GuopingDa Ph.D.


Shanghai + 86.21.2201.8085 Beijing + 86.10.5866.1202

Guoping Da, an IP litigator and counselor, represents multinational companies in cross-border IP enforcement and infringement actions. These representations have involved a broad range of technologies such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, animal health products, optics, semiconductors, and consumer electronics. Guoping also has extensive experience in the area of trade secrets, and she published an article regarding strategies for trade secret protection.

Guoping is experienced in assisting clients in technology transfer transactions involving significant assets, including Incyte (small molecule drugs and biologics), Huadong Medicine (medicial devices and AI technology), LeaderMed (biologics), and Zhongze Therapeutics (biologics).

Guoping also assists multinational companies on compliance and corruption matters. Her experience includes advising clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues and conducting related investigations, providing compliance training for clients operating in China, and conducting anticorruption due diligence for inbound investment.

Guoping's Ph.D. thesis focused on structure determination and function characterization of gene regulatory proteins, including histone deacetylases and histone demethylases. As such, she is familiar with a broad range of molecular, biochemical, and biophysical research tools centered around X-ray crystallography and structure-based drug design.


  • Major pharmaceutical company arbitrates claims arising out of Chinese investmentsJones Day is representing a major pharmaceutical company in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre arbitration arising out of representations and warranties given in respect of the client's investment in a Chinese drug development company whose senior officers and consultants were subsequently prosecuted in the United States for misappropriation of another pharmaceutical company's trade secrets.
  • LeaderMed Health Group expands pipeline with Aqualung licenseJones Day represented LeaderMed Health Group Limited in subscription of a convertible note and an exclusive license agreement with Aqualung Therapeutics Corporation ("Aqualung") to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Aqualung's clinical stage antibody product ALT-100 in eight Asian territories, including Greater China.
  • Zhongze Therapeutics announces exclusive license of DGX-001 with Digestome Therapeutics for Greater ChinaJones Day represented Zhongze Therapeutics (Cayman) Holding, Ltd. in an exclusive license and collaboration agreement with Digestome Therapeutics, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Digestome's first-in-class oral therapeutic ALT-100 in the Greater China territory.
  • Huadong Medicine announces strategic collaboration with PulseCath to develop and commercialize the iVAC mechanical circulatory product in Greater ChinaJones Day represented Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. in an exclusive license and collaboration agreement with PulseCath B.V. to develop and commercialize iVAC technology in Greater China and selected other Asian Pacific countries.
  • LeaderMed Health Group Limited enters into joint venture and licensing agreement with OPKO Health to develop and commercialize innovative drugs in Asian countriesJones Day represented LeaderMed Health Group Limited in the formation of a joint venture and exclusive license agreement with OPKO Health, Inc. ("OPKO") to develop, manufacture, and commercialize two of OPKO's clinical stage, long-acting drug products, Oxyntomodulin and Factor VIIa-CTP, in Greater China and eight other Asian territories.
  • Huadong Medicine enters co-development partnership with Exscientia to accelerate oncology drug discovery through AIJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. in the negotiation and signing of a research cooperation agreement with Exscientia, a world-leading, clinical-stage Artificial Intelligence (AI) drug discovery company.
  • Chinese financial leasing company provides $15 million loan to KateevaJones Day represented a Chinese financial leasing company in connection with its $15 million loan provided to Kateeva Inc., a developer of the world's first inkjet printer to manufacture high volumes of flexible OLEDs (organic electroluminescent diodes).
  • Chinese financial institution responds to subpoena for records in major U.S. investigationJones Day represented a Chinese financial institution in a matter relating to a significant U.S. government investigation.
  • SharkNinja defends against FTI's claims relating to vacuum cleaner technologyJones Day defended SharkNinja Operating LLC against Flexible Technologies, Inc.'s claims of patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of a confidentiality agreement relating to the development of an electrified stretch e-hose for SharkNinja vacuum cleaners.
  • Incyte grants license to and collaborates with Zai Lab to develop and commercialize anti-PD1 pharmaceutical products in ChinaJones Day represented Incyte Corporation in its sublicense out to Zai Lab Limited of certain intellectual property rights to an anti-PD1 molecule licensed to Incyte from MacroGenics, Inc. globally in 2017 and which Incyte is actively developing in the U.S. and other jurisdictions outside of China.
  • Huadong Medicine invests in R2 Dermatology and enters into distribution agreementJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other medical products, in connection with its subscription of Series B Preferred Shares of R2 Dermatology, Inc., and the negotiation of a distribution agreement authorizing Huadong Medicine as an exclusive distributor in Asia for R2's skin whitening products.
  • China UnionPay joins other major technology players in Open Invention Network communityJones Day assisted China UnionPay Co., Ltd.'s diligence on the Open Invention Network ("OIN") community's cross-licensing agreement, which creates a zone of patent nonaggression for certain core Linux kernel technology.
  • Incyte enters strategic collaboration agreement with Innovent for three clinical pharmaceuticals in ChinaJones Day represented Incyte Pharmaceuticals in its strategic collaboration and license agreement with Innovent Biologics for the regulatory development and commercialization in China of three clinical stage pharmaceutical candidates, a FGFR1/2/3 inhibitor, a JAK1 inhibitor, and a PI3K delta inhibitor, for treatment of hematological and oncological diseases.
  • Sequoia China invests in HiFiBiO TherapeuticsJones Day represented Sequoia China in connection with its purchase of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by HiFiBiO Therapeutics, a world leader in the discovery of therapeutic antibodies through single-B-cell screening and analysis.
  • New Enterprise Associates invests in TuyaJones Day represented New Enterprise Associates in connection with its investment in Tuya Inc., a China-based technology company.
  • Public U.S. manufacturer operating in China investigates allegations of misconduct concerning interactions with state-owned customers and customs officialsJones Day assisted a public U.S. manufacturer in investigating allegations of misconduct concerning employees, distributors, and other third party intermediaries interacting with state-owned customers and customs officials in China.
  • Public life sciences company conducts anti-corruption due diligence on multiple acquisition targets in ChinaJones Day counseled a public U.S. life sciences company with respect to anti-corruption due diligence on more than a dozen acquisition targets operating in China.
  • Multinational company reports results of internal investigation of alleged FCPA violations to SEC, which takes no actionOn behalf of a multinational company doing business in oil and gas in the Asia-Pacific, South America, and Mexico, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation into allegations of corrupt payments made to procure business.
  • Hyundai fends off patent infringement action related to vehicle telematicsJones Day successfully represented Hyundai Motor America in a patent infringement suit filed in the District of Minnesota related to vehicle telematics. 
  • Essilor International defends against patent infringement action brought by Hoya CorporationJones Day represented Essilor International and its subsidiaries regarding the alleged infringement of two patents related to various aspects of lens manufacturing.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 2016年1月18日
    • January 18, 2016
      Fee Shifting Strategies for Patent Troll Litigation and IP Review in M&A Transactions
    • 2016年1月18日