Morgan & Finnegan is First Intellectual Property Firm to Open a Shanghai Office; Chinese Companies Will Receive Full IP Services and Foreign Businesses Advice on Managing and Enforcing IP in China.NEW YORK New York, state, United States
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The new office assists Chinese companies that seek to expand into the United States. Morgan & Finnegan provides a full range of services in the intellectual property area, including procurement of patents and trademark registrations in the US Patent and Trademark Office, enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets in U.S. courts, and defense against charges of intellectual property infringement in the courts and International Trade Commission (ITC ITC (Brit) n abbr (= Independent Television Commission) → Fernseh-Aufsichtsgremium
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"China's growth as a nation and an economy is being fueled by its success in innovation," said Ms. Lin, who was born in Yunnan, China, raised in Hong Kong and has served clients for more than 25 years from New York. "The timing is right to assist businesses in China with opportunities in the U.S. and the West, as well as to support companies with their expansion into China. Morgan & Finnegan works closely with a diverse client base."
Ms. Lin has been involved in the development of IP laws in China since 1979, and has provided advice not only on IP laws but on the cultural and social aspects of doing business in China. She is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Szechuanese) and advised Mr. Ren Jianxin, former President of the People's Supreme Court, regarding IP laws. She also served as Chair of the Special Committee on China for both the NYIPLA and the AIPLA AIPLA American Intellectual Property Law Association and worked with Mr. Jianxin on the proposed draft patent law of the PRC in the early 1980s.
William Hu has a diverse background in international transactions. He worked as outside and in-house counsel for numerous international clients in a variety of fields, including mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, finance, general corporate law, intellectual property, security matters, private placements and international trade matters. He is native Chinese and is fluent in Mandarin and Shanghai dialects.
U.S. clients with whom Morgan & Finnegan is working in China include Caterpillar Inc, United Biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
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Matters addressed by Morgan & Finnegan from Shanghai have included due diligence Research; analysis; your homework. This term has caught on in all industries, because it sounds so "wired." Who would want to do analysis or research when they can do due diligence. See wired. guidance on acquisitions, establishing IP protection policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental , counseling on ITC investigations, IP, licensing and financial agreements in both English and Chinese, and advice on Chinese policies and laws that relate to technology transfers into and out of China.
The firm's clients in China include Henghou Trading Company of Macau and Asian Sourcing International Inc. of Shanghai, to whom MF provides assistance in building a portfolio of U.S. and other IP rights. MF's Shanghai office also works with a number of Chinese law firms on the acquisition of US IP rights. For China-based clients, MF can provide in-depth knowledge and information in Chinese, without the need of translation.
MF's Shanghai office is located in Aetna Towers in Gubei, a newly developed commercial district of Shanghai, ADDRESS 107 Zunyi Road, Aetna Towers, Suite 408, Gubei, Shanghai 200051. Telephone: 86-21-6237-5322.
Maria C.H. Lin has a diverse and international intellectual property law practice that includes domestic and international patent procurement, trademark and copyright registration, licensing and complex high technology litigation. She joined the firm in 1983. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Lin was a research scientist at DuPont and CibaGeigy, now Novartis, and also worked at Celanese Corporation. Ms. Lin has been involved in the procurement of patents for several significant commercial inventions, including REOPRO, HCV HCV
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Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P., founded in 1893, is one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the U.S. The firm has more than 100 lawyers, most with degrees in science and technology, and Ph.D. scientific and technical advisors. Industries in which the firm represents clients include electronics, computers and software, life sciences including medical devices and pharmaceuticals, consumer and industrial products, and e-commerce. Morgan & Finnegan lawyers regularly appear in district courts throughout the U.S. and argue appeals at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The firm's ITC practice based in Washington, D.C. has been bolstered by the addition of Kent Stevens as a partner in its D.C. office. Mr. Stevens, the Immediate Past President of the ITC Trial Lawyer's Association, has been involved in numerous Section 337 ITC investigations over the past 18 years as counsel for complainants and respondents, as senior trial counsel for the ITC's office of Unfair Import Investigations, and as an attorney-advisor in the ITC's Office of Administrative Law Judges administrative law judge n. a professional hearing officer who works for the government to preside over hearings and appeals involving governmental agencies. They are generally experienced in the particular subject matter of the agency involved or of several agencies. . Morgan & Finnegan recently successfully represented Bombardier in an ITC 337 investigation brought by Yamaha, one of the largest patent cases ever litigated in the ITC.
Morgan & Finnegan attorneys have won two of the top 20, and four of the top 50 damage awards in U.S. patent infringement patent infringement n. the manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement for which someone else owns a patent issued by the government, without obtaining permission of the owner of the patent by contract, license or waiver. cases in history. The firm's record of success is unparalleled in protecting clients' intellectual assets in the United States and around the globe. Among the firm's most noteworthy accomplishments are damage awards obtained in Procter & Gamble v. Paragon Trade ($178 million); Mobil Oil v. Amoco Chemicals ($120 million); and Stryker v. Intermedics Orthopedics ($72 million). Additionally, our attorneys achieved record settlements in Procter & Gamble v. Keebler, Nabisco and Frito Lay ($125 million) and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Inc. v. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc., ($150 million). Two of the top 25 significant patent infringement settlements in history were won on behalf of Morgan & Finnegan clients.
The firm has offices in New York, Connecticut, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. www.morganfinnegan.com