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Charles Huang

Charles Huang

Senior Associate
European and UK Patent Attorney

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
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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Relevant experience

  • Currently prosecuting European patent applications for Microsoft corporation and a processor design company.
  • A lead attorney in prosecuting European patent applications for a major multi-national telecoms company and a major Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer.
  • Drafted patent applications for several major multi-national telecom companies and a major defence technology company.
  • Previously managed a multi-jurisdictional patent portfolio for Nokia corporation, which involved a number of standard-essential patents (SEPs).
  • A lead attorney in European patent opposition and appeal proceedings for a major Chinese telecoms company and a major Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer.
  • A lead patent attorney in providing infringement and validity advice in UK Patent litigation Philips Electronics N.V. v Nintendo of Europe GmbH [2014] EWHC.
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Education

  • 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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Memberships

  • 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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