Xiaofan Chen
Partner, Beijing
AWA Asia

Xiaofan’s practice focuses on both contentious and non-contentious strategic patent portfolio management, including client counselling on patent prosecution, dispute resolution/litigation and commercialisation advice. He has successfully represented international and domestic clients in patent invalidation, patent infringement and administrative cases.

Xiaofan frequently provides clients with opinions on patent validity, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate analysis matters. He also advises on agreements for transferring or licensing patents, non-disclosure agreements/trade secret issues and commercial aspects of patent rights. Xiaofan’s experience and track record in contentious work brings a valuable dimension to the non-contentious patent prosecution and advisory work he undertakes for clients.

His technical fields include mechanical engineering and manufacturing, laser imaging and printing/packaging technology, computer science, internet technology, e-commerce, and business methods. In addition to having extensive experience in filing applications and securing patents on behalf of international clients before the China National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA), Xiaofan is experienced in assisting domestic applicants in securing their patent rights before major patent offices in other jurisdictions.

Xiaofan has been admitted to practice before the CNIPA since 2006 and is one of the first patent litigators to be officially registered with the Supreme People’s Court in China. Xiaofan has been recommended for patent prosecution in China in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

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