Perkins Coie Grows Global IP Practice with Addition of IP Partner in Beijing

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Johnny Chiu has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property (IP) practice. Johnny will be based in Perkins Coie’s Beijing office.

“Johnny is widely recognized and highly regarded for his representation of leading Asia technology companies in complex intellectual property litigation and counseling matters,” said Jonathan James, Co-Chair of the firm’s IP practice. “His deep experience in advising Asian technology companies complement Perkins Coie’s preeminent tech practice and expanding Asia IP practice. We are delighted to welcome Johnny to the firm.”

Johnny represents Asia clients in U.S. patent disputes and other litigation matters and has extensive experience in matters before the International Trade Commission and before U.S. federal and state courts. He also advises Asia-based companies on creating and operating U.S. subsidiaries or affiliates and on U.S. regulatory and compliance matters.

“Johnny’s strong relationships in China will enhance Perkins Coie’s growing presence in this important and rapidly expanding market,” said Michael House, Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s China offices. “Johnny’s experience and strong track record in representing China-based companies in significant IP patent matters will strengthen the high level of counsel Perkins Coie provides to its China-based clients.”

Johnny has been recognized by Chambers Global 2014 – 2015 in the area of China: Intellectual Property – USA (Foreign Expert) and by Chambers Global 2012 for China: Intellectual Property (Experts Based Abroad) and USA: Intellectual Property (Foreign Experts). Johnny earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School; he received his LL.M. from American University Washington College of Law and his LL.B. from Fu Jen Catholic University. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Johnny was a partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Perkins Coie’s IP practice includes more than 250 lawyers focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, copyrights, and trade secret and unfair competition counseling. Its clients include companies in all technologies and industries around the world. The IP practice also has extensive experience litigating patent and trademark infringement actions, internet-related disputes and gray market and anti-counterfeiting claims for companies in the software, online retail, search and electronics industries. Perkins Coie’s clients benefit from its interdisciplinary approach to matters, which combines extensive legal and technical experience with strong corporate and litigation resources in a leading technology law firm.

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