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Aaron R. Wininger

Director of China Intellectual Property Practice
California
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Trademarks
Overview
Education
Bar Admissions & Associations
Speaking Engagements
Publications
Overview
Overview

Aaron Wininger is a Senior Attorney and the firm’s Director of China Intellectual Property.  Aaron counsels both U.S. and Chinese companies on portfolio development and preparation of their patent applications and office action responses. He has worked with clients in the areas of software, networks (wired and wireless), lasers, medical devices, semiconductors and physics.

Aaron prosecutes both Chinese and U.S. trademarks. He has also drafted and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and international patent applications in a broad spectrum of areas, including computer hardware and software, the Internet, multimedia distribution systems, computer games, digital and analog circuitry, and semiconductor design and fabrication, to name a few.

Most recently, Aaron has counseled Chinese companies on freedom to operate analyses for their entry into the U.S., represented a U.S. gaming company with operations in China, handling Series A and IP issues in China through to IPO; a U.S. scanning electron microscope company, handling their patent portfolio from incorporation through exit via acquisition, and a U.S. wireless company through acquisition. His knowledge of both the Chinese and American markets allows him to advise his clients as they expand their patent portfolios and look for investors to help the company grow.

Aaron has been in China for more than a decade and is conversational in Mandarin. He is a frequent contributor to ZhiChanLi. You can subscribe via WeChat by following zclglobal or visit here.

Chinese Translation:

闻宁阁专注于为中美客户提供专利组合发展管理咨询、准备专利申请文件以及答复审查意见。他与客户合作过的领域包括软件、网络(有线与无线)、激光、医疗设备、半导体及物理学

闻宁阁律师负责中国和美国商标申请。由其起草并申请的美国与国际专利亦达数百份,涉及的领域广泛,包括计算机硬件与软件、因特网、多媒体分布系统、计算机游戏、数字与模拟电路、半导体设计与制造等

最近,闻宁阁律师为中国公司进入美国市场提供自由实施专利分析的咨询,代表一家在中国经营的美国游戏公司处理其在中国的第轮投资和知识产权相关事宜,直至公开募股上市(IPO)还代表一家美国扫描电子显微镜公司处理其自成立至通过收购退出的专利组合;并协助一家美国无线公司通过收购。他对中美市场的了解使他能够为客户扩展专利组合提供法律意见,并寻求投资者来帮助公司成长

闻宁阁律师在中国已10年多,可使用普通话交流。闻宁阁律师经常向知产力投稿

Education
Education

Fordham University School of Law
J.D., 1997

Columbia University
B.S. Applied Physics, 1994

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions
California

United States Patent & Trademark Office

Associations
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

 

Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements

SHENZHEN SEMINAR, Shenzhen, China, July 9, 2019. 

U.S. PATENT LAW SEMINAR, Shenzhen, China, June 4, 2018.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SEMINAR AND ITC SECTION 337 MOCK TRIAL DEMONSTRATION, Beijing, China, April 24, 2018.

MADE IN CHINA 2025: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. LAW, Shanghai, China, April 20, 2018.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SEMINAR, Shanghai, China, November 9, 2017.

PATENT MONETIZATION FOR CHINESE COMPANIES, Jinan Hi-tech Zone Capital Market Association and Hi-tech Zone Emerging Service Development Center / Jinan, China, September 14, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PRACTICES, Shijiazhuang Science & Technology & Intellectual Property Bureau and Hebei Intellectual Property Research Association / Shijiazhuang, China, August 21, 2017.

INTERACTING WITH U.S. COMPANIES, AN IP PERSPECTIVE, California Center, Chengdu, March 22, 2017.

INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE IP LAW, Entrepreneur’s Organization, Shanghai Branch, November 17, 2016.

U.S. POST GRANT PETITIONS, Xi’an Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone, November 15, 2016.

HANDLING MANAGEMENT IN CORRUPTION AND HARASSMENT CASES IN CHINA, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai Legal Committee, May 7, 2014.

PATENTS FOR MEDICAL DEVICE START UPS, International Medical Device Forum 2011, Beijing, China, April 19, 2011.

OVERVIEW OF U.S. PATENT LITIGATION, IP TALK, Shanghai Pudong New Area Intellectual Property Protection Association, October 26, 2010.

Publications
Publications

UTILITY MODEL PATENTS: AN OVERLOOKED CHINESE IP RIGHT, Law 360, August 28, 2019

BEST PATENT PRACTICES FOR US COMPANIES WITH CHINESE R&D, Law 360, May 7, 2019

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHINESE PATENT PROCESS, Law 360, February 25, 2019

ZhiChanLi – Blog on US Intellectual Property Law for Chinese Readers (weekly since 2016) with 1500+ regular readers.

CHINA’S PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY: TIPS FOR US APPLICANTS, Law360, August 2015.

CHINA’S NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS AMENDS THE CHINESE TRADEMARK LAW, American Bar Association, The Year in Review, China Section, 2014.

BUILDING A U.S. PATENT PORTFOLIO QUICKLY AND COST EFFECTIVELY (如何既快又省地构建美国专利群) China Invention & Patent, January 2012.

INCREASING REVENUE VIA FREEDOM TO OPERATE (FTO) SEARCH AND ANALYSIS, China Intellectual Property News, April 2011.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT IN CHINA, by Aaron Wininger and Xiao Lu, American Bar Association IPL Newsletter, Spring 2007.

Featured in “RISING COSTS, RISING PROFITS: WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR SHANGHAI FIES IN THE NEW YEAR?” by Sheila Wong, Shanghai Business Review, March 2007.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND ROUTES FOR ENFORCING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CHINA, by Peiyu Sun & Aaron Wininger, Currents, Winter 2005.

Quoted in June 8, 2005, Sing Tao Daily article.

A NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT FOR A 450 MILLION CONSUMER MARKET, by Stephan Zeuner & Aaron Wininger, IPL Newsletter, Spring 2005.

DIFFERENCES IN TAIWAN & US PATENT LAW FOR THE TAIWANESE AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR, by Aaron Wininger & Viola Wang, NATEA 2005 Journal.

AWARENESS OF FOREIGN FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR INVENTIONS ORIGINATING ABROAD PREVENTS ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS, by Aaron Wininger, New Matter.

THE REAL COST OF FILING PCT APPLICATIONS,” by Aaron Wininger, Intellectual Property Today, January 2003.

RECENT CHANGES IN PATENT COOPERATION TREATY PRACTICE, by Aaron Wininger, Intellectual Property Today, August 2002.

BUSINESS METHOD PATENTS APPEAR TO GAIN GROUND OVERSEAS, by Aaron Wininger, Intellectual Property Today, December 2001.