The Firm / Managing Partners

Dr. Xiaodong LI

  • President
  • Managing Partner
  • Patent Attorney
  • China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation

Dr. Li is the General Manager of the firm responsible for the entire firm’s operation. Dr. Li is a senior patent attorney and China Supreme Court appointed attorney for patent litigation with abundance experiences in electrical and electronics field related matters, including prosecution, invalidation, reexamination, appeal, and litigation before the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), the Patent Re-Examination Board (PRB), the People’s Courts, and the China Supreme Court. In addition, Dr. Li is experienced on corporate China IP portfolio management and counseling.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Patent
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Highlights

    Shanghai WWP Precision Mould Co., Ltd. v. Jann Cheng Technology Co., Ltd. et. al. Patent Invalidation
    (2010 Top 10 Patent Reexmaination Board Cases)

    Jan Cheng Technology Co., Ltd. et. al. v. SIPO Patent Invalidation Appeal Administrative Lawsuit

    Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation v. Sony Corp. Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation v. Sony Corp. Patent Invalidation

    Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. v. Ericsson Patent Disputes

    System General Corporation v. Power Integration Patent Disputes

  • Experience

    General Manager, Beijing East IP Ltd., December 2012-present

    Patent Counsel / Department Manager, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2006

    Patent Attorney, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2003

  • Professional Recognition

    China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation

    Council Member of the Sixth Council Committee of the China Intellectual Property Society

    Outside Legal Consultant for the Headquarters of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

    Standard Evaluation Expert at the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney

    China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University

    B.S. in Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University

Dr. Jian LI

  • Vice President
  • China Supreme Court Appointed Attorney for Patent Litigation
  • Patent Attorney
  • Managing Partner

Dr. Li is the Vice President of the firm responsible for patent administration and docketing. Dr. Li is a senior patent attorney and litigator focuses on chemical field related matters including prosecution, invalidation, reexamination, appeal, and litigation before the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Patent Re-Examination Board (PRB), and the People’s Courts. Dr. Li also advises on corporate IP portfolio management.

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  • Areas of Practice

    Patent
    Intellectual Property Consultation

  • Experience

    Vice President, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2012 - present
    Patent Attorney/ Department Manager, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2007 - 2012
    Patent Attorney, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2005 - 2006
    Patent Engineering, Beijing East IP Ltd., 2003 - 2005

  • Admissions

    Patent Attorney

  • Education

    Ph.D., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    M.S., Northwestern Polytechnical University
    B.S., Northwestern Polytechnical University

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