Panelist Profile


Bin Sun

Xiaomi, Chief Legal Officer (CN)


Dr. Bin Sun is the Chief Legal Officer at Xiaomi Corporation, leading the legal department responsible for legal affairs of the group. Xiaomi is listed in HongKong, and is as of the date the youngest Fortune 500 Company.  It is an innovation-driven internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.  Currently, it is the world’s fourth-largest smartphone company.  It has also built the world’s largest IoT platform, and possessed an efficient new retail distribution platform.  Legal Department of Xiaomi Corporation serves for the company's global business, including dispute resolution, commercial compliance, investment, risk control, daily legal advice, etc. Under the leadership of Dr. Sun, Xiaomi Legal Department has been named on the Powerlist China Teams 2018 by The Legal 500; Dr. Sun herself is recognized as a Global Influencer (2019) by Chambers and Partners.

Prior to joining Xiaomi, she was Head of IP at BOE Technology Group.  BOE is a top display manufacture, with a global market share of TFT-LCD panels ranked number 1 for mobile phone, tablet, notebook, monitor and TV.  BOE has also ranked from the 40th among the Top 50 USPTO Patent Assignees in 2016 to the 21st in 2017.

Dr. Sun is a member of the State Elite IP Young Professionals Committee of China and a Distinguished Expert recognized by the Beijing municipal government.  She also serves as a technical investigation officer at the Beijing IP Court.  She received her Ph.D. degree in Material Chemistry (with minor in Electrical Engineering) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University.