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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

ALIPO, Asia Liuh Intellectual Property Office handles patent and trademark matters for both domestic and international clients, specialising in patent invalidations claims as well as patent infringement cases. Chia-Wen Chao leads on patents, while Wen-Ching Chung heads the trademarks team.
Hsu & Associates’ intellectual property practice is particularly strong in complex trade secrets lawsuits. With a focus on establishing and maintaining trade secret systems for companies as well as on trade secret litigation, firm founder and experienced prosecutor Steven Hsu leads the team.

Intellectual property in Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s intellectual property department, led by Lindy Chern and Grace Shao, is an established presence in Taiwan and has acted in significant patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation lawsuits. The practice manages global trademark/patent portfolios for major multinational clients, including in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, electronics, and technology sectors. Shao is a highly experienced IP lawyer, handling patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation for international brands, and also serves as chairwoman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Taiwan Bar Association. Da-Fa Feng concentrates on patent litigation cases, while Monica Chao specialises in trademark prosecution and enforcement. Jo-Fan Yu is especially active on copyright and digital infringement matters.

Practice head(s):

Lindy Chern; Grace Shao

Other key lawyers:

Da-Fa Feng; Jo-Fan Yu; Monica Chao

Key clients

Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Asia Inc.

Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Asia-Pacific Co., Ltd. (DuPont Group)

L’Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L’Etude Et L’Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude

LMS Co., Ltd

Integrated Service Technology Inc.

Louis Vuitton Malletier (LVM)

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Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law‘s multidisciplinary IP law offering, led by Shelly Chen and Edward Liu, regularly handles patent rights and trade secret cases, as well as IP disputes, for major clients in the semiconductor, food and beverages, technology, and pharmaceutical industries. Chen has considerable trademarks and copyright experience in the media and entertainment sectors, while Liu is a trade secrets and patent infringement expert. Che-Hung Chen has over 30 years’ worth of varied experience in the IP space.

Practice head(s):

Shelly Chen; Edward Liu

Other key lawyers:

Che-Hung Chen

Work highlights

DTT Attorneys-At-Law

DTT Attorneys-At-Law, with offices in Taipei and Kaohsiung, offers clients a comprehensive service, advising clients in relation to IP management, IP litigation, trade secret management and protection, and IP strategy consultation. Justin Chen, Ingrid Chen, Sungmei Hsiung, and David Lin, all of whom work from Taipei, jointly lead the team. Hsiung is a former Intellectual Property and Commercial Court judge with considerable IP expertise, who has recently led the practice in several major trade secret and copyright infringement cases.

Practice head(s):

Justin Chen; Ingrid Chen; Sungmei Hsiung; David Lin


Sungmei Hsiung possesses a profound wealth of legal knowledge as well as experience as a judge. She is well-versed in both domestic and international intellectual property law and maintains an approachable service attitude, consistently earning the trust of corporate clients. She excels at gauging the cultural needs of different businesses, holds a rich trove of information and innovative perspectives, offers reasoned judgments, and respects company considerations.’

‘The company possesses seasoned and specialised lawyers who provide accurate opinions and judgments.’

Key clients

Royal Precision Tools Corporation

Brave C&H Supply Co., Ltd.

FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd

Materials Analysis Technology Inc

TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd

United Microelectronics Corporation

China Petrochemical Development Corporation

Chang Hwa Commercial Bank, Ltd

Happytuk Co., Ltd

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd

Eslite Corporation

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

Taiwan Comfort Champy Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Nutrarex Biotech Co., Ltd.

FlavorLeaks Data Management Technology Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for Royal Precision Tools Corporation in relation to criminal and civil trade secrets misappropriation cases, and assisted the client in establishing a trade secret management system.
  • Assisted Brave C&H Supply Co., Ltd in obtaining the Certificate of Taiwan Intellectual Property Management System (TIPS), as well as in relation to patent strategy analysis and application.
  • Acted as the advocate for FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd in a criminal case involving trade secrets misappropriation, as well as in a civil and administrative case involving patent infringement.


Eiger’s intellectual property team, led by John Eastwood, has significant combined expertise and continues to represent American and European multinationals, as well as domestic companies, in relation to a wide range of IP matters. Eastwood, who sits on the board of directors of Taiwan’s European Chamber of Commerce, has worked in the past year with major food and technology companies in relation to their varied IP requirements, handling litigation for Amazon against a major Taiwan retailer. Heather Hsiao regularly advises iconic American and European luxury goods brands on their IP matters, and has previously secured an important domain-name arbitration victory for an international client. Joanne Lee, who was also involved in that arbitration, has recently acted for a food safety company.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood; Heather Hsiao

Other key lawyers:

Eve Chen; Joanne Lee


‘The Eiger team is very experienced in Asian trademark law. They are responsive and provide valuable advice that is also to-the-point.’

