Mr. He has more than 20 years’ experience in China intellectual property practice for clients at home and abroad. He started his legal career as a patent attorney at a major Silicon Valley law firm and spent about 9 years in an international law firm’s leading IP group. A number of his cases were listed as top intellectual property cases by Chinese judiciary authorities. Major industrial associations often consult with Mr. He on China legal and policy matters.
Mr. He has been actively contributing leadership in education and legal professions. Mr. He is the appointed advisor for LL.M program at Peking University School of IP and Tsinghua University School of Law. He is also a member of International Board of Advisors of Global Antitrust Institute of George Mason University. Mr. He is Secretary General of Sports IP Committee of China IP Law Society. He now serves as special advisor and legal counsel to Eco-Forum Global, the very first China national foundation in green development. Mr. He’s specialty relates to cross-border technology licensing and policy consulting in sustainable development fields. In 2015-2016, he wrote IPR guide for US China Clean Energy Forum (CERC) and edited China version of the Lambert Toolkit for United Kington IP Office.
Mr. He is passionate about making policy changes and contributing to rule of law reforms in China. He is currently carrying out a U.S.-China Intellectual Property Dialogue where top U.S. and China experts convene and deliver roadmap documents for China intellectual property reforms.
Mr. He, a specialized legal practitioner with nearly 20 years of experience in handling complex China litigation, IP, antitrust, policy advocacy and compliance matters. He started his legal career as a US patent attorney in Silicon Valley before focusing on China IP practice. Some of his cases were listed as top IP cases by Chinese judiciary authorities. Mr. He was selected as Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide and Managing Intellectual Property.
He is a member of International Board of Advisors of Global An-titrust Institute of George Mason University. Mr. He is Secretary General of Sports IP Committee of China IP Law Society and Vice Chairman of Legal Committee of International University Sports Federation (FISU) (2015-2020). He now serves as special advisor and legal counsel to Eco-Forum Global, the very first China national foundation in green development.
He currently also leads the policy programs as the executive director of Beijing Zhongguancun (ZGC) Intellectual Property Strategy Research Institute.
Executive director, Zhongguancun Intellectual Property Strategy Research Institute
Advisor for LL.M program at Peking University School of IP
Secretary General of Sports IP Committee of China IP Law Society
Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer - Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015-2020
Leading Intellectual Property Individual — LEGALBAND, 2015-2019
IP Stars - Managing Intellectual Property, 2014-2016, 2019
Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer - Legal 500, 2016, 2017, 2019
Leading Intellectual Property Individual - Legalband, 2015-2019
Leading Lawyer for the Practice Area in Intellectual Property - Asialaw, 2015-2020
The World's Leading Trademark Professionals — World Trademark Review, 2015-2020
Recommended Individuals in Litigation and Transactions - IAM Patent 1000, 2015-2019
IAM Strategy 300, 2020
2019 Client Choice Awards by Lexology
China's Top100 Lawyers - China Business Law Journal (2017, 2018)
Nominated as a Dispute resolution star in Intellectual property - Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2019)
Representing Ericsson in its patent FRAND rate case dispute with TCL.
Representing Sisvel in its patent FRAND rate and antitrust disputes with Xiaomi and OPPO.
Representing two major patent owners in handling antitrust regulator’s investigation for its global licensing practice with respect to telecom patents.
Represented an American telecommunication patent owner company in a series of patent litigation and invalidation proceedings against a Taiwan company.
Represented a telecommunication patent owner and successfully defending its patent in an invalidation case filed by ZTE in relation to LTE technology.
Represented Qualcomm before the Jiangsu High People's Court for three patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.
Representing a semiconductor patent owner against Micron in both infringement proceeding and invalidation proceedings. We successfully won the invalidation case against Micron.
Represented Nichia (Nobel prize winner company) against Everlight in major LED patent litigations.
Represented Universal Park & Resorts in a major licensing transaction (ongoing, jointly with Paul Weiss).
Representing a US medical company in patent prosecution case in front of Beijing intellectual property court.
Representing a retrial of patent validity case on behalf of a major US company in the Supreme Court.
Represented Haier in evaluating a large U.S. patent portfolio for purchasing.
Currently advising a major patent owner in negotiation with potential Chinese partners.
Represented major electronic companies in working with Chinese associations to set up patent pools.
Represented major licensing companies handling antitrust regulator’s investigation involving significant amount of FRAND licensing issues.
Represented Honeywell in securing preliminary injunction against a chemical factory in Shandong province.
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J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2000
B.Sc. in Physics, Peking University
LL.B., Peking University, 1997
Attorney at law (China and the State of California), Patent Attorney (China)