Dr. Singer John HUANG, President of East IP
Dr. Singer John Huang obtained his J.D. degree and engineering Ph.D. education from Stanford University, and has been practicing intellectual property ("IP"), Internet and technology laws in China for more than 18 years.
Dr. Huang joined Baker & McKenzie's ("B&M") Beijing office from Palo Alto in 1993, and was the attorney in charge of IP and IT law practice there. He later moved to O'Melveny Meyers ("OMM") as the head of its Beijing office and the China IP and IT practice group leader. Dr. Huang started with East IP in 2000 and invited his former colleagues at B&M and OMM to join him. He also invited his good friend at the time, Dr. Lulin Gao, the founding Commissioner of China's State Intellectual Property Office, to join East IP in April 2000 who later set up East IP's captive Beijing firm with 100% funding form East IP in September 2002. Dr. Huang has managed to grow East IP into one of the leading Chinese IP firms with offices located in mainland china, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Dr. Huang, during his 18-year China practice, has handled numerous landmark IP cases, including winning the controversial Viagra patent lawsuits, successfully enforcing IP rights against Huawei, obtaining patent injunction and court victories for Epson and Toyota, securing well-known trademark recognition for Google and Yahoo!, working on the historical TSMC vs. SMIC lawsuits and successfully defending Seagate and Sony in patent troll cases. He has been voted one of the leading IP lawyers by in-house counsels surveyed by Asialaw Magazine consecutively for more than 10 years.
In addition to managing and growing East IP's group of IP firms covering the entire greater China region, Dr. Huang is also devoted to advancing China's IP education and research. He currently serves as the co-head of Internet and IP Law Center at Peking University and he also has been serving as a board director to Peking University Intellectual Property Law School since 2010.