Deacons has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. The firm can handle contentious and non-contentious patent matters. The firm's in-house patent attorneys work closely with its IP litigation lawyers on cross-border disputes. The patent attorneys are also involved in patent filing and prosecution instructions in the US, Europe and other jurisdictions in Asia. The team's sectoral expertise include TMT, manufacturing and life sciences. Catherine Zheng heads the firm's patents and designs practice. Zheng specialises in IP protection strategy and patent litigation. Dan Holt joined the firm as a patent attorney.