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Xiang Wang

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Dr. Xiang Wang is the Co-Chair of Orrick’s Global Advisory Board, Senior Partner for Asia and the head of Orrick’s China IP practice, splitting his time between three offices: Shanghai, New York and Beijing, where he is the Managing Partner.

Xiang has extensive experience in assisting local and foreign-based multinational companies with all aspects of their IP rights in the U.S., China and Asia, including IP litigation and arbitration, patent infringement, Section 337 U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations, patent office proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPR),  IP due diligence and portfolio counseling, industrial espionage, trade secrets misappropriation, mass torts and product liability, securities litigation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Alien Tort Statute (ATCA) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) investigations and compliance. These matters have implicated a vast array of technologies, from software and electronics to renewable energy and medical devices as well as agricultural and building materials, to name just a few. Xiang also works extensively on cybersecurity & data privacy issues for both Chinese and international clients.

Xiang has been particularly active in Chinese state-owned enterprises related U.S. litigation. Clients turn to his strategic and innovative advice thanks to the in-depth understanding of their business needs and political risks, and appreciate that he “understood the environment in the China legal system and can give nuanced advice”.

Xiang has developed the region’s premier IP practice based on his reputation as one of the few IP lawyers who has a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering, a Chinese Certificate of Laws and admission to practice law in New York, Indiana and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Due to its success in patent disputes in the U.S. and China, involving both foreign and Chinese companies, Orrick IP team was exclusively featured in a documentary film “Patent Wars” by the China Central Television (CCTV).

Xiang is highly regarded for his practical legal advice that results from more than 10 years of experience at medical and electronic device businesses before becoming a lawyer. He also has received four U.S. medical-technology patents in his name.

Xiang has served as the managing director of Asian services for a U.S. medical technology consulting firm; a senior consultant and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of a U.S. medical device manufacturer; the executive director of R&D for a U.S. medical device manufacturer; the director of medical research for the department of surgery of a major U.S. hospital; a software engineer and system analyst for two major U.S. medical device manufacturers and a biomedical engineer for the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing.

Xiang is well recognized for his commitment to help guide the development and advancement of IP laws, regulations and cross-border relationships that affect companies doing business in the U.S. and China. He served as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and as counsel for the R&D-based Pharmaceutical Association in China. Xiang also served as an adjunct professor of electrical and biomedical engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In addition to being admitted in New York, Xiang was also admitted in Indiana (currently non-practicing).




Admitted in New York

New York State Bar Association
ITC Trial Lawyers Association
ICC International Court of Arbitration
American Bar Association
United States Patent and Trademark Office


J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1998
Certificate, Chinese Law, China University of Political Science and Law, 1996
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University, 1991
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University, 1987
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sichuan University, 1982

China: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: foreign firms

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Xiang Wang - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Within: Intellectual property: foreign firms

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP advises local and foreign companies on a range of matters from patent and trade mark prosecution, portfolio acquisition and licensing transactions to litigation, and from copyright, domain name to trade secret matters. Beijing-based practice head Xiang Wang has notable experience in multijurisdictional IP disputes, and Shanghai-based Yufeng Ma ‘responds promptly and persistently delivers high-quality work’. Among its recent section 337 investigation cases, Ma was part of a multijurisdictional team that successfully defended Shenzhen Howshow Technology against Kent Displays in a US ITC investigation involving the alleged infringement of patents relating to liquid crystal e-writers and components, and, in a separate matter, acted for Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) and Foxconn Interconnect Technology in defending an ITC investigation involving alleged infringement of patents relating to certain electrical connectors and components. Other highlights include representing Haier Group against a patent troll in the United States District Court for the District of Texas and assisting Baidu with a large number of patent prosecutions in multiple countries.

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