Ms. Shang joined Liu, Shen
& Associates in 2016. She specializes in trademark application, recordal of
assignment and name/address change, review on rejection, opposition, non-use
cancellation action, invalidation action, etc.
Ms. Shang graduated from
Shandong University in 2015 and obtained her Bachelor’s Degrees both in
Japanese and international economics and trade.
- Fuji Kogyo Co.,Ltd. v.Weihai Dicai Fishing
Gear Co. Ltd. Representing Fuji Kogyo Co.，Ltd. file an
invalidation petition against the mark filed by Weihai Dicai Fishing Gear Co. Ltd.
with bad faith, collecting evidences to show the word “GUIDES” in the mark is
used as product name by other business operators and lack of significance.
- Representing BRIDGESTONE CORPORATIONR winning several
trademark oppositions based on prior trademark and prior copyright.
- Representing GS YUASA CORPORATION winning several trademark
oppositions and invalidation petitions based on prior trademarks and bad faith.
Ms. Yali SHAO is a partner at Liu, Shen &
Associates. She is also double qualified as patent attorney and attorney at law
with years of experiences. She joined in the firm in 1997 and mainly specializes
in patent prosecution, re-examination, patent invalidation, patent licensing, IP
litigation, and client counseling with a focus on electrical engineering,
automatic control, telecommunication, electronics, computer science as well as
Internet & e-commerce.
Ms. SHAO handles a number of cases relating to
patent examination, reexamination, invalidation, administrative lawsuit,
infringement lawsuit, licensing and other IP related matters. In recent years,
she has been leading matters including studies of patent law related
regulations and suggestions on revision to the regulations; all kinds of
analysis including pre-litigation analysis, pre-invalidation analysis, and
searching analysis; patent invalidation, patent infringement litigation
relating to Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and non-SEP; patent protection
studies for specific technical fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI),
Internet of Things (IoT), 2G/3G/4G/5G telecommunications, etc.
Ms. SHAO had a master's degree in automation from
Beijing Jiaotong University in 1995. Before joining this firm, Ms. SHAO worked
as a teacher at Beijing Institute of Technology for two years. She received
training from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP,
Washington D. C. in 2004.
- 2016-2019, in a series
of patent infringement and invalidation cases between Samsung Electronics V. Huawei,
leading the team representing Samsung Electronics to attend SEP and non-SEP
patent infringement group cases. The issues involved include the infringement
logic for SEP related cases, calculation of SEP royalties, determination of
FRAND, and determination of injunctions for SEP and non-SEP cases;
- Wang Jianbo v. Microsoft, in the patent infringement
case of Wang Jianbo v. Microsoft, Ms. Shao and her colleagues represented
Microsoft, and the case was finally settled because the plaintiff Wang Jianbo
withdrew his lawsuit;
- Chint v. Schneider, in the patent invalidation case
of Chint v. Schneider, Ms. Shao and her colleagues represented Schneider and
finally won the case in the second instance at Beijing High Court.
- “Patentability of Inventions Concerning Business
Methods,” China Patent Agency, Session 1, 2006;
- “Patentability of Inventions Concerning Computer
Programs,” China Patent Agency, Session 4, 2005.
- Title, “Obtaining Strong Patents Internationally –
from China to the World”, CPAC-AIPPI Session, August 2018, Beijing
- Title “Patentability of Business Method related
Inventions in China,” All-China Patent Agents Association (ACPAA) and the
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Joint Meeting, November 2017,
- Title “What’s the (technical) problem?”, AIPPI 2017
World Congress, October 2017, Sydney
- Directing of the research and participating the
drafting of the report Intellectual
Property Protection for Artificial Intelligence, 2019
Member of All-China Lawyers Association (ACLA)
Member of All-China Patent Agents Association
Member of both Programme Committee and Patent
Committee at Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété
President of Patent Committee at AIPPI China Group
Material Science,Semiconductor,Organic Chemistry,Chemical Engineering
Ms. Song joined Liu, Shen
& Associates in 1996 and became a qualified patent attorney in 1998. She
specializes in patent prosecution, invalidation, counseling, and patent
litigation with an emphasis on polymer, catalyzer, petrochemicals, health care,
environmental sciences, battery, semi-conductive material, chemical engineering
Ms. Song got her
qualification as an attorney at law in 2000. Starting from Joining Liu Shen, Ms.
Song helps clients of all sizes to establish and grow patent portfolios, align
intellectual property strategies, establish their freedom to operate, and
resolve infringement disputes. Ms. Song has extensive experience in patent
invalidity proceedings and patent infringement lawsuit especially in chemical
fields and has represented numerous corporations in intellectual property
disputes including patent invalidation and infringement litigation inChina.
Ms. Song received a Bachelor’s
degree and a Master’s degree in Polymer Science fromSichuanUniversityin 1986 and 1989. She then studied in China University of Politics and theJohnMarshallLawSchoolfrom 2002 to 2004, and obtained a Master’s Degree of Law in 2004. Before
joining Liu Shen, Ms. Song worked as an engineer in the Beijing Leather
Industry Research Institution.
Representative cases that Ms. Song has led or
v. ATOFINA (France), representing Atofina, invalidation;
v. Exxonmobile (US), representing Total Petrochemicals, invalidation &
administrative litigation, one of ten leading cases of 2011;
- Ineos (UK)
v. Total Petrochemicals, representing Total Petrochemicals, invalidation;
Refining & Marketing (France) v. Exxonmobile (US), representing Total
Refining, invalidation and patent license;
(US) v. Shanxi Chemical Institute (Chinese), representing Milliken,
v. Qijing El. Co. (Taiwang), representing Qijing, infringement litigationn;