IP Cases, 2013
    Alibaba v. Ge Gao, (2015) Gao Xing (Zhi) Zhong Zi No. 3877
    Administrative appeal of Jingyuan Chip (Wuxi) v. NXP Patent Invalidation
    Tencent v. DeLiXunDa (Beijing) Patent Invalidation
    ShengHua Technology v. ChenHon Photoelectricity Patent Invalidation
    Sony v. ChiMei Optoelectronics Patent Invalidation
    Sony v. Niexuejun Patent Invalidation

    IC layout design
    Re-trial before Supreme Court of IC layout design infringement case, which is the first IC layout design case accepted by the Supreme Court

    Copyright
    MTime v. Voole, (2015) Chao Min (Zhi) Chu Zi No. 28154

  • Experience

    Department Manager, Beijing East IP Ltd., December 2012-present
    Patent Attorney, Beijing East IP Ltd. since 2004
    Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Research Assistant, 1998-2001

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney
    PRC Attorney-At-Law

  • Education

    M.S. in Computer Technology and Application, Institute of Software of Chinese Academy of Science
    B.S. in Optical Engineering & Photoelectric Instrument, Zhejiang University

Tracy LIU

  • Patent Division Manager
  • Mechanical Div.
  • Patent Attorney
  • PRC Attorney-at-Law

Ms. Liu is the manager of the mechanical department.  After graduating from the George Washington University with a L.L.M degree in 2003, Ms. Liu joined Beijing East IP Ltd.'s mechanical department.  Ms. Liu works with a wide range of clients from around the world, including many Fortune 500 Japanese, American, and European corporations and so on.  She provides clients services in various stages of a patent life cycle, including drafting, prosecution, reexamination, invalidation and litigation.

Prior to joining Beijing East IP, Ms. Liu worked 6 years as a patent agent in China Patent Agent(HK) Ltd.

Being in the patent field for over 20 years, Ms. Liu has won various high-profile patent litigation suites including patent infringement cases and patent invalidation cases, and obtained the recognition of the clients.

 

  • Areas of Practice

    Patent
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    Successfully represented Seiko Epson Corporation against a compatible ink cartridge maker for patent infringement before the Beijing First Intermediate Court and the Beijing High Court. A permanent injunction was issued and the damage of RMB 320,000 was decided.  Meanwhile, Ms.Liu also successfully defended Epson’s patent against the infringer’s validity challenge.

    Successfully represented Milliken & Company against two Zhejiang companies for patent infringement before the Beijing Second Intermediate Court and the Beijing High Court. She also successfully represented TVC, the patentee against the infringer’s validity challenge, in both the PRB procedure and the later administrative litigation.

    Successfully  represented Beijing JZTH in securing a non-infringement decision on all claims asserted by Beijing Jerrat.  This case was listed as one of 50 typical IP cases in 2013 identified by the Supreme People’s Court.

    Represented  Toyota in an administrative litigation on validity of a design patent of a local company and successfully validated the design thereof.

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney
    PRC Attorney-at-Law

  • Education

    Donghua University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
    George Washington University, LLM

Shanqiang XIAO

  • Patent Division Manager
  • Biological & Chemical Div.
  • Patent Attorney
  • China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation

Mr. XIAO is a senior patent attorney and litigator in chemical field, who’s primary technical specialty covers polymer, pharmacy, life science, chemical engineering and chemistry. He is also one of the senior manager of the Biological & Chemical Patent Division.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Patent
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    Pfizer Invention Patent Invalidation Lawsuit
    Toyota Design Patent Invalidation Lawsuits
    Nokia Design Patent Invalidation Lawsuits
    Stamicarbon Invention Patent Invalidation Lawsuits
    DSM Invention Patent Invalidation Lawsuits
    DSM Invention Patent Reexamination Lawsuit
    3M Invention Patent Invalidation Lawsuit
    Negotiation for Patent Ownership Disputes between a US Company and its OEM Manufacturer
    Arbitration of Patent License Agreement Disputes between a Taiwanese Company and a Chinese individual

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney

  • Education

    LL.M., the John Marshall Law School
    M.S. in Chemistry, Tsinghua University
    B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University

