Corporate Vision September 2017

CORPORATE VISION / September 2017 19 Representative experience • Acting as lead counsel in several related high-profile cases, such as Ralls Corp. v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, et al., Ralls Corporation v. Tema Energy USA Holding Corporation and United States of America v. Ralls Corporation. • Acting as lead managing counsel for more than 40 significant multi-party, multi-venue and multi-patent litigations since 2004. • Acting as a principal outside worldwide patent counsel for a world-class research institution by drafting, architecting and managing a portfolio with hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications since 2002, where the related technologies are cutting-edge, multi-discipline in nature and complicated. • Acting as lead counsel representing an international technology company for completing an OEE investigation. Professional history • Partner, Locke Lord LLP • Partner, Morris Manning & Martin LLP; and • Partner, Merchant & Gould LLP Professional affiliations and recognitions • Recipient, the Client Choice Award for the Intellectual Properly - Patents for Georgia by Lexology (2014); • Recipient, the Contribution to the Education in Peking University Award (2013); • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - as a top lawyer in intellectual Property (2009 - 2014); • Listed, IAM Patent 1000 for Patent Prosecution (2013-2017); • Listed, Georgia Super Lawyers in Atlanta magazine (2007, 2010-2017); • Listed, Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in Georgia for intellectual Property (2008, 2011-2012); • Columbia University School of Law; - Member - Dean’s Counsel. • The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences; - Member - Advisory Board. • Peking University, School of Physics - Member – Board of Visitors. • American Physical Society; • American Intellectual Property Law Association; • Georgia State Bar Association; • Executive Board of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and; • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Full-Service, International Law Firm Company: Locke Lord LLP Name: Tim Tingkang Xia, Ph.D. Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: Terminus 200 3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30305 USA g complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, Dr. Xia tells us. “Our clients range from Fortune 500 and middle-market public and private companies, to start- ups and emerging businesses. Through our wide-ranging international footprint, Locke Lord has received numerous industry recognitions as a clear global leader in the middle-market sector today. “Locke Lord’s team builds collaborative relationships and crafts creative solutions to solve problems, all of which are designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. Among Locke Lord’s many strong practice areas are: aviation, bankruptcy/restructuring/ insolvency, business litigation and dispute resolution, class action litigation, consumer finance, employee benefits, energy, financial services, fund formation, health care and life sciences, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, international, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, regulatory, tax, technology, venture capital and white collar criminal defence.” In the United States, Locke Lord has an extremely well-recognised presence in Texas, the Northeast, the Midwest, the Southeast and the West Coast, in addition to strong offices in Hong Kong and London. The Firm provides national and international clients service across a full range of practices and industries from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Morristown, New Orleans, New York, Providence, Stamford, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach. Dr. Xia then explains the Firm’s approach to diversity and inclusion. “We embrace multiple points of view and support local diversity committees as well as an overall Firmwide diversity committee. Women hold positions of power in Firm management. There are three women on the Firm’s Executive Committee, including Firm Chair Jerry Clements. The Firm’s Board of Directors has 10 female members, one of whom serves as Co-Chair. “At Locke Lord, diversity and inclusion are integral parts of our strategic plan for success. To have a healthy, successful workplace and provide clients with the highest-quality representation, our lawyers and staff must be free to be themselves. To that end, the environment must not only be free of all forms of discrimination but also celebrate the broadest possible spectrum of viewpoints, perspectives and backgrounds. “We celebrate individuality and promote discussion of diversity and inclusion. We support organisations that share our commitment to diversity and inclusion with our time and our funds. Our diversity is broad- based and stems from varying ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, languages, nationalities and religions. All these factors aid us as we strive for a workplace where lawyers and staff can thrive as legal professionals. “The Firm has looked inward at any barriers to the retention of women, diverse and LGBT lawyers. In conjunction with this process, we have participated in training and engaged in honest discourse regarding these issues. We continue with our strong commitment to diversifying our ranks to operate a superior law firm and striving to be reflective of the communities in which we live and work.” Dr. Xia then underlines the Firm’s approach to corporate responsibility. “Corporate responsibility is an important part of Locke Lord’s mission, as we reach out to the communities we serve in meaningful partnerships and pro bono work. Locke Lord demonstrates its commitment to the communities in which we work and live, through our considerable investment of time and resources, in ensuring that our business initiatives are part of creating a better world around us. “Our lawyers and staff have given back to the communities we serve for more than a century, through charitable contributions and pro bono commitments and more recently in environmental stewardship. As part of a continued commitment to the communities in which the Firm’s lawyers work and live, Don Glendenning serves as Partner in Charge of Corporate Responsibility and Charitable Giving. “Our Firm has a prevailing spirit of generosity that manifests itself through civic and community leadership, volunteerism and financial support. Our lawyers and staff serve on the boards of numerous education, health and welfare, arts, and children’s charitable and faith-based organisations in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are proud of all the associations we have and the commitments we make to better the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.” In conclusion, Locke Lord’s mission statement sets the tone: “At the end of each year, we want our Firm to be better, stronger and more highly regarded than it was at the beginning.”