About Us

This English-language blog serves to guide attorneys on navigating Chinese intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent and trademark law. We discuss the latest cases, laws, rules, and guidelines and how they might impact foreign corporations.

China IP Law Update was selected as one of the Top 100 Intellectual Property Blogs To Follow in 2020 by Feedspot on March 2, 2020. 

Authors

Aaron R. Wininger
Director of China Intellectual Property Law Practice
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Aaron Wininger is a Senior Attorney and Schwegman’s Director of China Intellectual Property. Aaron counsels both U.S. and Chinese companies on portfolio development and preparation of their patent applications and office action responses. He has worked with clients in the areas of software, networks (wired and wireless), lasers, medical devices, semiconductors and physics.

Aaron prosecutes both Chinese and U.S. trademarks. He has also drafted and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and international patent applications in a broad spectrum of areas, including computer hardware and software, the Internet, multimedia distribution systems, computer games, digital and analog circuitry, and semiconductor design and fabrication, to name a few.

Most recently, Aaron has counseled Chinese companies on freedom to operate analyses for their entry into the U.S., represented a U.S. gaming company with operations in China, handling Series A and IP issues in China through to IPO; a U.S. scanning electron microscope company, handling their patent portfolio from incorporation through exit via acquisition, and a U.S. wireless company through acquisition. His knowledge of both the Chinese and American markets allows him to advise his clients as they expand their patent portfolios and look for investors to help the company grow.
Aaron has been in China for more than a decade and is conversational in Mandarin. He is a frequent contributor to ZhiChanLi. You can subscribe via WeChat by following zclglobal or visit here.

Chinese Translation:
闻宁阁专注于为中美客户提供专利组合发展管理咨询、准备专利申请文件以及答复审查意见。他与客户合作过的领域包括软件、网络(有线与无线)、激光、医疗设备、半导体及物理学。
闻宁阁律师负责中国和美国商标申请。由其起草并申请的美国与国际专利亦达数百份,涉及的领域广泛,包括计算机硬件与软件、因特网、多媒体分布系统、计算机游戏、数字与模拟电路、半导体设计与制造等。
最近,闻宁阁律师为中国公司进入美国市场提供自由实施专利分析的咨询,代表一家在中国经营的美国游戏公司处理其在中国的第一轮投资和知识产权相关事宜,直至公开募股上市(IPO);还代表一家美国扫描电子显微镜公司处理其自成立至通过收购退出的专利组合;并协助一家美国无线公司通过收购。他对中美市场的了解使他能够为客户扩展专利组合提供法律意见,并寻求投资者来帮助公司成长。
闻宁阁律师在中国已10年多,可使用普通话交流。闻宁阁律师经常向知产力投稿。

 

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Jingyuan Nan
Attorney
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Jingyuan Nan is an attorney in the Silicon Valley office of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. Her practice focuses on computer and software-related intellectual property (IP) work, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications (US and international).  She is also a member of the firm’s China Practice Group, in which capacity she advises the US and international clients on IP issues and strategies in China.  

Her previous experience includes IP cross border licensing, IP portfolio management, IP due diligence for corporate mergers and acquisitions, data privacy counseling on a global scale, and regulatory compliance counseling relating to game publishing in China.

Jingyuan is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker.

 

Jun Wei
Jun Wei
Patent Agent
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Jun Wei is a registered patent agent before the USPTO practicing in the areas of physics, optics, computer software, and medical device. He received his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, M.S. degree in Optics from Beijing Normal University, M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois, and Master degree of Intellectual Property Law from Franklin Pierce Law Center. He was employed as a senior IT consultant with Novell Inc in Chicago. While in China, as a patent agent with a prestigious patent law firm, he prepared and prosecuted a large amount of patent applications (mainly from USA and European countries) filed before Chinese Patent Office. He was a former patent examiner with Chinese Patent Office. Mr. Jun Wei is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.