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Liaoteng WANG

  • Global Office Head
  • Head of Silicon Valley Office
  • U.S. Patent Attorney

Dr. 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.

  • Areas of Practice

    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    • Defended SMIC against TSMC (represented by Keker & Van Nest) in a bet-the-company billion-dollar trade secrets/breach of contract case involving semiconductor device fabrication technologies: drafted document requests, interrogatories, and discovery responses; conducted document review; assisted offensive and defensive depositions; worked on expert declarations on ion implantation and design rules; defeated Motion for Preliminary Injunction by TSMC.
    • Defended Affymetrix against MIT and E8 Pharmaceuticals (represented by the Blackberry Lawsuit Lawyers at Wiley Rein) in a patent infringement case involving hundreds of millions of dollars of damages claims: served as the lead associate and managed all aspects of the case from the initial disclosure to the close of fact discovery; formulated claim construction and case strategies; interviewed Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis; prepared the partners for the depositions of Professor David Housman and Professor Eric Lander; won Motion to Dismiss at the District Court and judgment of non-infringement at the Federal Circuit.
    • Represented UTStarcom in an FCPA investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice.
    • Avoided an AAA arbitration and resolved a licensing dispute with Eastman Kodak Company involving millions of dollars of claims for overpaid royalties; recovered over half a million dollars in unpaid royalties from a top PC and device manufacturer through AAA arbitration.
    • Prosecuted and managed U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications; managed a portfolio of hundreds of patents, patent applications, trademarks, and trademark applications.
    • Provided legal counseling to hundreds of researchers in dozens of high-tech labs at the U.S. R&D Center of Samsung Electronics conducting cutting-edge research and development of products and services such as wearables, digital health, mobile platforms and applications, mobile security, big data intelligence, cloud computing, media solutions, smart TVs, set-top box, audio, IoT, user experience, wireless communications, and medical devices, on issues such as intellectual property, open source, and privacy.
    • Drafted and negotiated agreements including content licenses, consulting agreements, sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements, business associate agreements, and collaboration agreements with universities such as MIT and Harvard and hospitals such as Kaiser and MGH.
    • Provided legal support and overall project management for the US$250 million purchase of the Mountain View campus by Samsung from a San Francisco Bay Area developer in 2015.
    • Negotiated and closed multi-million dollar services agreements and software licenses with Dell, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, and Broadcom, respectively.
    • Experimented with a corporate inversion from California to Cayman Islands through a reverse triangular merger to enable potential future listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Taiwan Stock Exchange; closed US$20 million Series C Financing participated by Intel Capital and Tudor Ventures in preparation for an IPO; assisted in the establishment of a double Irish structure to lower corporate tax.
    • Successfully petitioned and obtained employment-based green cards.

  • Professional Recognition

    State Bar of California
    San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
    Association of Corporation Counsel
    International Association of Privacy Professionals
    Silicon Valley Tsinghua Network

  • Admissions

    Ph.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law – Silicon Valley Office
    Licensed in the States of California and Wisconsin
    Admitted to USPTO, CAND, WIWD, and CAFC

  • Education

    B.S., Biological Sciences & Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, 1997
    Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2002
    J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2005


  • Acting President

  • Areas of Practice


  • Education

    B.S in Literature, Waseda University

Edwin Wong

  • Global Office Head
  • Head of London Office

Mr. Edwin Wong is the Head of GW & Partners based in London. GW & Partners is a partnership between Beijing East IP Ltd., one of the leading intellectual property law firms in China, and Mark Wong & Associates (MWA), a project development consultancy based in Hong Kong.

Edwin received a MSc Degree in Information Technology from University College London and a BSc from the University of Nottingham.

Edwin is a Director at MWA since 2011. Prior to MWA, Edwin was at Qatalyst Partners in London, a boutique investment bank specializing in merger and acquisition advisory for technology companies. Prior to Qatalyst Partners, Edwin has worked in the investment banking team at Merrill Lynch in London and Hong Kong where he was involved in various M&A and Capital Markets and debt transactions, including the US$722 million IPO of Evergrande Real Estate Ltd, US$300 million High Yield Bond offering of China Properties Group, the US$108 million IPO of China Sunergy, NXP's c.$8bn separation from Philips.