About Me

I'm a partner in our Intellectual Property group based in Hong Kong, focusing on complex cross-border IP litigation.

My background in prosecuting IP rights as a patent and trade mark attorney enables me to offer a holistic perspective in international IP litigation, where I specialise in consumer electronics, software and mechanical and materials technology. I have advised on disputes involving embedded software copyright, materials technology, aerospace, semiconductors, chemical and refrigerant technology, LEDs and consumer electronics. I also advise on IP-related competition issues.

In recent years, I have managed teams of lawyers across China, India, Japan and South Korea in high value patent infringement and invalidation actions.

Before joining Bird & Bird in Hong Kong, I practiced in London for several years advising clients on global IP protection strategies including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and oppositions before the UK Patent Office (The Intellectual Property Office), the European Patent Office and globally via the PCT system.

I am a member of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Patents and a committee member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, through which I advocate on issues important to IP rights holders across Asia.

I regularly contribute to IP publications and I am fluent in English and Mandarin.
Education

Studied

  • The University of Hong Kong, CPE, PCLL, Law
  • University of Cambridge, MEng, Aeronautical Engineering

Admissions

  • High Court of Hong Kong (2011)
  • European Patent Office (2004)
  • UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (2004)
  • EU IPO (2003)
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Testimonials

Patent and trade mark attorney Ted Chwu has excellent credibility on the patent front and regularly handles multi-jurisdictional projects for clients which he is representing on the protection of its global patent portfolio as well as on the enforcement of its patent and design rights.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

Ted Chwu is a solicitor and patent and trade marks attorney, acting on trade mark portfolios, patent applications, prosecution and infringement. An interviewee remarks 'he foresees potential problems and offers sound advice and solutions, which he presents in a clear, concise manner as well as simplifying any complex issues'.

Chambers Asia Pacfic (China) 2019

Patent and trade mark attorney Ted Chwu has excellent credibility on the patent front and regularly handles multi-jurisdictional projects for clients such as Gibson Innovations, which he is representing on the protection of its global patent portfolio as well as on the enforcement of its patent and design rights.

Legal500 Asia-Pacific, 2019

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