The Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine has recently published its rankings for the world’s leading practitioners in the intellectual property industry. Mr. Guanbin Xie and Mr. Xi Sun, lawyers at Lifang & Partners, have been chosen as “the IP Stars” for China by virtue of their professional commitments as well as outstanding contributions to the practice of patent law in this country.
The magazine, researching and ranking IP firms since 1996, is recognized as the most authoritative and comprehensive IP resource in the world. Its annual “IP Stars” list draws up an objective and impartial result for the nominees from more than 70 countries, which was achieved through a lot of research works on the law firms, IP institutes, and their clients.
Lifang has built up its reputation through numerous successful cases and is held in high esteem by clients for its dedication to offering the legal expertise in a way that best services them.
Most lawyers or experts at the law firm hold double degrees in law, engineering or science, and have previous experience working at the central government, the courts, SIPO, or other judicial agencies across China. Cases of the firm were often commended by the supreme and local people’s court and many of them have been selected as classic cases by the court or the Patent Re-examination Board of SIPO.