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    Congratulations to NTD Attorneys Selected in Talent Pool of Foreign-related Lawyers of Beijing Lawyers Association


    Recently, the Beijing Lawyers Association released the Talent Pool of Foreign-related Lawyers 2021, in which 263 lawyers from 95 law firms were listed.

    Seven attorneys from NTD were selected after multiple rounds of reviews, and NTD topped among all the listed firms for the numbers of foreign-related lawyers in the field of intellectual property.

    The honored lawyers are:



    Christopher SHAOWEI

    Christopher has been with NTD for more than 27 years and has litigated many complex cases and frequently represented his clients before administrative agencies in China.  He also counsels clients and provides legal services in all areas of intellectual property (“IP”) including licensing, dispute resolutions before administrative and judicial authorities, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secrets, unfair competition, domain name disputes, and patent prosecution. Christopher has been actively involved in the legislative process in China relating to IP laws and regulations and is a frequent speaker/panelist on patent litigation, trademark enforcement and technology transfer issues at various world leading conferences and seminars.

    Christopher has been honored by Asia Law for a consecutive number of years as the leading practitioner in IP litigation area in China. During his recent nomination, he has received the following comments from one of his clients, a fortune 500 company –

    “Christopher Shaowei from NTD is a well-respected patent litigator. Clients like his execution, pro-activeness and creativity. He consistently brings new and creative approaches to resolving our issues. These kinds of skills and acumen are so lacking and rare in typical China law firms.”


    Lily FU


           Lily Fu is specialized in IP protection, data security and personal information protection, and commercial contract dispute resolution. She has represented more than 3800 legal cases over the past 20 years. Lily Fu likes challenges and is familiar with business. Besides, Lily Fu likes research and learns about new issues, and she is good at dealing with complicated cases and providing forward looking legal advice to clients. Furthermore, Lily is dedicated in public legal development, and has spared no effort for the development of industry. She serves as co-vice chair of AIPPI global digital economy committee, member of INTA data protection committee, and secretary general of E-commerce Law committee of Beijing lawyers association.


    Lisa DONG

    Lisa has worked in IP field for more than 20 years. She has been communicating with the top company at home and abroad and participating in their internal training, contacting and dealing with the most advanced domestic issues or cases, tracking and learning the latest developments in laws and regulations. She has extensive practical experience in the establishment and maintenance of the intellectual property system of enterprises and the legal protection of intellectual property rights. She has a deep understanding of intellectual property development strategies and intellectual property protection of multinational corporations and well-known enterprises. She has successfully handled patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition cases of many famous enterprises.


    Nathan YANG

    Nathan Yang is a senior partner of NTD Law Office, as well as an arbitrator of Beihai International Arbitration Centre. He was graduated from University of International Business and Economy with a Master of Law degree, and also obtained an L.L.M. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Yang joined NTD IP Attorneys in 2008 and also takes a role in different industrial organizations including Enforcement Sub-Committee of INTA and Trademark Law Committee of Beijing Bar Association. Mr. Yang has rich experiences in areas such as trademark, anti-unfair competition, copyright, litigation and administrative enforcement, arbitration, investigation, customs detention, IP transaction and licensing, contract and negotiation, domain name dispute resolution, e-commerce and digital, entertainment, privacy and general legal consultancy. He and his cases have been awarded Henan Court Top 10 IP cases in 2014, 2014 Top 10 IP cases by Intellectual Property News, National Excellent Trademark Cases Awards in 2015 elected by China Trademark Agency Association, 2014 -2018 Excellent Young Lawyer of Xicheng District by Beijing Xicheng Bar Association, Sichuan Court Top 10 IP cases in 2020 and etc...

    Frank MU

    Frank Mu joins NTD in 2007, and provides the legal service in the IP field mainly including patent infringement litigation, patent re-examination and invalidation, patent search and analysis, infringement investigation, enforcement at trade fairs, contract drafting and review, protection of technical secrets, IP license and management.

    Frank Mu is experienced in litigation and has handled many IP disputes representing multinational corporations including Nippon Steel, Michelin, DuPont and the local companies in China. A patent invalidation dispute regarding an invention by selection for a stainless steel represented by Frank Mu is selected as one of the 50 classic IP cases by Supreme Court in 2013, and also one of the top 10 IP cases by Beijing courts in 2013.

    Frank Mu has a high academic level and has published several professional articles. Frank Mu has participated in drafting “Teaching Materials for the Practices of Patent Agent” sponsored by SIPO.


    Fei KOU

    Dr. Kou joined NTD as a patent attorney in 2014 and handled patent filings and prosecuting cases. He became a patent litigator in 2016 and has been providing legal services relating to patent invalidation, administrative litigation, civil litigation, FTO search, IP strategy consulting, patent validity & infringement analysis, etc. in various practice areas including biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals etc...

    Before joining NTD, Dr. Kou started his career as a patent examiner in State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C., where he received professional training of IP and handled hundreds of patent examination on medical apparatus, analytical and detecting instruments, biological detection, etc. for four years.


    Jerry X. FENG

          Jerry has been with NTD for more than 10 years. He counsels clients and provides legal services in all areas of intellectual property (“IP”) including online infringement analysis and protection, software infringement analysis, domain dispute, licensing, investigation and litigation regarding copyright, trademark and patent.