Stephen Yang is a Chinese patent attorney and managing partner of IP March, a Chinese IP law firm. His practice covers patent search, drafting, prosecution, invalidation, opinion and litigation in mechanics, electronics, energy and high tech areas. His IP career began in 1997. In addition to practicing in IP firms in China, he once worked in-house in Canada. Stephen’s technical background is mechanical and industrial engineering. He received double Bachelor’sdegrees from Tsinghua University in China and a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto in Canada. Stephen is a frequent speaker and author of many articles. In particular, he is the lead author of the bookof the book IP Protection in China, published by ABA Publishing. Stephen has been consistently recognized by various sources as a leading IP practitioner in China.