Zhigang Xie

Associate | Patent Attorney (CN)
M.Eng. (mech)

Chinese Patent Attorney
General Manager Shanghai Office (科林凯知识产权)

In the IP business since 2002

Specialized in
Mechanics, automobile engineering, mechatronics, textile engineering, hydraulic technology

Member of
ACPAA

Zhigang Xie

PHONE
+49 89 2488 279 0

FAX
+49 89 2488 279 99

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xie@klunker-ip.com

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Zhigang Xie

Associate | Patent Attorney (CN)
M.Eng. (mech)

Chinese Patent Attorney
General Manager Shanghai Office (科林凯知识产权)

In the IP business since 2002

VITA

Zhigang obtained an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering with focus on Mechanical manufacturing Automation from the Tongji University in Shanghai in 2002.

He started his professional IP career at a Chinese TOP-3 patent law firm in Beijing and obtained his Chinese patent attorney’s qualification in 2002. In the following years he practices patent prosecution, mainly before SIPO, and was trained in US and EP patent practise during visiting periods at renowned law firms in the USA and Germany.

In 2012, Zhigang moved to Munich, Germany, where he run the European office of a Chinese patent firm and has been its chief representative. In 2015, Zhigang joined KSNH, KLUNKER IP’s predecessor firm, and built up and successfully lead the firm's China Department.

When KLUNKER IP opened its branch office in Shanghai in 2019, Zhigang moved back to Shanghai and took over the management of the new office.

Zhigang’s working languages are English, German and Chinese.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

During his career in Beijing, from 2002 to 2012, he worked mainly on patent prosecution, patent re-examination and invalidation cases before the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO). His experience also includes patent infringement analysis, patent administrative lawsuit and other IP legal services.

During his time at the Munich office of a large Chinese law firm, from 2012 to 2015, he advised German and European clients regarding Chinese patent/trademark matters. He also handled patent and trademark cases in Europe and Germany for Chinese clients.

Since 2015 he works at KLUNKER IP, formerly KSNH, mainly on patent prosecution cases before the EPO and GPTO and trademark and design cases before the EUIPO and the GPTO.

Although his technical background is general mechanical engineering he deals with many other technologies, including mechatronics, vehicle engineering, textile engineering, hydraulic technology, medical engineering, to nem only a few.


KLUNKER IP's SHANGHAI OFFICE (科林凯知识产权)

Zhigang is in charge of KLUNKER IP's Shanghai branch office, which provides special support for the firm's Chinese clients. Together with native Chinese members and further paralegal staff of our China Department in Munich, KLUNKER IP Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd. provides high-quality IP services to Chinese clients and colleagues using English, German and Chinese languages.