Key clients







World Family English


Work highlights

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law offers both domestic and overseas companies a wide range of services in the field of intellectual property, including in relation to trademark and patent infringement disputes, counterfeiting investigations, and trade secrets cases. Yvonne Lin and Jessie Lee jointly lead the practice from the firm’s Taipei office. Patent attorney Yow-Lun Su, who has a background in biotechnology, plays a key role in the team, which also boasts strong coverage of such areas as electrical engineering, semiconductors, and information and communications technology.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin; Jessie Lee

Other key lawyers:

Yow-Lun Su

Work highlights

Innovatus Law

Innovatus Law’s intellectual property team, led by Jamie Yang, has experience advising major domestic and international clients in relation to a wide range of matters, including copyright infringement and trademark search and application. Yang, who is a seasoned litigator, is admitted to practice in both the US and Taiwan, and handles IP transactional work as well as infringement disputes and trade secret protection. Associate Rose Wang plays a key role in the team, specialising in the detection and prosecution of IP infringement.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Yang

Other key lawyers:

Rose Wang


‘Jamie Yang meticulously examines contracts and informs clients on underlying risks. He also meticulously cross-references the quality requirements outlined in the contracts. He is an excellent attorney who takes great care in these matters.’

‘Jamie Yang is a real professional who provides practical legal advice and is very reliable and approachable.’

‘The team provides a personal service and is very responsive. They think commercially with attention to detail and help navigate difficult and innovative legal issues.’

Key clients

National Human Rights Museum

Taiwan Creative Content Agency

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

Ministry of Culture

Sysco Machinery Corporation

FamilyMart Co., Ltd.

Kuai Kuai Co., Ltd.

Tiger Airlines

ENLA Media Limited

Joint Entertainment International Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised on the copyright clearance for thousands of items at the Human Rights Museum, and provided guidance to the museum on the legal arrangements for the digital and virtual distribution and rendition of its inventory.
  • Invalidated trademark registrations of an adverse prior shareholder of Kuai Kuai, and obtained an order from the Trademark Office confirming Kuai Kuai as a famous brand name, upheld in later proceedings.
  • Assisted Tiger Airlines in relation to its trademark search and application strategies across multiple countries.

Jones Day

Jones Day’s intellectual property team is particularly well known for handling patent and trade secrets disputes. Highly experienced IP lawyer Jason Chen co-leads alongside former district court judge Simon Yu in Taipei. Chen continues to represent a major semiconductor manufacturing company in relation to several intellectual property issues, including patent disputes and licence agreements, while Yu is noted for his strength in IP litigation. Third co-lead Po-Chien Chen is based in Shanghai, and specialises in trade secrets disputes, trademark matters, and privacy policy issues. Chen has previously advised several leading integrated circuit design houses in connection with IP disputes. Associate Barry Lai primarily deals with multijurisdictional litigation, particularly patent and trade secret disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jason Chen; Po-Chien Chen; Simon Yu

Other key lawyers:

Barry Lai

Key clients

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited

Gentle Pharma


Work highlights

K&L Gates

K&L Gates’s intellectual property practice provides a comprehensive service to clients worldwide, from portfolio management and prosecution through to litigation. The firm has a strong presence in Asia and handles matters in Taiwan principally from its Hong Kong office, led by Jay Chiu, a US-qualified IP litigator with considerable experience in the Asia Pacific region. Chiu specialises in patent and trade secret litigation, contested patent office proceedings, and IP-licensing and counselling matters.

Practice head(s):

Jay Chiu

Key clients

Actions Microelectronics Co. Ltd.

Advantech Co. Ltd.

Avision Inc.

Darfon Electronics Corp.

Getac Technology Corporation

Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented Realtek in relation to the alleged infringement of two patents and a potential exclusion order against Realtek and other respondents.
  • Representing Advantech Co. Ltd. in American Patents LLC v. Advantech Co. Ltd. et al. case in the Western District of Texas. The plaintiff American Patents LLC is an IP holding company that claims to hold many patents, including some related to certain wireless technology, and they have filed suit against many high-tech companies.
  • Representing Taiwanese company Avision Inc. in Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Avision Inc case in the Western District of Texas. The plaintiff Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. is an IP holding company that holds many patents, including some related to certain printer and wireless technologies, and they have filed suit against over a hundred high-tech companies.

