DUAN Xiaoling Senior Partner

Personal description

Ms. DUAN Xiaoling is a Senior Partner at Wanhuida Peksung, a leading Chinese IP service powerhouse formed by the merger of WAN HUI DA Law Firm & IP Agency and PEKSUNG IP Ltd in 2016. Ms. DUAN is one of the most experienced patent attorneys of the firm's patent team. Her major areas are Chemical, Chemical Engineering, Material, Pharmaceutical and Food Industry. Ms. DUAN has been practicing in the patent field for near 30 years, including 12 years’ experience with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), where she has served as a senior patent examiner and deputy-director of an examination division from 1988 to 2000. Then, she started her career as a patent attorney, joining China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd. (CPA), and leading the CPA's Chemical & Bio Department for over 10 years. Ms. DUAN is well-recognized by peers and clients for her expertise and abundant experience in the patent field. She remains active in contributing to China’s legislative developments and frequently provides pertinent advice on these topics. She has abundant experience in various patent prosecution, invalidation and litigation cases. She also leads the firm’s patent team in providing patent strategies and FTO analysis to conglomerates both at home and abroad. Ms. DUAN is listed as one of the “National Intellectual Property Leading Individuals” by China’s State Intellectual Property Office. She has also received accolades from various legal media, including: ● Recommended IP Lawyer by “The Legal 500” (2015); ● Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in China by “China Law & Practice” (2015); and ● Leading Lawyer in the practice area of intellectual property in China by “Asialaw Profiles” (2016).

Membership & Qualification

Patent attorney, Judicial appraiser

Council member: All-China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA)

Council member of Beijing Patent Attorneys Association

Council member: AIPPI Chinese National Group

Training instructor: designated by both SIPO and ACPAA

Education & Professional Training

B.S. degree in Applied Chemistry, Beijing Technology and Business University, in 1985

M.S. degree in Fine Chemical Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, in 1988

LL.M. study, setup jointly by Renmin University of China and City University of Hong Kong, from 2003 to 2006

Training at John Marshal Law School