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    Overview:

      Christopher has been with NTD for more than 30 years and has litigated many complex cases and frequently represented his clients before administrative agencies and courts in China.  He also counsels clients and provides legal services in all areas of intellectual property (“IP”) including licensing, dispute resolutions before administrative and judicial authorities, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secrets, unfair competition, domain name disputes, and patent prosecution and invalidation. Christopher has been actively involved in the legislative process in China relating to IP laws and regulations and is a frequent speaker/panelist on patent litigation, trademark enforcement and technology transfer issues at various world leading conferences and seminars.

      Christopher has served as the Vice President of Licensing Executive Society International 2018-2021, Vice President of Licensing Executive Society China, Senior Counsel of Legal Counsels Committee on Economic and Trade Frictions of CCPIT and so on. He is also a member of Intellectual Property Committee of ACLA, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Intellectuelle (FICIP). Meanwhile, he is the Invited Lecturer of Law School of China University of Political Science and Laws.

       Christopher has been honored for a consecutive number of years as the leading practitioner in IP litigation area in China. During his recent nomination, he has received the following comments from one of his clients, a fortune 500 company –.

       “Christopher Shaowei from NTD is a well-respected intellectual property litigator. Clients like his execution, pro-activeness and creativity. He consistently brings new and creative approaches to resolving our issues. These kinds of skills and acumen are so lacking and rare in typical China law firms.”


    Education and Training:

      • LLM. Santa Clara University Law School
      • Master of Law. China University of Political Science and Laws
      • B.S. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    Practice Areas:

      all areas of intellectual property (“IP”) including IP enforcement before administrative and judicial authorities, patent prosecution and invalidation, trademark prosecution and invalidation, copyright law, trade secrets, unfair competition, domain name disputes.

    Professional Affiliations:

      • Vice President of LES International 2018-2021

      • Vice Chairman of LES China 2010-now

      • Senior Counsel on IP of Legal Counsels Committee on Economic and Trade Frictions of CCPIT

      • Member of All China Lawyers Association

      • Member of All-China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA)

      • Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)

      • Member of American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

      • Member of Associate Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle (AIPPI)

      • Member of Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Intellectuelle (FICIP)


    Working Language:

      English, Mandarin

    Representative cases:

       

      • NO.9 of the 2018 Top 10 Cases of Patent Reexamination & Invalidation published by the Reexamination Board of the State Intellectual Property Office in 2019

      The case of invalidation of utility model patent entitled as ‘Chemical Vapor Deposition Device.”

      The case further interpreted the examination concept of accurately grasping the essence of technology in judging creativity, reflecting the significant role of technical conception in creativeness evaluation. According to CNIPA’s observation when the case was honored

      • NO.7 of the Top 10 Typical Cases of Fujian Court in 2018 (concluded in settlement)

      Dispute over infringement of utility model patent between Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (Shanghai, China) and Veeco Instrument Shanghai Co., Ltd.

      • NO.7 of the Top 10 Typical Intellectual Property Cases of Jinan Court in 2021

      The case of invention patent infringement on ‘Palbociclib API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients)’. The case was tried and decided by no involving complicated judicial appraisal process, reducing the litigation burden and expenses of the parties, according to Jinan Court‘s observation when the case was honored.

      • The Infringement Case of Patent entitled ‘Interlocking Intramedullary Nail’ Recorded in the White Paper on The Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Chinese Courts in 2021 issued by China Supreme Court

      The SPC awarded the full amount of RMB 20 million in damages claimed by the foreign right holder in the case of patent infringement for the “locking intramedullary nail” invention patent based on the refusal of submitting account books from the infringer. Therefore, the legitimate rights and interests of the foreign litigants were fully protected. China has increasingly become a reliable and trustworthy forum for international IP litigation. 


    Awards:

      • Top 50 Outstanding Intellectual Property Lawyers of China launched by IP Lead and IPRdaily on April 26, 2019

      • The Top 100 China IP Experts for 2019 by Asia IP in January, 2020

      • Leading Intellectual Property Service Talents in Beijing in 2020

      • 2020 Honored as one of Leading Patent Professionals in patent fields for 2020 by IAM Patent 1000 published by IP Media Group (www.iam-media.group)

      • Eminent Practitioner for Intellectual Property Litigation in Asia-Pacific Area by Chambers Partners for 2020 in January 6, 2021

      • Leading Patent Professionals in patent fields for 2020 by IAM Patent 1000 published by IP Media Group (www.iam-media.group)

      • Eminent Practitioner for Intellectual Property Litigation in Greater China Region for 2021 in January 11, 2022

      • The Top 100 China IP Experts for 2021 by Asia IP in January, 2022


    Selected Seminars & Events:

       

      • Lecture Topic: The Protection of Intellectual Property in China: Study of the Perspective of the Utility Model System

      Conference: Lecture of the legal department of CCPIT (NO. 49)

      Host: Legal Department of CCPIT

      Time & Place: Online Meeting on March 26, 2021

      • Lecture Topic: A View from a Chinese IP Litigator

      Conference: Section 29, Workshop: Why does “Stairway to Heaven” Lead Us on Evidence for Copyright Infringement? (Moderator: George Hwang, a Singapore music publisher)

      Host: LESI Virtual Annual 2021 Conference May 27-28 Marathon

      Time & Place: Online Meeting on May 27, 2021

      • Lecture Topic: Current Economic and Trade Situation And Intellectual Property Protection

      Conference: 2021 Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei International Commercial Law Forum

      Hosts: Legal Department of CCPIT, CCPIT Hebei Council, CCPIT Beijing Council, CCPIT Tianjin Council

      Time & Place: June 24, 2021 in Handan, Hebei

      • Lecture Topic: Reverse Engineering in China

      Conference: Second Section of Annual Conference of LES (Licensing Executives Society) Italy 2021 which is held virtually

      Host: LES Italy

      Time & Place: Online Meeting on October 20, 2021

      • Lecture Topic: How To Effectively Use Expert Witnesses in Intellectual Property Litigation

      Conference: Chemical IWG (Industry Working Group) IP Workshop on Internet

      Host: QBPC (Quality Brands Protection Committee)

      Time & Place: October 28, 2021

      • Lecture Topic: Legal Changes and Cases Affecting Intellectual Property Operation And Licensing

      Conference: Online Seminar of LES China Branch

      Host: LES China

      Time and place: Online Meeting on April 28, 2022