Lifang & Partners

China

Analysis

Overview

Lifang & Partners enters the ‘Highly recommended’ tier in intellectual property this year. The firm has earned recognition for its IP practice, providing legal services to its clients in the areas of IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and technology transactions, and administrative enforcement of IP rights. Partner Guanbin Xie’s practice includes IP disputes, antitrust and competition law, and consultancy for hi-tech companies. The firm hired partner Yan Zhang from Wanhuida Intellectual Property in 2019.

Client feedback

“Lifang has been very active and given detailed advice.” – Intellectual property

Xi Sun

“Managed relationships with clients well.”

Intellectual property
Work highlights

Represented Samsung in patent infringement and invalidation disputes against Huawei. This case is significant to the global smartphone industry.

Acted for Beijing Sogou Technology Development against Beijing Baidu Netcom Technology in a series of disputes involving multiple software patents at Beijing’s IP court. This dispute, which is the first software-related patent dispute involving China’s internet industry, is worth Rmb39.6 million.

Key clients

Adobe, Dyson, Xiaomi Technology, 37 Games