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law’s trademark disputes resolutions team advises on a broad range of issues, including trademark and domain name infringement disputes, trademark licensing disputes, and disputes over keyword advertising. Ruey-Sen Tsai, Ching-Wen Ting, Dennis Huang, Roger Chang and Gloria Lu, all based in Taipei, jointly lead the practice group. Huang has over 30 years’ worth of experience handling IP litigation/prosecution, licensing, and IP transaction matters, and recently led a team representing a client in connection with a copyright infringement claim concerning the architectural structure of the National Palace Museum. Alina Tang provides key support, and is noted for her strength in IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Ruey-Sen Tsia; Ching-Wen Ting; Dennis Huang; Roger Chang; Gloria Lu

Other key lawyers:

Alina Tang; Daisy Wang; Hsiu-Ru Chen

Key clients

The Procter & Gamble Company

Microsoft Corporation

Valentino S.p.A.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Gap, Inc.

NBA Properties, Inc.


Pernod Ricard

V.F. Corporation

Haleon pls


Work highlights

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP‘s intellectual property team has a strong track record of handling a wide range of IP matters for Taiwanese companies. The team includes a number of practitioners with diverse technical backgrounds, including Taipei- and Orange County-based team lead Robert Benson, who specialises in patent counselling and litigation matters in the semiconductor, electronics, computer software and hardware, and LED technology industries.

Practice head(s):

Robert Benson


‘Robert Benson has excellent communication skills, and his abundant legal knowledge and strategic thinking helps bring cases to a successful conclusion.’ 

‘Robert has extraordinary communication, project management, collaboration, and technical analysis skills.’

‘Robert Benson will provide his suggestions and strategy, combing both client’s and attorney’s angles for a more appropriate solution for this client; and he will not provide exaggerative analysis for obtaining the case. He is good at negotiation and very sharp while facing the other party.’

‘Robert’s team is very honest, decent and creative; good at utilising the resources within the firm to find the appropriate expertise to work on your cases at the necessary basis.’

Key clients

Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

TCL Corporation

Epistar Corporation

Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT)

Compal Electronics, Inc.

Delta Electronics, Inc.

ADATA Technology Co., Ltd

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Realtek in the ITC following a patent infringement trial against Koninklijke Philips.
  • Represented ADATA Technology as a plaintiff in a trade secret litigation against two former high-level employees who helped to create a competing company.
  • Represented Epistar as the plaintiff in asserting twelve patents relating to LED technology against tech and retail giant, Amazon.

Saint Island Group

Saint Island Group’s intellectual property team offers domestic and international clients considerable expertise in relation to patent/trademark prosecution, as well as IP litigation more broadly. The team continues to represent technology giant DELL in connection with a patent infringement suit initiated by Taiwanese company Gauss. Founding partner Patrick Yun is a patent attorney with material sciences, information and software technology, and industrial design expertise. Managing partner Frank Liu has broad experience which includes patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and licensing cases. Tony Chang focuses on IP enforcement and litigation, while Julia Hung heads the firm’s trademark group.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Yun; Frank Liu; Tony Chang; Julia Hung

Other key lawyers:

Sumin Lai

Key clients








Nitto Denko


Work highlights

  • Defended DELL in a patent infringement lawsuit worth NT$10 million plus injunction.
  • Represented Armani in combating counterfeiters in Customs proceedings.

Tai E International Patent & Law Office

Tai E International Patent & Law Office continues to excel in IP prosecution, litigation, and disputes work, especially in cases with significant cross-border elements. The firm also offers considerable trademark and patent expertise. Managing partner and experienced patent attorney Fred Yen has a technical background in biotechnology. Firm CEO Jerry Lin, with electronics engineering expertise, specialises in patent and trademark validity, infringement and drafting issues. The patents division also employs specialists in pharmacology, chemistry, computing, semiconductors, and mechanical engineering, among other fields.

Practice head(s):

Fred Yen; Jerry Lin; Dewey Jeang; Yuni Jiang


‘The attorneys working at Tai E are very professional and responsive.’

Key clients

Abercrombie & Fitch Europe SA

Amkor Technology, Inc.

