The Asian arm of European intellectual property firm Awapatent, AWA Asia, is extending the 120-year-old firm’s patent practice to China reports Global Legal Post.
The firm has recruited two senior patent lawyers. Xiaofan Chen joins as a partner and Yuanyuan Chu as senior patent attorney in Beijing.
Xiaofan Chen previously worked at Liu Shen and has both contentious and non-contentious experience in patent rights management. Yuanyuan Chu was involved in patent prosecution and disputes in China for the last 13 years at her last two firms, CPA and Liu Shen respectively. She also has experience in coordinating US patent matters.
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AWA Group’s CEO, Magnus Hallin, commented on the development: ‘We are delighted to have Xiaofan and Yuanyuan, experienced Chinese patent attorneys of such calibre join us from major patent practices. Their arrival builds on the success of AWA Asia, enabling a full-service IP offering in China and advancing our vision for AWA Asia as the Asian arm of Awapatent, a leading pan European- Asian full service and top tier IP firm.’