Kangxin received recognition both on patent litigation and patent prosetution in the 2021 edition of IAM Patent 1000— The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, which published in July, 2021. Additionally, Kangxin's Partners Gary Wu and James Chen were listed as recommended attorneys within their respective practice areas. IAM Patent 1000 is published annually by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine as a guide to the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the world.
When describing Kangxin’s Intellectual Property team, the guide states: “Kangxin Partners PC “delivers consistent results” year after year. Its prosecution practice ascends to the silver tier of this year’s IAM Patent 1000 on the back of its “unrivalled professional competence, high accuracy and strong communication”. James Chen heads the foreign patent department, and his personal practice focuses on semiconductors, material processing and electronics. Kangxin’s huge output of CNIPA-granted patents is complemented by a heavy docket of PCT work – both incoming and outgoing. The Beijing-based department is also tapped to handle critical invalidation and reexamination work. Guiming (Gary) Wu marries prosecution with litigation nous to the benefit of his Fortune 500 clients. Overseas associates appreciate working with foreign-qualified members of the team: “What makes Kangxin special is its ability to understand the big picture and goals of our clients, which is different form the piecemeal legal advice we often received working with otherfirms.””
The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions.