Xiaofan Chen is a partner in the Beijing office of AWA. He frequently provides clients with opinions on patent validity, patent infringement, and freedom-to-operate analysis matters. He also advises on agreements for transferring or licensing patents, non-disclosure agreements/ trade secret issues, and commercial aspects of patent rights. Xiaofan’s experience and track record in contentious work bring a valuable dimension to the non-contentious patent prosecution and advisory work he undertakes for clients.
His technical fields include mechanical engineering and manufacturing, laser imaging and printing/ packaging technology, computer science, internet technology, e-commerce, and business methods. In addition to having extensive experience in filing applications and securing patents on behalf of international clients before the State Intellectual Property Office (the Chinese Patent Office), Xiaofan is experienced in assisting domestic applicants in securing their patent rights before major patent offices in other jurisdictions.
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