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Intellectual property


Ping Gu focuses her practice on complicated patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright litigations and licensing matters in China. She handles the most sophisticated and cutting-edge IP cases involving software, semiconductor, wireless communication, and chemistry areas representing multinational companies. Her IP litigation cases received many accolades including: Deals of the Year 2019 and Deals of the Year 2020 by China Business Law Journal; Exemplary Case by the Supreme Court of China (2019); Beijing IP Court Top 10 cases (2016); Patent Trial and Reexamination Board Top 10 cases (2016). She is a Chamber Asia Pacific Band II IP Lawyer. She practiced in New York for 8 years at Morgan & Finnegan and Milbank Tweed previously and she is licensed in New York and before the USPTO. 

  • Ping continues leading her team to have success for Sogou. The series of patent litigations between Sogou and Baidu are known as “the biggest internet patent cases in China”, due to a lot of patents, high amount of damages of $60 million and a variety of new legal issues involved, which bring a significant effect on the IP field and the Internet industry. The cases won in 2019 and 2020, two years consecutively, Case of the Year in China by the Commerce Magazine; one of the cases was selected by the Supreme Court of China as exemplary Supreme Court case. Then the defendant requested the retrial before the Supreme Court, the Supreme court sided with our argument and dismissed the defendant’s retrial request.
  • Ping successfully defended Netgear against Global Innovation Aggregators, an US NPE, in 4 patent administrative infringement cases at Beijing IP Bureau and Hefei IP Bureau. Ping led her team to initiate invalidation proceedings at the patent offices and engaged experts, testing centres and appraisal centres right away. Ping successfully forced the NPE to withdraw 3 of the 4 cases and invalidated the last patent.
  • Ping represents Organic Waste System (OWS) (patentee) in two patent infringement cases and invalidation proceeding involving municipal waste disposal technology. She successfully maintained the validity of the patent. Ping and her team convinced the judge to conduct on-site inspections of the defendant’s huge tanks and compelled production of the infringer’s bidding documents. The court found infringement and awarded OWS $1 million damages and issued permanent injunctions. After this case, OWS was invited to bid on several new municipal projects. The case is now under appeal before the Supreme Court of China.

  • Competition/antitrust
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Patent contentious
  • Plaintiff/claimant
  • Trade and customs
  • Trademark contentious

  • Automotive
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Industrials
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport

  • Admitted to practice in New York
  • Admitted to practice in Fed. Dist. SDNY
  • Admitted to practice in Fed. Dist. EDNY
  • Admitted to Practice in USPTO

  • Juris Doctor, Washington University in St. Louis (1999-2002)
  • Bachelor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law (1996-1998)
  • Bachelor of Science, Qingdao University, 1992-1996