China IP announces 2021 Outstanding In-House IP Managers nominations

China IP magazine on February 27 announced the nominees for the awards of the 202Outstanding In-House IP Managers in China on its offical WeChat account. 7 categories of awards are annually given by the IP-focused media company to recognize the excellence in the country’s IP sphere, which was reported to be of about 900,000 professionals in size nation wide. The In-House Managers awards are one of the categories.


32 nominees are all IP counsels in legal departments of top Chinese companies and foreign companies’ Chinese units. They were selected from 60 candidates by a panel of 17 IP experts, including 5 to compete for the awards of extraordinariness excellence and 27 for the awards of excellence. 170 IP managers have been awarded on aggregate since 2012.


China IP will announce the winners at its 12 International Annual Forum to take place on March 18 to 20 in Beijing. The Forum has been primarily oriented to in-house IP counsels since its inception in 2011.


The 5 nominees for the awards of extraordinariness are:

Bai Yajun, Head of IP China, Siemens Healthineers Ltd.

Cui Lingling, General Manager of Patent Affairs, Baidu, Inc.

Jia Hongyi, VP, Joint Secretary, and General Counsel, Kuaishou Technology

Xie Chenyang, VP and Chief Legal Officer, Foxconn Industrial Internet Co., Ltd.

Yang Jingkun, Director of Brand IP Protection, Erdos Group

The 27 nominees for the awards of excellence are:

Chen Dezong, Senior Patent Manager, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.

Chen Yihua, Senior IP Manager, New Ruipeng Pet Healthcare Group Co., Ltd.

Gao Yongzhi, IP Director, CloudWalk Technology Co., Ltd.

Guo Feng, Executive Assistant to the President and General Manager of President’s Office, 3 Clear Technology Co., Ltd.

Hu Xinyue, Head of IP Greater China, Atlas Copco (Wuxi) Compressor Co., Ltd.

Li Lingchuan, Head of IP Affairs (Asia Pacific), FMC Corporation

Li Xiujun, Director of IP Strategy, Vtron Group Co., Ltd.

Liao Can, Director of IP, Shenzhen Breo Technology Co., Ltd.

Liu Congxuan, IP Manager, SonoScape Medical Corp.

Liu Xiaoyan, Director of the IP and Legal Affairs Center, New TV Co., Ltd.

Lu Lu, IP Manager, Inspur Electronic Infmtn Indtry Co., Ltd.

Luo Ying, Senior IP Engineer, Shenzhen Smoore Technology Co., Ltd.

Ma Qingwen, Legal Director, Lunan Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Shi Ying, Director of IP, Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Wang Dadong, IP Manager, CITIC Dicastal Co., Ltd.

Wang Enhua, Director of IP, Jinan Shengquan Group Share Holding Co., Ltd.  

Wang Feng, IP Manager, Farasis Energy (Asia Pacific) Ltd.

Wang Huaizhang, VP of Legal Affairs and IP, Hebei Kaiyun Motors Co., Ltd.

Wang Lishuang, IP Supervisor, Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.

Xu Jiyun, Director of the IP Department, Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd.

Yang Yueshuang, Deputy Director of the IP Center, COMAC Aircraft Design & Research Institute

Yu Liqun, Director of Patents, Beike Zhaofang (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhao Dawu, Director of IP, Guangzhou Xiaopeng Motors Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhao Jie, Director of IP Litigation and Licensing, Qingdao Haixin Electronics Industry Holding Co., Ltd.

Zhao Yan, IP Engineer, Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

Zhu Yuan, Senior Legal Manager, Beijing iQIYI New Media Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhuang Zi’ang, Director of Litigation and IP Law, Xiaomi Corp.


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