Firm Profile > Kangxin Partners, p.c. > Beijing, China

Kangxin Partners, p.c.
BEIJING 100098

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms Tier 3

Kangxin Partners, p.c.'s key area is patent filing and prosecution work, with three specialised divisions focussing on electronics, chemistry and life sciences and mechanics. Shirley Dong  and James Chen  respectively lead the domestic and foreign patent departments and and deal with a large volume of patent applications. Aside from patents, the firm also has a sizeable trademarks offering; Gloria Wu  assists international brands with developing protection strategies in China. Managing partner Samson Yu  is another name to note and advises on a range of contentious and prosecution issues.

Other key lawyers:

Gloria Wu; Gary Wu



Key clients

Hallys Corporation

The firm: Since establishment in 1994, Kangxin has grown into a leader among IP law firms in China,  with 11 offices globally including Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xi’an, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Germany, the United States and Japan. The firm’s client base is not only within China but on an international scale. Moreover, the broad range of clients includes start-ups, well-known domestic entities, as well as Fortune 500 multinationals. Over the years, Kangxin has grown significantly while continuing to focus on superior service and proficiency. This is accomplished through ongoing internal professional training.

The focus on clients’ best interests has set Kangxin apart from other IP firms in China. The firm’s efforts throughout the years have earned it numerous accolades, including top honours from Chambers and Partners, Asia Law & Practice, and Managing Intellectual Property. Kangxin places the utmost value on its clients and has developed a service-centric culture. Kangxin makes sure that all client enquiries are replied to promptly, and understands that quality standards should be based on client satisfaction. It is able to provide advice in a cost-efficient and time-efficient manner.

Kangxin is one of the few IP firms which has obtained ISO 9001 certification. It has helped it to establish clear standards and guidelines in each aspect of its operations. Furthermore, the firm utilises a streamlined review system and state-of-the-art computer systems to ensure deadlines are met and matters proceed on schedule.

Areas of practice: With dedicated teams specialising in IP litigation, enforcement, and patent and trademark prosecution, Kangxin remains a driving force for intellectual property protection in China and around the world.

The firm is proud to say that its practitioners are highly professional, responsive and efficient. The firm has recruited many IP professionals from across China and abroad to join the team. Currently there are more than 400 staff, 220 of whom are specialised IP professionals. Kangxin is organised into several professional groups, each having the ability to meet the particular needs of clients in this ever-changing market.

Patent: patent search and analysis, patent prosecution, patent re-examination and invalidation, patent portfolios management counselling, patent enforcement, patent licensing and transaction.

Trade mark, copyright and domain name: trade mark search and analysis over registrability and availability to use, advising on Chinese equivalents of Latin trade marks, trade mark prosecution, opposition and cancellation, trade mark portfolios management counselling, trade mark enforcement, copyright recordal, computer software recordal, copyright enforcement, domain name registration and dispute resolution, licensing and other commercial transaction services.

IP enforcement: investigation, patent infringement litigation, trade mark infringement litigation, copyright infringement litigation, unfair competition litigation, trade secret litigation, AIC enforcement, patent administrative action, customs enforcement, internet and e-commerce enforcement, dispute resolution of integrated circuit layout, dispute resolution of new plant varieties, due- diligence, negotiation in IP dispute, domain name dispute arbitration, IP licensing, patent pledge.

IP strategy design – IP consultancy: IP strategy consulting, design-around, licensing, business consultancy, invalidation/public opinion, trade mark strategy planning and management, trade mark design and adaptation to the Chinese market, due diligence. Search services: preliminary search, invalidation search, litigation search, clearance search, specific subject search, prior art search, competitor investigation, legal status search, patent family search, trade mark search/watch.

IP transaction: IP advisory and strategy, review and valuation of IP assets, patent portfolio analysis and assessment, IP mergers and acquisitions and divestitures, brands transactions, patent, trade mark, copyright, and trade secret licences, R&D financing, technology transfer, outsourcing, joint ventures and OEM agreements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Patent James Chen 010-56571301
Trade mark, copyright and domain name Gloria Wu 010-56571588
IP enforcement Gary Wu 010-56571588
IP strategy design: consultancy and search services Lucy Li 010-56571588
Patent Shirley Dong 010-56571201
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Brandy E Baker  photo Ms Brandy E Baker of Foreign Counsel
Mr James Chen  photo Mr James Chen Partner, Head of Foreign Patent Department
Ms Shirley Dong  photo Ms Shirley Dong Partner, Head of Domestic Patent Department
Mr Aaron D Hurvitz  photo Mr Aaron D Hurvitz of Foreign Counsel
Ms Lucy Li  photo Ms Lucy Li Partner
Ms Nicole Liang  photo Ms Nicole Liang Partner, Head of Foreign Patent Department
Mr Xiaodong Ren  photo Mr Xiaodong Ren Partner, Head of Legal Department
Ms Gloria Wu  photo Ms Gloria Wu Partner, Head of Trademark Department
Mr Gary Wu  photo Mr Gary Wu Partner
Mr Samson Yu  photo Mr Samson Yu Mr. Yu joined Kangxin Partners, P.C. in 1998 and was promoted to…
Ms Mary Zhang  photo Ms Mary Zhang Partner
Ms Lichun Zhao  photo Ms Lichun Zhao Partner, Head of Trademark Department
Number of partners : 10
Total number of IP professionals : 410+
Total number of staff : 510+
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI)
Contacts :

CLIENT: Anna Romedahl

COMPANY/FIRM: Husqvarna AB (publ)

TESTIMONIAL: I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for providing such clear reports/summaries in your emails. This is really helpful and it makes it easy get an overview of the main points of the office action and regarding which points you need my input.

CLIENT: Tina Lou

COMPANY/FIRM: Patsy Grimaldi’s

TESTIMONIAL: The suggestions are so clear and so important for us.

CLIENT: Yehuda Levy

COMPANY/FIRM: Epilady 2000 LLC

TESTIMONIAL: Thank you for your most informative and valuable report.



TESTIMONIAL: We always thank you for your detailed and well-defined reply.


COMPANY/FIRM: Conseil en Propriété Industrielle

TESTIMONIAL: Thank you very much for your precise and complete analysis.

CLIENT: Jani Kaulo


TESTIMONIAL: We cannot express how grateful we are to your firm because of helping us and our client in this difficult situation.

CLIENT: IP Department


TESTIMONIAL: The patent attorneys gave professional supports and dedicated hard work, in terms of patent mining, patent pre-examination and patent law training. 

CLIENT: Yuqiong Yu

COMPANY/FIRM: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. Ltd.

TESTIMONIAL: The patent attorney can summarize the technical points effectively, based on adequate communication with the inventor and deep understanding of the invention; we are satisfied with your professional service. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

CLIENT: Kefan Chen

COMPANY/FIRM: Gridsum Technology

TESTIMONIAL: The patent application documents are clear and understandable, and the technical features are well expressed.  When drafting the patent, the attorney fully communicated with me and understood the technical scheme correctly.

CLIENT: Patent Committee

COMPANY/FIRM: Beijing AKEC Medical Co., Ltd.

TESTIMONIAL: Your patent team gives us great help. The patent attorneys took in-depth discussion with us on each aspect of the patent, and provided professional and detailed guidance on patent drafting. Thank you for your high-efficiency work.