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Samson G. Yu

Managing Partner/Patent Attorney, Trademark Attorney, National IPR Panel Expert, Registered U. S. Patent Attorney, CUPL Researcher, Judicial Appraiser of the People’s Republic of China
samyu@kangxin.com
Professional fields
IP Transaction and Due Diligence, IP Strategy Consultancy, Patent Prosecution, Patent Invalidation, IP Litigation, Licensing
Technical fields
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Semiconductor Fabrication, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry
Profile

Mr. Yu obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Dalian Maritime University in 1982, and his International Executive Master of Business Administration from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in 2007.

Mr. Yu joined Kangxin Partners, P.C. in 1998 and was promoted to Managing Partner in 2001. His background and extensive experience in IP law has distinguished him as one of the leading experts in the IP industry.

Mr. Yu began his IP career in 1984 as a patent attorney with the CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, eventually serving as Deputy Director of its German office. In 1990, he joined a U.S. IP firm in Silicon Valley as a patent attorney.

At Kangxin, Mr. Yu currently practices all aspects of Intellectual Property Law, specializing in patent and trademark prosecution, due diligence, and client counseling. He has successfully litigated numerous IP disputes involving patent and trademark infringements and unfair competition.

Mr. Yu worked as an IP strategic designer and advisor for many ofChina’s top companies, providing them with valuable investigation services in their overseas company acquisitions. He is also experienced in assisting Chinese companies in their response to ITC 337 Patent prosecution in the United States and was appointed as one of the principals in charge of the “Study of Research and Optimization on Law Risk Management and Control System for Group Corporations” by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC). The majority of Mr. Yu’s clients are international Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to being acknowledged as one of the top experts in the IP industry, Mr. Yu also serves as an internationally renowned guest lecturer, advisor, published author in intellectual property law, and writer in intellectual property service guidelines. He is routinely invited to lecture at many international conferences. 

Education and experience
Memberships
Honors and awards
  • 2018 Recognized as a Trademark and Patent IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
  • 2018 Ranked in Leading Lawyers by Legal 500
  • 2018 Recognized as Eminent Practitioner by Chambers & Partners
  • 2018 Ranked in Silver of Leading Individuals in IP (enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy) by WTR1000
  • 2017 Ranked in Leading Lawyers by Legal 500
  • 2017 Recognized as Eminent Practitioner by Chambers & Partners
  • 2017 Featured as a Leading Lawyer for China By Asia IP Experts
  • 2017 Ranked in Silver of Leading Individuals in IP (enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy) by World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2016 Picked as an IP Star by MIP Handbook by Managing Intellectual Property
  • 2016 Recognized as Leading Lawyer by Asialaw Profiles
  • 2016 Ranked in Leading Lawyers by Legal 500
  • 2015 Ranked in Silver of Leading Individuals in IP (enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy) by World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2015 Picked as an IP Star by MIP Handbook
  • 2015 Picked as a Patent Star by Managing Intellectual Property
  • 2015 Recognized as legal experts in China for Intellectual Property by Asialaw Profiles
  • 2015 Recognized as Eminent Practitioner by Chambers & Partners
  • 2015 Ranked in Leading Individuals in Litigation and Transactions by iam1000
  • 2015 Ranked in Leading Lawyers by Legal 500
  • 2014 Recognized as Eminent Practitioner by Chambers & Partners
  • 2014 Elected as Leading IP Practitioner by ACPAA
  • 2014 Ranked in Silver of Leading Individuals in IP by World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2014 Ranked in Leading Individual by Legal 500
  • 2014 Recognized as Leading Lawyer by China Law & Practice
  • 2014 Recognized as Leading Lawyer by Asialaw Leading Lawyers
  • 2014 Recognized as Leading Lawyer by Asia IP
  • 2013 Elected as Leading Lawyer by ACQ5
  • 2013 Elected as one of 50 Litigators by Asia IP
  • 2013 Ranked in Leading Individuals in IP by Chambers & Partners
  • 2013 Ranked in Silver of Leading Individuals in IP by World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2013 Ranked in Silver of Leading Individuals in Litigation by iam1000
  • 2013 Recognized as Distinguished Professor and Research Supervisor by Intellectual Property College of Shenzhen University
  • 2012 Elected as Member of the National Intellectual Property Expert Database
  • 2012 Ranked in Band 1 of Leading Individuals in IP: Patent Specialist by Chambers and Partners
  • 2012 Ranked in Silver of Leading Individuals in IP by World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2012 Honored as a Tutor for patent subject at Peking University Law School
  • 2011 Honored as a Guest Professor at Information Science and Technology College of Dalian Maritain University
  • 2011 Ranked in Band 1 of Leading Patent Litigators by IAM Patent Litigation 250
  • 2011 Recognized as Leading IP Practitioner in China by World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2011 Ranked in Band 1 of Leading Individuals in Intellectual Property by Chambers and Partners
  • 2010 Awarded the Certificate of Honor by State Intellectual Property Office
  • 2010 Ranked in Band 1 of Leading Individual in IP: Patent Specialist by Chambers and Partners
  • 2010 Appointed as a Guest Researcher for the Intangible Assets Research Center at the China University of Political Science and Law
  • 2009 Recognized as Guest Professor by Beijing Foreign Studies University Law School
  • 2009 Named Asia Law Leading Lawyer by Asia Law & Practice
  • 2009 Ranked in Band 1 of Leading Individual in IP: Litigation by Chambers and Partners
  • 2009 Ranked in Band 1 of Leading Individual in IP: Patent Specialist by Chambers and Partners
  • 2008 Honored by All-China Patent Agents Association
  • 2008 Named Asia Law Leading Lawyer by Asia Law & Practice
  • 2008 Named in Band 1 of Leading Individuals in Chinese IP field by Chambers and Partners
  • 2008 Recognized as Leading Individual by Beijing Committee of China Promotion Democracy Association
  • 2007 Named Asia Law Leading Lawyer by Asia Law & Practice
  • 2007 Named IP Luminaries by INFORMA Law
  • 2006 Named Asia Law Leading Lawyer by Asia Law & Practice
  • 2006 Recognized as Leading Patent Attorney by Beijing Intellectual Property Office
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