Carol W. Yan, a senior associate in Orrick's Beijing office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Carol’s practice focuses on patent filing and prosecution, patent-related legal advice and patent litigation across a broad range of industries, including chemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, semiconductor and auto mechanics.

Carol has extensional experience in patent, trademark, domain name, copyright and trade secret.

Carol's recent experience includes:

  • patent enforcement litigations, patent invalidation proceedings, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy efforts;
  • patent prosecution including patent drafting, office actions and reexamination procedures;
  • technology transfer/licensing arrangements for substantial patent and trademark portfolios for companies doing business in China;
  • IP due diligence and portfolio counseling;
  • advising on IP protection strategies, R&D related IP issues and trade secret issues;
  • advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies in regulatory compliance and proceedings in China; and
  • assisting Chinese companies in defending Section 337 U.S. International Trade Commission investigation.

Before joining Orrick, Carol worked with Lung Tin International Property Agent Ltd. and in Jones Day's Beijing Office.

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