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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 Schwegman’s Director of China Intellectual Property. Aaron counsels both U.S. and Chinese companies on patent and trademark portfolio development, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and cross-border enforcement of intellectual property rights. He has worked with clients in the areas of software, networks, lasers, medical devices, semiconductors and physics.

His knowledge of both the Chinese and American markets allows him to advise his clients as they expand and enforce their intellectual property portfolios. He frequently publishes articles on his blog, China IP Law Update.

Aaron has worked 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 scanning the QR code:

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)
Co-President – Fordham Law Alumni Association, Shanghai

 

Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements

EXPEDITING EXAMINATION IN CHINA, SLW Institute Webinar, April 23, 2020

AMAZON’S NEUTRAL PATENT EVALUATION PROCESS, SLW Institute Webinar, April 2, 2020

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHINESE PATENT PROCESS, SLW Institute Webinar, March 12, 2020

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

TIPS FOR ACCELERATING PATENT PROSECUTION IN CHINA, Law360, May 22, 2020

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW OF CHINA, THIRD EDITION, Chapter Two: Patents, May 1, 2020

PATENT STRATEGIES FOR CHINESE APPROVAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES, Law360, January 30, 2020

TWO DECADES IN CHINA WITH A SINGLE FOCUS, Zhichanli, November 2019

CHINA’S AMENDED TM LAW HAS POTENTIAL TO REDUCE SQUATTING, Law360, October 7, 2019

THE AIPLA/AIPPI/FICPI AI COLLOQUIUM PRIMER, China section co-author, February 2019

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.