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IAM recently release their Patent 1000, which recommends Lifang & Partners for patent litigation and prosecution work. IAM stated that: “Offering one of the most complete all-around patent offerings in China, Lifang & Partners excels by combining legal and technology chops and facilitating knowledge sharing between its contentious and non-contentious teams.” Lifang & Partners has been included in IAM’s Patent 1000 each year since 2013.
In addition to the firm’s success, three partners of the firm were recommended as individuals. Managing Partner Xie Guanbin was described as having “racked up and impressive record in closely watch cases” and being “gold-tier counsel”. Senior Partner Yu Haidong’s clients were quoted to have said that: “He is good at getting an overview of the situation and predicting the actions of opponents. He uses extremely skilful litigation strategies to counteract opponents’ actions and gain the upper hand, all while minimising the commercial impact of litigation.” Partner Zhang Yuanyuan was described as an “authority on all things semiconductor and microelectronics”.
About Lifang & Partners
Lifang & Partners has extensive and unique patent litigation and prosecution experience that is difficult to rival. Through nearly 20 years of patent law practice that includes hundreds of litigations and invalidations and thousands of patent prosecutions, we are well placed to meet all of our clients’ patent needs throughout the entire patent lifecycle.
Moreover, Lifang & Partners has participated in most of the major SEP disputes in China. This gives us a strong advantage in patent litigations involving FRAND issues, including matters that involve multiple jurisdictions.
Lifang & Partners takes a strong interest in the industries with which we work. This gives us advantages in IP monetisation because we can think from a commercial and operational perspective and offer clients practical business solutions.
Online and in its printed version, the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the US. As with previous editions, to arrive at the 2021 rankings, IAM undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, as well as positive peer and client feedback.;