In the latest Chambers and Partners 2018 Asia-Pacific Guide, LexField Law Offices topped the rankings for PRC Firm specializing in Intellectual Property: Litigation for the fourth time, in recognition of the firm's outstanding expertise, remarkable achievement and unrivaled client satisfaction. Meanwhile, senior partner Mr. Hongyi Jiang was ranked band 1 within this practice area, and senior partner Ms. Jan Liu also achieved the top ranking within in the field of Intellectual Property: Non-litigation.
As one of China's premier patent attorneys, Mr. Jiang served with the Policy and Legislation Division of the State Science and Technology Commission (former Intellectual Property Rights Executive Conference Office of the State Council) from 1993 to 1996. During that period, he participated in several rounds of Sino-US intellectual property negotiations. He went on to found his private practice in 1996 and has devoted most of his time to IP litigation- related matters. Headed by Mr. Jiang, Lexfield's patent litigation team has handled numerous high profile IP litigation cases, many of which have been selected by the Supreme People's Court as the annual Top 10 Representative Cases, or 50 Representative Cases regarding Intellectual Property. Among several of these cases, Mr. Jiang raised fresh perspectives regarding the application of patent law which became new judicial standards and have since been incorporated into the relevant judicial interpretations. Cases his team is currently handling include: representing Qualcomm against Apple in a series of patent infringement litigation cases within China, representing immersion against Apple regarding patent infringement cases (this is the first IP-related case Beijing Municipal High People's Court handed after lifting first instance jurisdiction right), and representing Huawei against Samsung for partial patent infringement cases.
Ms. Jan Liu has practiced intellectual property law since 1988 and is widely recognized as one of China's foremost trademark attorneys. Ms. Liu has successfully represented many of the world's leading corporations in various trademark portfolio management and contentious work as well as unfair competition matters. She has successfully handled a large number of complicated trademark infringement cases, domain name disputes, internet infringement cases and various unfair competition cases. Among her more notable cases, she has successfully represented several world-leading companies' efforts to have their trademarks officially recognized as famous trademarks, subsequently strengthening their legal security for a wide range of goods/services. She has also successfully represented many leading companies in stopping trademark infringements and unfair competition work.
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