Overview

Christine’s science background enables her to work seamlessly with technology companies in devising and implementing strategies that will maximise the return from their IP portfolio.

Christine is an Intellectual Property partner based in our Shanghai office.

Her particular expertise is in technology litigation. She has a strong reputation for her ability to handle numerous complex, high value disputes with a cross-border element.

Christine is an expert on the issue of FRAND resulting from the undertakings given by patent owners to various standard setting organisations as part of their IP policies, and advises international companies extensively on its development around the world. She also has substantive experience with regulatory issues relating to inventor remuneration policy and technology transfer in China.

Christine is well-connected with both the international and local legal communities in China. She is involved in a number of high-level EU-China IPR discussions between the Ministry of Commerce and the DG Trade of the European Commission in Brussels. Christine also participated in meetings with the Supreme People's Court to discuss potential reform to the patent legislation and was frequently quoted by legal publications in China on IPR issues.

She was recognised as one of the "Top 250 Women in IP" in 2016 and 2017 by Managing IP. She was ranked as one of the Patent Stars in 2017 in China by Managing IP and mentioned as one of the top Patent and Trade Mark Prosecution individuals in 2017 by "Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards". She was also recommended in IP in 2018 by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and was mentioned as "Up and Coming" in IP in 2018 by Chambers Asia Pacific.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Named in the 'Top 250 Women in IP 2018'

    Managing IP 2018
  2. "Christine Yiu is a force to be reckoned with here; she performs adroitly in high-stakes multi-jurisdictional IP disputes and on transactions".

    IAM Patent 1000 2017
  3. "Recommended as Leader for Patents and Trade Marks".

    WIPR Leaders 2017