Panelist Profile


Yali Shao

Liu, Shen & Associates, Partner (CN)


Yali SHAO is an attorney at law and patent attorney in China, and a partner at the law firm of Liu, Shen & Associates.

Ms. Shao specializes in patent prosecution, re-examination, patent invalidation, IP litigation, and client counseling with a focus on electrical engineering, automatic control, telecommunication, electronics, computer science as well as Internet & e-commerce. Ms. has been leading patent licensing counseling, patent invalidation, pre-litigation analysis and patent infringement litigation relating to Standard Essential Patent (SEP) in telecommunication area and non-SEP.

Ms. Shao had a master's degree from Beijing Jiaotong University in 1995. Before joining this firm, Ms. Shao worked as a teacher at Beijing Institute of Technology for two years. She received training from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington D. C. in 2004.

Some representative cases that Ms. Shao has led or participated include: Chint v. Schneider, in the patent invalidation case of Chint v. Schneider, Ms. Shao and her colleagues represented Schneider and finally won the case in the second instance at Beijing High Court; Wang Jianbo v. Microsoft, in the patent infringement case of Wang Jianbo v. Microsoft, Ms. Shao and her colleagues represented Microsoft, and the case was finally settled because the plaintiff Wang Jianbo withdrew his lawsuit; In a series of patent infringement and invalidation cases between Samsung Electronics V. Huawei, leading the team representing Samsung Electronics to attend SEP and non-SEP patent infringement group cases. The issues involved include the infringement logic for SEP related cases, calculation of SEP royalties, determination of FRAND, and determination of injunctions for SEP and non-SEP cases. (2016-2017) .

Some publications that Ms. Shao recently authored or co-authored include: “Drafting Best Functional Technical Features in China”, Asia IP, April 2016; “Best drafting practices for background section of patent applications,” Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), August 2017.