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A practical approach to patent issues

Deacons’ experienced patent team can help you develop a patent strategy that works for your business.

Patent protection and patent litigation represent important challenges for many of our clients. The strategic decisions you make concerning your patent portfolio can have far-reaching consequences for the bottom-line and the balance sheet.

At Deacons we understand what is at stake for businesses and have the experience to provide you with clear guidance and practical support on searching, filing, managing, enforcing and defending your patent portfolio, as well as freedom-to-operate, validity/invalidity and infringement opinions.

We have provided patent advice to clients in Hong Kong for over 100 years, and have had an established practice advising on patent applications and disputes in China for over 20 years. Our team of qualified lawyers and patent attorneys is consistently rated one of the leading regional patent protection practices, and regularly assists household-name brands in both the international and domestic markets. For example, we recently advised on:

  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the area of chemistry and biochemistry for a top-tier tertiary academic institution in Hong Kong;
  • Filing and prosecution of patent applications across South East Asia for one of the world’s leading chemical companies in the area of chemicals, plastics, performance products and agrochemicals;
  • Management of the entire Chinese patent prosecution portfolio for a major US manufacturer of flow control equipment for the oil and gas sector;
  • Advising a public health authority on generic drug procurement, IP-related matters in respect of clinical trials and WTO compliance in respect of government tender procurement;
  • Drafting and filing PCT, US and Chinese patent applications for local and regional  entrepreneurs, companies and tertiary institutions;
  • Preparation of freedom-to-operate, validity opinions and ongoing regional prosecution for various leading homewares manufacturers.

Please take a look at our intellectual property pages for more on the range of work we undertake. And if you would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.