Asian Legal Business Ranks Orrick's China Patent Team Tier 1 for Second Consecutive Year

June.16.2014

In Asian Legal Business' recently published annual Asia IP rankings, Orrick has once again ranked as a Tier 1 foreign firm for China patent matters.

Led by Xiang Wang, Orrick’s China IP team has built its reputation in numerous IP-related high profile cases, specializing in sophisticated patent- and trade secret-related disputes, as well as patent prosecution across the region, particularly in the technology, media and telecommunications as well as chemical products sectors.

“With a developing awareness of IP in China, more and more foreign and Chinese corporations have been realizing the importance of protecting their portfolios and enforcing their IP rights,” said Mr. Wang. “In recent years, China’s State Intellectual Property Office recorded a 24 percent growth in patent filings, the highest increase among the world’s top 20 patent offices. I can see a lot of opportunities here. This is absolutely one of the key areas for us to explore and grow in China.”

Earlier this year, Orrick’s China IP team was also named “China IP Team of the Year” at Managing IP’s Global Awards in recognition of its patent, trademark and copyright work.