Jun LIU

  • Patent Division Manager
  • Japanese & Korean Div.
  • Patent Attorney
  • China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation

Mr. Liu is a senior manager of Beijing East IP’s Japanese and Korean Division, primarily responsible for the firm’s patent matters related to Japan. Mr. Liu is a senior patent attorney and a litigator who primarily focuses his practices in electrical related fields before the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) of SIPO, and the People’s Courts for patent prosecution, invalidation, reexamination, appeal, and litigations matters.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Patent
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    Epson Ink Cartridge Patent Infringement Case

    Epson Ink Cartridge Patent Invalidation Case

    Toyota’s First Successful Design Patent Invalidation Litigation Case

  • Experience

    Senior Manager, Japanese and Korean Division, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2011 – Present

    Patent Attorney, Japanese and Korean Division, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2003 – 2011

  • Professional Recognition

    China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney

  • Education

    B.S. in Mechanical and Automatic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology

Yongyu ZHANG

  • Patent Division Manager
  • Japanese & Korean Div.
  • Patent Attorney

  • Areas of Practice

    Patent
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney

  • Education

    M.S. in Electric and Automatic Engineering, Northeast Dianli University
    B.S. in Electric and Automatic Engineering, Northeast Dianli University
    Sort-term Learning in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Jason WANG

  • Trademark, Copyright and Legal Group - Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • PRC Attorney-at-Law
  • Trademark Attorney
  • Trademark Law Committee member at the Beijing Bar Association
  • The Enforcement Committee at INTA

Mr. Wang obtained his Juris Master degree from Capital University of Economics and Business and Bachelor degree from Beijing International Studies University. Mr. Wang worked three years in other companies / firms before joining Beijing East IP Ltd. / Beijing East IP Law Firm in 2004. Mr. Wang heads the Trademark, Copyright & Legal group. Mr. Wang speaks Chinese (native) and English. Mr. Wang also serves as a member in the Enforcement Committee at INTA (International Trademark Association).

In the past decade, Mr. Wang has successfully obtained well-known mark recognitions before the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO), the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) and Chinese courts for various worldwide famous brands in the field of Internet, motorcycle, musical instrument and hotel, which is rare and difficult for foreign trademark registrants.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Trademark
    Copyright
    Domain Name
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    Won the court appeal against the TRAB based on prior trade name, representing the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. (2015)

    Successfully defended in a court appeal where both the courts and the TRAB hold that the opposed mark in Chinese is similar to the cited mark in English due to the high fame of said English mark, representing one of the largest U.S. residential mortgage companies. (2015)

    Won the trademark infringement and copyright infringement lawsuits before Shunde District Court of Foshan City, representing a global leading standard setting organization. Damages of US$ 67,000 were granted by the court, and individuals behind the online infringement are held liable based on complicated chain of evidence and information like Whois, RIPE, IP address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. (2014)

    Successfully settled a trademark infringement lawsuit on behalf of a worldwide giant in fast food restaurant industry before Shanghai court. (2014)

    Successfully defending non-infringement in a trademark infringement case before Shenzhen court, representing a famous multinational hard drive manufacturer, where the Plaintiff claimed damages of US$ 250,000. (2014)

    Won the trademark infringement case before Beijing Second Intermediate Court, representing a world leader of electronic test tools. (2014)

    Won three court appeals against the TRAB decisions, representing an American casino and resort operating company. (2014)

    Won a very high profile, challenging, procedure complicated, and unprecedented retrial case representing a restaurant before Beijing High Court and China Supreme Court respectively. Mr. Wang successfully assisted the client in initiating the re-trial process via a unique route prescribed under the law by persuading China Supreme Procuratorate to docket the case and protest against the China Supreme Court, and China Supreme Court ordered Beijing High Court to hear the retrial case. After Beijing High Court rendered the favorable re-trial decision for the client by reversing the first and second instance court decisions, Mr. Wang also successfully defended the adversary’s request for re-trial before the China Supreme Court. The re-trial decision rendered by the China Supreme Court has further clarified and improved its judicial interpretations. The second re-trial before the China Supreme Court is listed as one of the China 2013 Top 10 Innovative IP Cases, which is selected out of over 110,000 IP court decisions around China in 2013. (2013)

