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Intellectual Property (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Compact team with experience in a wide range of IP work, and notably focused on taking on significant cross-border transactional matters, as well as being skilled at handling patent infringement litigation and trade secret misappropriation disputes. Distinguished client following including top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as having a strong following in the technology and software sectors. Notably active on US-China matters and well versed in data privacy and technology transfer matters.

Strengths

One impressed client highlights the team's industry-specific knowledge, noting: "They have excellent technical skills from a legal and scientific perspective."

Market sources agree, noting that the team draw on their "strong" life sciences expertise in their IP work.

Notable practitioners

Geoffrey Lin is singled out for his deft handling of life sciences-related IP mandates, especially in relation to commercial agreements and licensing, partnership and distribution deals. He continues to attract an array of instructions from corporations in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. An appreciative client highlights him as "an excellent lawyer," explaining: "He is able to provide clear legal advice on complex matters and provides good counsel on how to navigate the Chinese legal system."

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Overview

For over 150 years, our global intellectual property group has provided clients across the world with a broad spectrum of IP services, handling cutting-edge cases, transactions and other strategic matters from four international offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul and from six offices in key cities across the United States – Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. On the ground across three different continents, our intellectual property professionals provide clients with around-the-clock, top-tier IP support on an international stage.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/intellectual-property.aspx

Intellectual Property (International Firms) Department

Ropes & Gray LLP

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36F, Park Place

1601 Nanjing Road West

Shanghai

Shanghai

China

200040

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Intellectual Property (International Firms)


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