WU Li Senior Partner +86 10 64096099 liwu@lifanglaw.com
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Practice experience

Dr. Li Wu is an attorney at law and patent attorney qualified to practice in both China and the United States. His practices cover all aspects of intellectual property law. He mainly focuses on providing full spectrum of patent services to the clients, including patent prosecution, invalidation and litigation. Furthermore, he is also very experienced in helping clients setting up their IP protection and enforcement strategy, in particularly concerning their complex and advanced technology. As such, he regularly represents clients in matters arising from patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and technology transfer. Recently, he has helped the LED giant Nichia Corp successfully enforce their IP rights in China.

As a private practitioner, Dr. Wu had worked as patent attorney in leading law firms in both China and the United States. He also had led an IP boutique firm focusing on patent prosecution and serving clients including Toyota, Yazaki and Sinopec. In addition, Dr. Wu had also served as in-house counsel for a multinational pharmaceutical company for their IP related matters.

Before starting his legal career, Dr. Wu had worked as a scientist in the field of neuroscience for more than 10 years, and his work on the regulation of calcium channels has been selected and published by the world famous scientific magazine Nature (Vol. 419:947-952).

Representative matters

- Represents Amgen in a series of drug patent linkage actions against generic companies before Beijing IP Court and the CNIPA.

- Represented SHARP in the case OPPO vs. SHARP in the FRAND rate disputes concerning 4G LTE SEPs before the Shenzhen Intermediate Court.

- Represented AstraZeneca in defending its pharmaceutical compound patent concerning its blockbuster drug Ticagrelor before the Beijing High Court and successfully overturned the invalidation decision made by the Patent Re-examination Board; represent AstraZeneca in the retrial case concerning this patent raised by the Patent Re-examination Board.

- Represented AstraZeneca in a series of patent validity litigations and infringement litigations concerning its blockbuster drug Ticagrelor.
- Represented Edan, a public Chinese medical device company, in a series of infringement litigations and trade secret misappropriation cases brought up by the giant medical device company Mindray and successfully settled the cases for the client.
- Represented Nichia Corporation in a series of patent litigations against a Taiwan company Everlight Electronic before the Beijing IP Court and the Patent Re-examination Board and successfully won a completed victory for the client, and these litigations are part of a global patent war between these two LED giants in the world.

- Represented SINOPEC in a series of trade secret and patent disputes against INEOs that claimed damages over one billion RMB in total and successfully helped the client achieve a settlement.

- Represented Japanese TRP company in a series of patent validity litigations and patent infringement litigations concerning its key cylinder liner patents before the Patent Re-examination Board, Beijing IP Court and Beijing Supreme People’s Court and won satisfactory results for the client.

- Represented high tech start-ups, public companies, multinational giants, as well as research institutions, including Sinopec, Novartis, Toyota, Yazaki, Nihon Kohden, Align Technology, Nichia, Michigan University, UCSF, Chinese Academy of Science, Qinghua University, Nanjing University, in patent prosecution and re-examination matters in the fields of pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical devices, chemical engineering, mechanics and electronic engineers, and successfully obtained and protected hundreds of patents in these fields.

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