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Barry Lai's legal practice focuses on intellectual property, particularly patent and trade secret litigation in Taiwan and the United States. With a degree in communication engineering, Barry possesses significant knowledge in technology fields such as networking, communication systems, and electronic design automation. He has handled patent litigations spanning numerous technical areas, including voltage converter circuits, software, and control circuits for LED (light emitting diode) arrays.

When representing patent holders, Barry collaborates with clients on reviewing patent validity and acquiring infringing products for infringement analysis, filing lawsuits, and obtaining favorable judgment results. In representing potential patent infringers, Barry assists clients in prelitigation patent analysis, design around, and preparing noninfringement and validity defenses after being sued, achieving satisfactory litigation results.

With his dual experience in technology and law, Barry is a unique Taiwan patent litigator who can assume responsibility for technical and legal issues during court hearings. As a lawyer who understand the relevant technology, he can accurately assist parties in analyzing infringement and validity issues and establish stronger arguments. By presenting complex technology through simple yet precise statements, the court can better comprehend the core technology, leading to favorable judgments.

In addition, Barry has conducted research on the patent system in the United States and is well versed in procedures such as post-grant reviews (PGRs) and inter partes reviews (IPRs). He has published several articles in legal journals and has assisted numerous Taiwanese clients in U.S. patent litigation, IPR proceedings, and evidence disclosure procedures during litigation.


  • Shanghai Gudeng Trading acquires Kunshan Kawaguchi Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.Jones Day advised Shanghai Gudeng Trading Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gudeng Precision Industrial Co., Ltd., on its acquisition of Kunshan Kawaguchi Plastic Industry Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of plastic products.
  • Ability Opto-Electronics resolves patent infringement dispute relating to computer camera lensesJones Day defended Taiwan-based Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by its competitor Largan Precision Co., Ltd., in a case relating to optical lens systems for cameras and computers.
  • Chroma acquires 20.5% of CamtekJones Day advised Chroma ATE Inc., a leading Taiwanese corporation, in its acquisition of approximately 20.5% of the shares of Camtek Ltd. at $9.50 per share.
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