China

As both the world’s fastest-growing economy and consumer market, China has evolved from a center of manufacturing to a home of diversified multinational corporations.

Today, many Chinese companies are realizing the benefits of establishing IP rights in the U.S., because the U.S. economy is built upon a legal system adapted for upholding private property rights, especially those regarding intellectual property.  

Knobbe Martens has a long history of helping Chinese and other Asia-Pacific clients successfully navigate the constant change in U.S. IP law on legislative, administrative and judicial fronts.  Likewise, we also represent U.S.-based technology and life science companies seeking to leverage their homegrown IP into the China market.

PRACTICE AREAS

Patents

Trademarks

Copyrights

Trade secrets

Unfair competition

False advertising

Licensing and technology transfer

Alternative dispute resolution

Litigation

INDUSTRIES REPRESENTED

Electronics

Semiconductors

Software

Internet of Things (IoT)

Telecommunications

Cloud and Mobile Computing

Security

Social Media

Big Data Analytics

Financial Services

Robotics

Autonomous vehicles and drones

BENCH STRENGTH

Over a dozen Chinese-speaking attorneys and professionals with backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, physics, biology and chemistry.

A team of attorneys, paralegals and other personnel experienced in cross-border legal, language and cultural issues. 

Extensive practice in patent, trademark, industrial design and copyright registration and enforcement.

Deep insight into the interplay between U.S. and Chinese IP law from decades-long relationships with top-tier Chinese firms.

 

LEADERSHIP

We regularly conduct joint U.S.-China Symposiums with the leadership of the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on behalf of the U.S. Bar/SIPO Liaison Council, led by an executive team including Knobbe counsel Andrew Schwaab. Read More>>

Partner John M. Carson is a founder and former co-chairman of the Asian Pacific Committee (APC) within AIPPI-US—the world’s leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of legal regimes for the protection of intellectual property. Read More>>

We've been named by Managing IP magazine as one of the top 10 firms in the world for international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings. Read More>>

We provide California early-stage companies at start-up accelerators, like Plug and Play, with basic guidelines on establishing and enforcing cross-border IPRs.

 

Representative Engagements

Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited

Nuctech Company Limited

Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Academy of Opto-Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Peking University

Beijing University of Technology

TCL Communication Technology Holdings LTD

TCT Mobile International Limited

Basetra Medical Technology Co. Ltd.

HTC Corporation

腾讯科技(深圳)有限公司

清华同方威视股份有限公司

中国科学院微电子研究所

中国科学院光电研究院

北京大学

北京工业大学

TCL通讯科技控股有限公司

TCT移动国际有限公司

Basetra 医疗技术有限公司.

HTC公司

Knobbe Martens Partners John M. Carson, Jane Xia, Yinan Lin and Tom Cowan hosted a webinar presentation, "Developing and Enforcing Your Company's IP Rights in China (PRC)."
In April, Knobbe Martens attorneys John Carson , Andrew Schwaab , and Jane Xia engaged with hundreds of tech entrepreneurs and companies at all stages of growth, as well as life sciences research...
Attorneys John M. Carson and and Tom Cowan co-authored "An Innocent Abroad: A Successful Recovery of Trademark Rights in China" which was published in the International Bar Association (IBA)...