HaifengHuang

Partner

Hong Kong + 852.2526.6895 Beijing + 86.10.5866.1111

Haifeng Huang is regularly called on to lead teams and advise clients on their complex disputes and intellectual property matters. He has a broad practice covering disputes and transactions involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, antitrust, and technology licenses. The WTR 1000 described him as "one of the country's most seasoned litigators, with a history of representing large U.S. and Chinese concerns in high-stakes disputes."

Haifeng has advised clients on cases in many courts and agencies throughout China and elsewhere, as well as before multiple arbitration tribunals. These cases have involved a diverse range of industries, including software and systems, semiconductors, microelectronics, telecommunications, textiles, chemicals, optics, consumer products, heavy machinery, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotechnology.

He also manages due diligence and transactions and negotiates agreements involving the acquisition, license, and commercialization of intellectual property assets, including R&D collaboration, sponsored research, joint development, clinical trials, cross-licensing, strategic alliance, manufacturing, distribution, consulting, and software services.

Haifeng's extensive experience has received significant recognition, including being named a "WIPR Leader" by World IP Review and selected as an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property. He was also endorsed by peers and clients as a "strategic, very reliable and trustworthy" name and having a "top-notch IP practice" in China in Chambers Global (2020-2021).

Experience

  • Velodyne defeats trade secret misappropriation claims at ITC and District CourtJones Day successfully defended leading lidar developer Velodyne Lidar USA, Inc. against trade secret misappropriation claims in the International Trade Commission and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, resulting in Complainant voluntarily withdrawing its Complaint and terminating the ITC investigation, and dismissing its district court claims with prejudice.
  • NXP sues Impinj for infringing six patents relating to RFID and wafer-layout technologyJones Day is representing NXP USA, Inc. and NXP B.V. in their enforcement of six radio frequency identification ("RFID") and wafer-layout patents against Impinj, Inc.
  • Hikvision successfully dismisses patent suit involving security systemsJones Day successfully represented Hikvision USA Inc. in dismissing claims of patent infringement in a case brought by Richman Technology Corp. in the Central District of California.
  • Hikvision successfully dismisses patent suit involving body camera technologyJones Day obtained a complete dismissal for defendant Hikvision USA Inc. of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Stormborn Technologies LLC in the Central District of California.
  • Qualcomm achieves global settlement with AppleJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated against Apple Inc. and four contract manufacturers of Apple devices in a lawsuit involving claims for breach of contract and violations of federal antitrust laws and the California Unfair Competition Law.
  • Hikvision resolves patent infringement action relating to surveillance camera devicesJones Day successfully represented Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. in a patent infringement action relating to remote control surveillance camera devices.
  • Qualcomm enforces patents against Chinese phone manufacturer and distributorJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated in the litigation of 17 cases in the Beijing and Shanghai Intellectual Property Courts against a Chinese phone manufacturer and distributor asserting patents concerning radio frequency transceivers, device structures, and other mobile phone technology.
  • Multinational company releases web and cloud-connected video camera to U.S. marketJones Day is advising a multinational video surveillance company related to its U.S. release of an internet-connected audio/video recording device and associated cloud storage service.
  • Hikvision USA wins dismissal with prejudice in multi-defendant patent infringement suitJones Day successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal with prejudice and award of costs on behalf of Hikvision USA, Inc. in a patent infringement case relating to security surveillance technology.
  • High Road Capital acquires York WallcoveringsJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of York Wallcoverings Inc., a manufacturer of wallpaper, borders, murals, and RoomMates peel-and-stick removable and reusable wall decals.
  • Riverside completes sale of Baby Jogger Holdings to Newell RubbermaidJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of Baby Jogger Holdings, Inc., a leading designer and marketer of branded infant and juvenile products focused on premium and activity strollers and related accessories, to Newell Rubbermaid, a worldwide marketer of consumer and commercial products with a portfolio of well-known brands.
  • Lesso America defends use of LESSO trademarkChina Lesso Group Holdings Limited/Lesso America retained Jones Day to defend it against claims of trademark infringement brought by Lasco Fittings in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Australian heavy engineering equipment manufacturer pursues patent invalidationJones Day is conducting patent analysis and due diligence and invalidating five Chinese patents hijacked from Australian heavy engineering equipment manufacturer.
  • European multinational pharmaceutical company collaborates on research in ChinaJones Day devised the contractual and IP structure for ensuring full protection of inventions and know-how developed by a Multinational Pharmaceutical company during the course of pharmaceutical and biotech research collaborations with universities and research institutes in China.
  • Multinational engineering equipment company prevails in CIETAC arbitration on technology license in ChinaJones Day successfully completed a technology license arbitration case in China for a multinational heavy engineering equipment company.
  • U.S.-based global supplier of metal semifinished products seeks counseling regarding trade secret misappropriationJones Day advises a U.S.-based global supplier of metal semifinished products on a case of potential trade secret misappropriation.
  • U.S.-based sports equipment company prevails in trademark infringement case before Beijing High CourtJones Day won a landmark case at Beijing High Court on behalf of a U.S.-based multinational sports equipment company regarding the piracy of their trademark, an infringement that threatened the company's expansion into China.
  • UK based multinational valve company obtains landmark ruling in criminal prosecution for counterfeiting in ChinaJones Day obtained a judgment in favor of our client, a UK-based multinational valve and controls company, in an infringement action over the counterfeiting of our client's products.
  • International pump manufacturer rattles counterfeit industry with raids on trade secret infringers in China and AustraliaIn spite of IP crimes having always been low on the priority list of the Chinese security forces despite many years of continuous lobbying, Jones Day successfully lobbied both the Australian and Chinese governments resulting in the Chinese security forces conducting raids against a large group of trade secret infringers (viz. seven factories and around 40 wholesalers and retailers) in China, seizing products, molds, drawings, computers and books and accounts, and incarcerating a major culprit, resulting in factory and shop closures, sending shock-waves throughout the counterfeit industry.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 19, 2021
      Trade Secret Enforcement in Greater China: Past Data and Recent Developments
    • July 21, 2021
      How to Protect Your Innovative Drugs Under China's Hatch-Waxman Act
    • January 18, 2016
      Fee Shifting Strategies for Patent Troll Litigation and IP Review in M&A Transactions
    • 2016年1月18日
      知识产权研讨会——专利流氓诉讼的费用转移策略与并购交易中的知识产权审查
    • 2016年1月18日
      知識產權研討會——專利流氓訴訟的費用轉移策略與併購交易中的知識產權審查
    • October 25, 2012
      China Inbound Seminar: New Challenges and Opportunities for Foreign Investments in China
    • 2012年10月25日
      在华投资研讨会:外商对华投资新的挑战和机遇
    • 2012年10月23日
      生命科学法律剧
    • October 23, 2012
      Life Science Legal Drama - "Mr. Big in Wonderland"
    • May 16, 2012
      Demystifying Well-known Mark Recognition in China
    • April 13, 2012
      Strategies of Defending Trade Secret Lawsuits in China and the US
    • February 13, 2012
      Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid while Protecting Your IP Rights in China
    • September 21, 2011
      Managing Intellectual Property in China - Realities and Pitfalls
    • September 9, 2011
      Arbitration Clauses in Commercial Agreements - Do you know what you're signing up to?
    • April 16, 2011
      Walking on Eggshells: Dealing with IP and Regulatory Issues in China
    • April 6, 2011
      IP Due Diligence
    • November 23, 2010
      Technology Transfer in China
    • November 22, 2010
      Protecting Your Brands in China: Challenges and Opportunities
    • April 25, 2008
      Regulatory Roadmap for Pharmaceutical Innovations in China