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Our firm has gathered a team of well-experienced and capable IP professionals, including attorneys at law, patent agents, and patent engineers. The founder of our firm is qualified as attorneys at law and patent agents both in China and the US; some of our team members are qualified as both attorneys at law and patent agents in China, some are qualified as patent agents in China, and one is a former patent examiner in the Chinese Patent Office. Most of our team members graduated from famous universities at home and abroad with various technical backgrounds, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, communication engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, material science, physics, etc. Our team focus on delivering value-added service to meet the business needs in IP procurement and protection in China.

Founding Partner

Ying Tuo (Founding Partner)

Patent Attorney & Attorney at Law

Mr. Ying Tuo has been practicing in the intellectual property field in China and the United States for more than 25 years. He is a patent attorney and an attorney at law in both China and the United States.

Mr. Tuo worked as an in-house intellectual property attorney with AT&T Corporation and NCR Corporation and was responsible for intellectual property matters for several business units. He was involved with intellectual property counseling, patent application drafting and prosecution, patent strategy planning and portfolio management, supervising outside counsel regarding patent prosecution, licensing negotiation with U.S. and foreign corporations, product analysis to identify potential infringements, asserting patent infringement claims, patent infringement and validity analysis, and investigating and defending third party patent infringement allegations.

Mr. Tuo also worked with several major U.S. intellectual property law firms. His responsibilities included patent application drafting and prosecution, patent infringement and validity analysis, patent portfolio analysis, IP due diligence investigation, drafting responses to defend patent infringement allegations against firm clients, and patent litigation support.

Mr. Tuo returned to China in 2003 and has been specializing in practicing intellectual property law in China. His practice in China includes patent and trademark prosecution, patent reexamination and invalidation, trademark opposition cancellation and invalidation, intellectual property transaction, patent infringement and validity analysis, unfair competition, trade secrets, licensing agreements, technology transfer, IP due diligence investigation, confidentiality agreement, and IP right enforcement and litigation.

Mr. Tuo is active in several intellectual property organizations including the China Intellectual Property Society, the All China Patent Attorneys Association, and the Intellectual Property Committee of the All China Lawyers Association. Mr. Tuo was the Chair of the China Practice Subcommittee under the Far East Practice Committee of AIPLA (the American IP Law Association) and the Vice Chair of the Far East Practice Committee of AIPLA.