IPR Litigation

IPR Litigation



  •         SLP lawyers handle various types of IPR litigation (administrative review/appraisal and administrative litigation as well as civil and criminal litigation), including patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, licensing agreement disputes, trade secrets and unfair competition. IPR cases are highly technical and complex with a diversity of behaviors and means of infringement. In view of this, we apply the remedies provided by existing procedures and substantive laws flexibly, while referring to our experiences using other dispute settlement methods. We formulate the most appropriate dispute resolutions based on our clients’ values and judgments, thus obtaining satisfactory results for our clients.
           It is particularly worth mentioning that when representing domestic enterprises that participate in fiercely competitive international markets, our lawyers have a wealth of experience and practical skills in conducting IPR cooperation and dispute resolution with foreign rights holders. Taking U.S. patent litigation as an example, the work of SLP is likely to include assessing, recommending and selecting the most appropriate U.S. lawyers (based on technical background, ability in business negotiation, the relationship between lawyers who issue written legal opinions and litigation attorneys, experience representing companies in courts within specific jurisdictions or before investigative bodies such as the United States International Trade Commission, experience representing clients in China or other Asian countries, degree of familiarity and level of mutual trust with the opposing party in the litigation and/or its attorney, etc.). We then do everything possible to minimize litigation costs for domestic clients by working with American lawyers on specific legal matters (such as evidence disclosure procedures and the protection of evidence). We communicate with American lawyers on behalf of clients, explain their advice and the views of the opposing party to our clients, accurately and adequately express the opinions and business objectives of clients to American lawyers, and provide advantageous evidence for American lawyers, such as prior art. Finally, we monitor the working processes of the American lawyers, assist clients in controlling phased and final decisions, and engage in settlement negotiations.
           Relevant Experience
    ● SLP has represented famous imported wine brands of the Pernod Richard Group (Martell, Chivas, Royal Salute, etc.) protecting their rights as the injured party in many criminal proceedings; we have also played important roles in the various processes of public security criminal investigations, public prosecutions instituted by the procuratorate, and criminal trials conducted by the courts.
    ●Representing the high-end massage chair manufacturer OSIM in Fuzhou, SLP filed design infringement proceedings and won.
    ●SLP provided litigation services for software copyright infringement for BSA (Business Software Alliance).
    ●SLP represented a foreign brand’s OEM in trademark infringement litigation cases.
    ●SLP has acted in many civil and criminal proceedings involving trade secret infringement by shareholders, top managers and technicians of companies.
    ●SLP  represented a leading IP telephone manufacturer in China in negotiations regarding a patent litigation instituted by U.S.NPE in the United States. A settlement was successfully reached at an extremely low cost to the client.
    ●SLP is the ongoing IPR adviser for a well-known consumer electronics enterprise in China. And on behalf of the enterprise, we have dealt with a number of overseas IPR disputes with foreign patentees (including Sony).

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