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Leader IP’s patent prosecution and patent litigation service was awarded “IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals”

View: 1298     Date: 2020-06-22 07:51

The IAM Patent 1000 2020 rankings have been released and Leader IP is honored to be identified as the leading firm in both patent prosecution and patent litigation tables. 


IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals is a unique guide presented by IAM to identify the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. Over five months, IAM conducted numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. The IAM Patent 1000 provides authoritative value reference for global patent practitioners.


IAM collected feedback from many companies and intellectual property professionals and confirmed that “Riding a wave of effusive praise from peers and clients, Leader Patent & Trademark Firm makes a well-deserved entrance in the IAM Patent 1000 this year”. “The strength of Leader is built on the quality and expertise of its people – they have solid technical backgrounds and rich experience in complex patent cases, as well as a deep sense of responsibility for each matter. They provide comprehensive, forward thinking advice through professional and reliable strategies and solutions that have proven to achieve consistently wonderful results”…


Leader IP has been engaged in patent field for nearly 20 years, and has significant strengths in  representing foreign clients to handle patent filings and prosecution in China, where the strengths are not only lie in preparing high-quality application documents and response to Office Actions, but also in saving procedures/time and controlling the cost effectively. The grant-rate of invention patent applications represented by Leader IP is far higher than the national average level. Taking statistic of 2019 as an example, Leader IP’s grant- rate is about 76% while the national average grant-rate is 44.3% (cited from CNIPA official website). In the meantime, the average rounds of Office Actions for a patent handled by Leader IP is lower than 1.8 and the average examination period is shorter than 22 months.


The firm has acted for hundreds of well-known and even influential patent litigation classic cases, where some cases have been selected as annual representative IP cases or typical cases by Supreme People’s Court and/or Intellectual Property Courts, such as the series of patent infringement litigations between Qualcomm and Apple, the series of patent disputes between Ericsson and Huawei, and the series of SEP and NSEP infringement litigations sued by Nokia against Shanghai Huaqin. Due to the accumulated experience of patent-related disputes, the firm also has outstanding performance on prior art search, patent search, patent infringement analysis, FTO analysis, litigation and/or invalidation strategy design.


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Qualcomm, Daimler, Sony, Siemens, Samsung, Huawei, SZ DJI, Nokia, Xiaomi, Baidu, Jingdong, Tencent, Ali, China Mobile, China Unicom, CRRC, Hisense, Haier, TCL, Skyworth, Neusoft, Science and IFLYTEK, ....