is an in-house patent engineer with 12 years’ experience working in patents. He focuses on patent prosecution, is authorized as a Patent Attorney in China, and routinely works on patents that are essential to industry standards, especially for wireless communications. He also has worked for an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) as a patent infringement analyst and has experience in the field of OLED (organic light emitting devices).
Over the past decade—and likely for the rest of our lifetimes—China has become a favored venue for patent filings due to its increasing GDP and expansive market. However, U.S. applicants familiar with U.S. patent rules should be careful not to employ the same prosecution strategies as used in the United States when filing Chinese patents, as the rules in the two jurisdictions are materially different. For example, in the United States, it is common to file a string of continuation applications for inventions that are licensing/litigation worthy. In China, there is no corresponding opportunity.