    Represented an international giant in the jurisdiction challenge and the trial case regarding the high-profile patent royalty dispute and the anti-trust dispute respectively, where the appellate cases thereof are listed as China Courts 2013 Top 10 IP Cases and China Courts 2013 Top 50 Typical IP Cases, Managing IP 2013 Global Top 10 Cases, as well as China Courts 2013 Top 10 Hot Issue Cases. (2013)

    Successfully obtained well-known mark recognition in the court appeals against the TRAB decision for a world-wide famous portal and Internet search engine. (2013)

    Won dozens of trademark and copyright infringement lawsuits before Beijing First Intermediate Court, representing a global leading standard setting organization. (2012, 2013)

    Won the trademark infringement case before Beijing First Intermediate Court and Beijing High Court, representing a NASDAQ listed U.S. online travel information provider. (2012)

    Successfully obtained well-known mark recognitions in the court appeals against the TRAB decisions for a world-wide famous luxury hotel. This is one of the rare cases among around 100 well-known marks that the Beijing First Intermediate Court (first instance court of judicial review for the TRAB decisions) has recognized from 2001 to 2012, among which around 30 marks are owned by foreign registrants. (2012)

    Won the trademark infringement and unfair competition case before the Guangdong High Court and Shenzhen Intermediate Court, representing a world-wide famous Internet search engine and portal. The courts ordered the defendant to cease the trademark infringement, change the trade name with the local AIC, and pay damages of around US$ 66,000. This case was selected as a candidate of the 2012 Top 10 IP Cases handled by Guangdong Courts where the 26 candidates include 6 cases involving foreign parties. (2012)

    Won four trademark infringement, copyright infringement and unfair competition lawsuits before Shunde District Court of Foshan City, representing a global leading standard setting organization. This case has been reported by People’s Court Newspaper sponsored by China Supreme Court, which is the largest and most authoritative judicial newspaper in China. This case is listed as the TOP 10 IP Case (2008-2012) handled by Shunde Court among over 1,400 IP cases. This case involves the newly emerging type of online IP rights infringement. (2012)

    Won the court appeal against the TRAB decision, representing a world-wide famous luxury hotel, based on the prior copyright before Beijing First Intermediate Court and Beijing High Court. (2011, 2012)

    Successfully defended and was granted a favorable order of staying the trademark infringement case filed by a Chinese trademark troll before a Shenzhen court, representing a world-wide leading hard disk manufacturer. (2011)

    Won the trademark infringement case before Beijing First Intermediate Court, representing global leading translation company. (2011)

    Successfully obtained well-known mark recognitions before the CTMO for another world-wide famous Internet search engines and portals. This is the first recognized well-known status in 2000 in Internet field, and a record high of around 40 trademark cases recognizing well-known marks within recent three years before the CTMO and the TRAB. (2010)

    Successfully settled a copyright infringement lawsuit before Haizhu District Court of Guangzhou City, representing a U.S. fashion information provider against a Chinese company. This case mainly involves the issues of complicated process of evidence collection on infringing works and evidence collection proving ownership of works in electronic form. (2010)

    Successfully designed the plan and brought the patent infringement lawsuit representing one of the world’s largest private textile firms against a local influential manufacturer in Hongzhou to Beijing Second Instance Court, successfully defended the jurisdiction challenge raised by the adversary, and the court held the defendants liable for the patent infringement. (2010)

    Successfully obtained well-known mark recognitions before the CTMO for a world-wide famous Internet search engines and Fortune 500 company. This case has created a record of achieving the well-known status in the shortest time frame of three years since the trademark owner’s establishment. (2009)

    Successfully obtained a favorable award for the arbitration regarding patent and technology assignment agreement involving amount of US$ 2.5 million. (2009)

    Won two trademark infringement lawsuits and successfully settled a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit before Shenzhen Intermediate Court, representing a Fortune 500 company and famous IT company. The defendant ceased infringement and changed the trade name with local AIC. This case involves the hotly debated issue of conflicts between trade name and trademark registration. (2007)

    Won various trademark oppositions, opposition appeals, rejection appeals, and dispute cancellations before the CTMO and the TRAB, representing hundreds of clients in various industries. These cases cover various issues like celebrity name protection, prior copyright, well-know mark recognition, cross-Class protection, bad faith filing, similarity between marks and goods/services, and distinctiveness of marks.

