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    Attorneys from NTD Ranked the World's Leading Patent Professionals 2023 by IAM


    Recently, the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) released the World's Leading Patent Professionals 2023 and the IAM Global Leaders 2023.

    Mr. Christopher Shaowei, Senior Partner of NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys, Mr. Christopher Shaowei, Senior Partner, Ms. Heather Lin, Senior Partner, as well as Ms. June Wang, Senior Partner, are on the list of World's Leading Patent Professionals 2023. 

    NTD laureled as IAM Global Leaders for consecutive years for our professional service, which fully illustrates the high appraise from the peer for our dedication to IP work.

    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. 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 (the official website).

    Christopher Shaowei

    Christopher has been with NTD for more than 30 years and has litigated many complex cases and frequently represented his clients before administrative agencies and courts 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 and invalidation. 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.

    Heather Lin

    Heather joined the firm in 1994 and became a qualified patent attorney in 1996. With a biotech background, Heather represents a full range of clients, from start-ups to multinational companies. Her practice primarily involves patent drafting and prosecution, patent infringement, validity and FTO opinions and litigation, as well as client counselling in IP strategic planning and portfolio management with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She also advises clients regarding some China-specific IP issues such as utilization of Chinese genetic resources, inventor remuneration and technology import & export registration/approval.

    June Wang

    Ms. Wang has a wealth of experience in the field of telecommunication, computer science, photoelectronics and medical instruments. Her practice primarily involves patent prosecution, patent validity, patent infringement litigation, patent search and analysis, risk assessments, and IP due diligence. Ms. Wang, as lead counsel, has in-depth patent litigation cooperation with Qualcomm in the fight against Meizu and in the battle with Apple in the patent invalidation and infringement litigation cases. She is also the lead counsel on behalf of Huawei to handle several patent invalidation cases and parallel patent infringement litigation cases in China. She also represents Philips, Intel,Microsoft, FCI and Maxim for several invalidation administration litigation /infringement litigation cases in China. Ms. Wang has an excellent reputation in many multinational companies such as Philips, Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Huawei.