ST HELIER, Jersey, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Underlines commitment to providing specialist local market support in fast-growing IP region
CPA Global, the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management software and services company, has strengthened its patent research capabilities in Asia with the appointment of local market experts in China and South Korea.
The team will provide critical market intelligence and IP decision-making support to corporations and law firms based in Asia or with IP interests in the region. In addition, they will be a key resource for CPA Global's patent research clients globally by providing enhanced access to and greater awareness of Asian language prior art and technical literature.
The new appointments are Daniel Chen, a qualified Chinese patent attorney, former Chinese patent examiner Xiaoyu Sun, and Korean patent attorneys Bohyun Chung and Daeyoun Kim. Their combined expertise covers a broad range of technology areas, including electronics, semiconductors, mobile telecommunications, broadcast communications, mechanical devices, and chemistry.
The team has extensive experience in patent landscaping analytics, infringement and invalidity research, patent prosecution, IP litigation, and IP valuation for corporations from Asia and around the world. Chen worked previously in the Hong Kong offices of international law firms Bird & Bird and Marks & Clerk, and in-house at Hong Kong-based global manufacturing company Techtronic Industries. Sun was formerly a patent engineer at Eagle IP Ltd, a top-ranked patent and trademark agency in Hong Kong, and prior to that was a patent examiner within the telecommunications department of China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). Chung joins CPA Global in South Korea from Lumens Co., Ltd. one of the country's leading LED manufacturers, where he was in-house patent counsel. Kim was previously an Associate at Korean patent firm KBK & Associates, with responsibility for conducting preliminary US reference searches, drafting patent applications and working with clients to develop effective patenting strategies.
CPA Global is one of the world's largest patent search providers, with Chen, Sun, Chung and Kim joining a wider team of 200 patent researchers based in the US, Europe and India.
Joanne Hon, CPA Global's Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, commented: "High quality patent research is becoming increasingly important in ensuring that IP professionals have the best information on which to base strategic IP decisions. China and Korea are the two fastest growing regions for IP in the world and CPA Global recognises the importance to our clients of having local language expertise in patent search and other patent landscaping activities in these markets. The new appointments underline our commitment to providing localised support for clients in Asia as well as international clients looking to better understand the IP landscape in the region."
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About CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets.
CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions. Services include patent portfolio optimisation; patent research and analytics; patent and trademark renewals; IP management software; as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management. CPA Global is also a leading player in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction support, contract management, anti-bribery and compliance, and legal research through global delivery centres in the US, Europe and India.
Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,700 people, serving clients' needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global's diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. For further information, please visit: http://www.cpaglobal.com.
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