    Won dozens of complaints under UDRP policy and CNDRP policy in the .com and .cn domain name disputes, representing the world leading companies in various industries.

  • Experience

    Trademark Law Committee member at the Beijing Bar Association

  • Admissions

    PRC Attorney-At-Law

  • Education

    Capital University of Economics and Business, Juris Master degree
    Beijing International Studies University, Bachelor degree

Yan ZHANG

  • Trademark Team - Partner
  • PRC Attorney-at-Law
  • Trademark Attorney
  • The China Trademark Office Subcommittee of the Trademark Office Practices Committee at INTA

Ms. Zhang obtained her Juris Master degree from China University of Political Science and Law, and joined the firm in 2006. Ms. Zhang co-leads the trademark team with Mr. Wang.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Trademark
    Copyright
    Domain Name
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    Won court appeals against the TRAB representing Freudenberg before the Beijing IP Court, the Beijing High Court and the China Supreme Court. These cases mainly involve the issue of determination of similarity of goods.

    Successfully defended in a court appeal for Freddie Mac before the Beijing First Intermediate Court, the Beijing High Court and the China Supreme Court. This case involves the issue of determination of similarity between English mark and Chinese equivalent.

    Won court appeals against TRAB for Facebook before the Beijing First Intermediate Court, the Beijing IP Court and the Beijing High Court, resulting in disapproval of various FACEBOOK marks for unrelated goods that were obtained by bad faith filings.

    Won an appeal against the TRAB for Lonely Planet before the Beijing First Intermediate Court and the Beijing High Court. The Court affirms the high reputation of Lonely Planet’s trade name and grant cross-class protection.

    Won appeals against the TRAB for Instagram before the Beijing IP Court and the Beijing High Court, resulting in revocation of certain trademark registrations that were obtained by bad faith filing. This case illustrates the fact that the transfer of the trademark in dispute and whether the assignee is in good faith does not affect the determination of the bad faith of the original registrant.

    Won four trademark infringement, copyright infringement and unfair competition lawsuits for American Petroleum Institute (API) before the Shunde Court and the Foshan Intermediate Court, which was selected as the Top 10 IP Cases handled by the Shunde Court in Guangdong Province.

    Won a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit representing Yahoo! before the Guangdong High Court. The Court raised the damages to RMB400, 000 (around US$66,000), reversed the first instance court decision, and affirmed the other rulings in favor of Yahoo!.

    Won two trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuits representing a NASDAQ listed U.S. online travel information provider before the Beijing First Intermediate Court and the Beijing High Court. The Courts ordered the defendant to cease the trademark infringement and pay damages. This case involves online trademark infringement and conflict between domain name and trademark.

    Successfully settled a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit representing a famous U.S. hotel company before the Fuzhou Intermediate Court. The defendant ceased infringement and changed the trade name with local AIC. This case involves the hotly debated issue of conflicts between trade name and trademark registration.

    Successfully defended in a dispute of domain name transfer agreement representing a famous U.S. social network company before the Shenzhen Intermediate Court. The Court affirmed the validity of domain name transfer agreement and dismissed all claims of the plaintiff.

    Successfully settled a trademark infringement lawsuit representing a global lifestyle and accessory products retailer before the Shanghai IP Court, resulting in withdrawal of lawsuit by the plaintiff.

    Won various trademark oppositions, opposition appeals, rejection appeals, and dispute cancellations before the CTMO and the TRAB, representing hundreds of clients in various industries. These cases cover various issues like celebrity name protection, prior copyright, well-known mark recognition, cross-Class protection, bad faith filing, similarity between marks and goods/services, and distinctiveness of marks.

    Won dozens of complaints under UDRP policy and CNDRP policy in the .com and .cn domain name disputes, representing the world leading companies in various industries.

  • Admissions

    Trademark Attorney
    PRC Attorney-At-Law

  • Education

    Juris Master degree, China University of Political Science and Law
    Bachelor degree in English literature, Hebei Normal University