Lifang & Partners

China

Analysis

Overview

Lifang & Partners is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in intellectual propertyThe 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. IP lawyer Dahai Wei joined the firm as partner in June 2020. Partner Xi Sun departed to Zhong Lun Law Firm in December 2020. 

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Acted for Samsung in defending a patent infringement claim brought by Solas at Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court. The firm also requested the invalidation of the patent. 

Represented Sony in defending a series of patent infringement litigations involving various Sony PlayStation models filed by Global Innovation Aggregators. This is the first large-scale series of lawsuits filed by an overseas non-practising entity (NPE) in China and is considered by many to be a test of how receptive China is to NPEs. 

Represented Qihoo 360 and Qizhi Software in six patent infringement lawsuits in Beijing and Wuhan against 2345.com.  

Key clients 

Dyson TechnologyKosé CorporationLinkedInXiaomi Communications