Laight-Matthew

Matthew Laight

Partner
China and Hong Kong

Overview

Matthew specialises in both contentious and non-contentious matters, advising clients across a broad range of sectors including electronics, pharmaceuticals, communications, information technology, media, broadcasting, and food & beverage.

Matthew heads our Intellectual Property Group in Asia.

With over 20 years of experience in representing multinational companies in China and across Asia, Matthew advises on all aspects of IP covering both contentious and non-contentious matters in licensing and monetising IP.

He regularly advises on major IP litigation and is well-known for managing complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes, working closely with our network of partner firms and developing strategies for cases across the different legal and regulatory environments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Matthew has extensive experience in IP advisory commercial matters including patents, trade marks, copyright, domain names, product safety and labelling issues.  He is also running numerous trade mark contentious matters such as infringement cases, oppositions, cancellation actions and rectifications.

In the past 15 years Matthew has represented some of the world’s leading companies in the life sciences and electronics sectors. His life sciences experience includes contentious matters such as patent, trade mark and unfair competition litigation; and commercial work such as clinical trials agreements, joint promotion and joint marketing agreements, collaboration and development agreements. In the electronics sector, Matthew has been heavily involved in standards issues and the interplay between standards and patents.

Matthew has a long-standing reputation as a leader in his field and continues to be ranked by the major industry publications and legal directories including, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Asialaw, Asia IP Profiles, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Life Sciences 250, and The International Who’s Who Legal directories for Patent Lawyers, Life Sciences Lawyers and Trademarks Lawyers.

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