Firm: Tee & Howe
Location: Beijing, China
Dr. Toby Mak would be familiar to readers of the UK CIPA Journal, as his China IP Update articles appear therein every three months. He is also the author of three chapters in the book “Patent Law in Greater China”, which received very positive comments from IPKat. He has a somewhat unique background as a registered Chinese patent attorney. Before obtaining the Chinese qualification, he was trained under the UK patent system, and has passed some of the UK patent attorney’s examination papers. Because of these, Toby can draft patent specifications in both English and Chinese. Toby has a PhD degree in chemistry, and over 18 years of experience in the patents and designs industry, with substantial exposure to the handling of both contentious and non-contentious matters. Before joining Tee & Howe, he worked at one of the largest Hong Kong law firms on IP matters for more than 8 years. His clients include investors, local and overseas research institutes, multinational power tool company, manufacturer of adhesives and elastomers, universities, video-on-demand company, and companies specialized in gene detection and pharmaceutical compositions development. He is frequently invited by various organizations around the world to speak on Chinese IP, including the USPTO, the European Patent Office, the European Chamber of Commerce, the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Licensing Executive Society, the Stanford University, and the Canadian Embassy. He is a member of the All-China Patent Agents Association and AIPPI, and a foreign member of the UK CIPA.