Mr. Zhijun Yan is a partner of GEN Law's patent prosecution team. Previously, Mr. Yan worked as a R&D engineer and department manager in a listed company in Shenzhen and worked for China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd. In its Shenzhen office and Hong Kong headquarters for over 12 years as a patent agent, patent attorney and department manager. In 2009 and 2014, Ms. Yan studied patent law and practice in the U.S. and Europe, respectively.
Mr. Yan has extensive experience in patent drafting, application, and examination in technical fields such as mechanics, medical equipment, electromechanics, LED, and materials science. Renowned clients that he served include GE, Kimberly，JOHNSON&JOHNSON, GM, P&G, SAMSUNG, VW, ABB, ALSTOM, ALFA LAVAL, TETRA LAVAL，AIRBUS, INTEL, SONY, SIEMENS, BOSCH, UNILEVER, KIMBERLY，FEDERAL MOGUL and famous domestic clients such as GAC Group and Mindray.
Mr. Yan also has extensive experience in handling patent invalidation and administrative litigation, having handled nearly 80 cases of Chinese patent invalidation and administrative litigations.
Mr. Yan has practice experience in many areas such as intellectual property due diligence, patent licensing and transfer, IP-related contract drafting, review and negotiation.
In addition, Mr. Yan has extensive experience and successful cases in patent portfolio strategies, infringement analysis, and FTO (China, U.S., Europe, Canada). Mr. Yan also has proven experience in drafting, review, and negotiation of patent licensing contracts and project co-development contracts both domestically and abroad (China-US, China-Japan, China-UK, Mainland-Taiwan).
Mr. Yan has handled dozens of Chinese patent invalidation proceedings, infringement proceedings and patent administrative litigations, with a statistical winning rate of over 90% in the patent invalidation cases.
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South China University of Technology, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, M.Eng.
Tianjin University, College of Materials Science and Engineering, B.E.
Qualification of Attorney-at-Law, Patent Attorney