Assa Abloy Singapore PTE Ltd for kids developments Pty Ltd

Birkenstock IP GmbH

Cellink Bioprinting AB

Delivery Hero GMBH

H. Lundbeck A/S

Hamann Motorsport GMBH

Hansgrohe SE

Karl Mayer Stoll Textilmaschinen GMBH

L’air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour L’etude Et L’exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude

Mattel, Inc.

Nutrex Research Inc

Power Integrations, Inc.

Promerus, LLC

Robert Bosch GmbH

Scania CV AB

SK hynix Inc.

Škoda Auto A.S.

The Boeing Company

UL Skin Sciences, Incorporated

Work highlights

Top Team International Patent & Trademark Office

Comprised of a sizeable team of practitioners with diverse technical and legal backgrounds, Top Team International Patent & Trademark Office has for several decades offered clients expertise in all aspects of IP rights protection, including in relation to patent applications, trademark infringement and IP portfolio strategy. Firm founder and veteran patent attorney Henry Hong leads the practice, while executive director Peggy Wu has worldwide patent prosecution and IP filing expertise. Lydia Wong has experience in the construction, renewable energy, food and beverages, and media sectors, among others. Patent department head Jessica Chen advises on patentability, non-infringement, and patent searches as well as other IP prosecution matters.

Practice head(s):

Henry Hong

Other key lawyers:

Jessica Chen; Lydia Wong; Peggy Wu

Key clients

Media Tek

Christopher Ward



Tsai Lee & Chen Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law

Boutique IP firm Tsai Lee & Chen Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law has experience advising major clients in the semiconductor, computer, telecommunications, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, and electrical engineering sectors, among others, and specialises in patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. The practice is led by Candy Chen, who is licensed as a patent attorney in both the US and Taiwan, Crystal Chen, who focuses on patent enforcement as well as copyright and trademark infringement cases, and Victor LeeParkson Hsu is a key contact with expertise in domestic and international patent, trademark and trade secrets cases.

Practice head(s):

Victor Lee; Candy Chen; Crystal Chen

Other key lawyers:

Parkson Hsu

Key clients

Applied Materials






AU Optronics

Resonac Corporation

ASUSTek Computer Inc.

TSH Biopharm

Shin-Etsu Polymer

Work highlights

  • Represented TSH Biopharm in defending respectively against AstraZeneca and MSD with TSH Biopharm’s generic drug challenge in infringement suits.
  • Represented gourmet pastry maker Lady M in a trademark contentious issue and then later in an infringement suit as well as an invalidity challenge against the plaintiff’s design right

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm’s intellectual property department, led by Joyce Ho and Jeanne Wang, advises domestic and multinational clients in relation to trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret matters, with particular experience handling anti-counterfeiting and infringement cases for major technology and telecommunications companies. Ho and Wang both specialise in IP right protection and infringement disputes in the high-tech industries. Jennifer Lin has over 30 years of experience advising international enterprises as well as government departments, including the Board of Foreign Trade and Department of Health, on domestic and international IP issues. Vincent Lin focuses on patent rights abuse and patent infringement.

Practice head(s):

Joyce Ho; Jeanne Wang

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Lin; Vincent Lin

Key clients

Micron Technology Inc.

Micron Memory Taiwan

FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd.

Apple Asia LLC, Taiwan Branch

Merck Patent GmbH

Taimide Tech. Inc.

MinJing CO., LTD

Mitake Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Micron Technology Inc. and Micron Memory Taiwan in relation to an appeal filed by United Microelectronics Corp. (“UMC”) against the Taichung District Court’s criminal court decision finding UMC to be criminally liable for misappropriation of Micron’s trade secrets.
  • Represented FocalTech in connection with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Novatek Microelectronics Corp., which alleges that the TDDI chips produced and sold by FocalTech infringed upon its five Taiwan patents.
  • Represented Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Genesis Photonics Inc., which alleges that the mini LED chips equipped in iPads infringed upon its three Taiwan patents.

Winkler Partners

Winkler Partners intellectual property department, led by Peter Dernbach in Taipei, is instructed by domestic and international clients in relation to a wide range of IP matters, including portfolio management, enforcement, and litigation. Dernbach has notable experience in trademark and copyright cases in the technology, food and beverages, consumer goods, travel and leisure sectors. Gary Kuo regularly advises global content companies on trademark issues in Taiwan.

Practice head(s):

Peter Dernbach

Other key lawyers:

Gary Kuo

Work highlights