Corporate Vision September 2017

18 CORPORATE VISION / September 2017 , Full-Service, International Law Firm TimTingkang Xia, Ph.D. is Co-Chair of the International Transactions Practice Group for Asia at Locke Lord and a Partner in the Firm’s Atlanta office, where he devotes his practice to foreign and U.S. intellectual propertymatters, as well as significant international corporate matters. As winner of the exclusive 2017 Partner of the Year Award - United States, we interviewed the man himself to learnmore about his ownwork as a legal strategist and that of the Firm itself. Once chosen as the winner of the Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property - Patents for Georgia, Dr. Xia zealously serves his clients with a passion for devising unique solutions for their intellectual property matters. With a reputation as an internationally known legal strategist, Dr. Xia has represented clients in significant matters involving various U.S. governmental agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, Committee on Foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Dr. Xia begins by giving an overview of his work in the field. “I have counselled international clients, in particular, clients from the Great China Region (Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland) in the unique issues they face, in terms of entering and expanding their business in the U.S. In recent years, I spent considerable time and effort in significant matters dealing with various U.S. government agencies. “I continue to counsel both U.S. and international clients in all phases of intellectual property law, including U.S. and foreign patents, trademark and copyright prosecution, patentability, clearance, infringements, validity, licensing, patent portfolio development and management and litigation. Additionally, I still find time to draft patent applications for my clients for their strategic inventions. “I have also prepared and prosecuted more than 4,000 patent applications in a variety of areas, including telecommunications, optics, mechanical and electronic devices, nanotechnologies, liquid crystal display devices, MEMS devices, lasers, quantum spin devices, supercomputing, semiconductors, biotechnologies, medical devices, e-commerce, firmware, software, heavy machinery, toner cartridges and toners, chemical compounds as well as emerging green energy technologies. “I also have a broad range of experience, both nationally and internationally, around intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret matters. I have served as lead counsel in more than 40 cases, including ITC Section 337 investigations, in front of various federal courts, state courts and administrative tribunals around the United States. Dr. Xia’s clients have ranged from individual inventors and high-tech start-ups to large international corporations — both private and public — and prestigious research universities and institutions around the world. Dr. Xia is a frequent speaker at technology and industry associations, international forums, universities and to many other groups concerning international intellectual property protection as well as international corporation law. Dr. Xia explains more and reveals what he did before his legal career commenced. “Prior to my legal career, I worked as a physicist specialising in supercomputing, large scale computer simulation of complex fluids, super-thin-films of polymers and Josephson junction superconducting arrays, electromagnetic properties of high Tc superconductors and the physics of granular metals. I have published my research results and discoveries in Science, Phys. Rev. Lett., Physics Review B and other international leading academic research journals.” About the Firm Locke Lord is a full-service, international law Firm that ranks among The American Lawyer’s top law firms. Their team has earned a solid reputation in 1707CV10