ICT & software
Johnson's practice focuses on litigating intellectual property disputes, advising on patent invalidation and licensing matters, managing IP portfolio as well as planning and executing IP-related protection, defence and enforcement strategy.
Johnson used to work with the China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd. for more than 15 years, leading the litigation department and trademark department for a few years. He has represented various industrial leaders and multinational corporations such as Ericsson, Intel, Carrier and Otis, as well as many other renowned names in different technical fields.
Johnson used to provide comprehensive legal solutions to a European supplier of safety products in matters covering patent and trademark infringement litigation, customs interception, patent invalidation, online infringement control and market watch, obtaining over 6 million damages for such client in one single case, and using the joint measures of customs interception and patent infringement litigation in another case to aggressively enforce client’s patent (a case selected as a typical case of 2016 by Tianjin courts).
He also defended the patent validity of a famous electric connector manufacturer in an appeal case against the first instance judgment and the invalidation decision of Patent Re-examination Board, reversing the unfavourable decision (a case selected as a typical case of 2014 by the Supreme Court).
Johnson has been elected a few years in a row as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers & Partners. He is listed as a recommended IP Lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition.
In 2021, he is elected member of the INTA Designs Committee for the 2022-2023 term.
Johnson is listed as a Patent star 2021 and a Trade mark star 2021 by the Managing IP.
Year Joined Firm: 2018
Education/Alumni: LL.B, Intellectual Property Law, Peking University
Network Memberships: AIPPI, INTA, LES, ACLA, ACPAA