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IAM recently release their Patent 1000, which recommends Lifang & Partners for the gold tier on the litigation table and the bronze tier on the prosecution table. IAM stated that: "Lifang & Partners is best known for its prowess in combining legal and technology chops in high-stakes patent disputes". 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, who is the gold-tier individual on the litigation table, was described as matchting "wits with the very best litigators in the country and has racked up an impressive record in closely watched cases”. Senior Partner Yu Haidong, the silver-tier individual on the litigation table, was praised for his "constantly brought home the wins in court for the likes of leading internet companies". Partner Zhang Yuanyuan, who was voted the bronze-tier individual on the litigation table, 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.;