Today, we counsel our clients on all aspects of IP rights in Taiwan, Greater China, Japan, Europe and the United States.
Our Taiwan practice draws on the full resources of our global IP team, which The American Lawyer selected as IP Litigation Department of the Year for 2016. We represent clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and all U.S. district and state courts. We have extensive experience guiding clients through patentability in U.S. inter partes review proceedings. We also frequently appear before courts in mainland China, including China’s Patent Reexamination Board (PRB). Our ITC representation of Taiwanese chipmakers Acer, Nanya and Powerchip in a case brought by Tessera was recognized by Financial Times for its innovation, with the paper praising our team for "digging deeper into the technical details than previous defendants to successfully challenge the claimant’s expert." Our representation of TPK Touch Solutions in defense of one of the company’s key Chinese patents before the PRB earned us recognition in Managing Intellectual Property as China IP Team of the Year in 2014.
Our Taiwan team consists of native Asian and U.S. lawyers, many of whom are dual educated. Our lawyers have advanced technical and science degrees in electrical engineering and physics, enabling us to approach each matter with a deep understanding of the technology underlying a client’s business. We also partner with leading Taiwanese counsel to provide seamless services to our clients.