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Charles Huang

Of Counsel
European and UK Patent Attorney

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages Chinese, English

Charles is a European patent attorney and a UK patent attorney specialising in electronics, telecommunications and general engineering. Charles has extensive experience in patent drafting and prosecution in all major jurisdictions, as well as in emerging markets. Having previously worked within an international intellectual property law firm and leading patent firms, Charles have considerable experience in prosecuting patents to a high standard for some well-known multinational companies in the telecommunications field.

With a broad and solid technical background in technologies and engineering, he works on patents concerning electronics, telecommunications, IT hardware, software, networks, image processing, semiconductors as well as automobiles, heavy machinery, medical devices and optical technologies. He is interested in procuring patent protection for computer implemented and business process inventions, and has worked on numerous patents essential to telecommunications standards.

Charles is also experienced in providing infringement and validity advice and performing freedom-to-operate analysis. Charles holds a UK Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate and has been involved in numerous contentious matters including patent litigations and European patent oppositions. He was a lead attorney in providing infringement and validity advice in the UK patent litigation case Philips Electronics N.V v Nintendo Europe GmbH [2014] EWHC.

As a native Mandarin speaker, Charles has advised a few well-known Chinese corporations and a leading Chinese university with respect to patent protection and enforcement in Europe. He also has a particular interest and excellent knowledge in advising patent protection and enforcement in China.

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"Rising Star 2021/22 (UK)"

IP Stars

Relevant experience

  • Representing a number of leading international hi-tech companies, including Microsoft and one of the largest manufacturer of hi-tech consumer devices, before the European patent office and the UKIPO in the field of electronics, telecommunications, AI, computer hardware and software and general engineering.
  • Having successfully defended a patent opposition for a Fortune 500 manufacturer of consumer electronics against one of the largest global telecoms companies.
  • Leading patent auditing and quality assessment projects for a global leader in telecommunications.
  • Leading patent prosecution and advisory on European patent opposition and appeal for a leading provider of air conditioning.
  • Providing patent infringement and validity opinions in multiple patent litigation / dispute resolution cases in the fields of telecoms, electronics and mechanics.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, International Liaison Committee (China working group).
  • Follow, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • Member, Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)
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  • 2008 – Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London, London
  • 2006 – MSc (Distinction) in Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, London
  • 2005 – BEng (1st class honours) in Electronic Engineering, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield
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CMS Intellectual Property Webinar Series 2023
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