Yan Zhao assists multinational companies with patent prosecution and patent litigation, as well as other general IP work. He designs patent enforcement and litigation strategies for them with respect to their patent disputes in China.

Yan represents clients to enforce their patent rights in China or to defend them in patent infringement assertions based on PRC patents across a broad range of technology sectors.

He also advises domestic clients on international patent filing and prosecution strategies as well as patent litigation proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. As well as this, Yan advises on, manages, coordinates and attends to trademark enforcements as well as domain name disputes in China and has managed worldwide trademark applications. Yan also advises on cross border technology transfer and licensing in various technology fields.

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