From Clyde & Co’s China offices Elliot now advises international clients on contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property (IP) matters, with a focus on strategic protection, exploitation, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyright as well as trade secrets. He advises on strategies for optimising IP portfolios across the Asia Pacific region, as well as cross-border patent, trade mark and copyright disputes.
He represents a number of Fortune 500 companies and other MNCs on China IP litigation and especially patent litigation. His expertise includes IP protection and enforcement in China and in the Asia-Pacific, especially IP and patent litigation and cross-border IP protection strategies, IP portfolio optimisation and monetisation strategies.
Elliot is a Solicitor (England & Wales), an Attorney-at-Law (NY), and a Barrister & Solicitor (Vic), with B.Com. B.Ec. (Murdoch University, 1992) L.L.B. Honours (Monash University, 1994) B.C.L., Honours (University of Oxford, 1998).
Elliot has managed a range of complex patent litigations, trademark and copyright litigations and successfully petitioned and litigated before the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on numerous occasions. His recent briefs include:
winning the re-hearing before the SPC for one of Europe’s largest diversified steel and engineering companies in strategic patent litigation
enforcing for and defending a Fortune 500 high-tech company in relation to technologies ranging from adhesives and coatings to automotive applications, fibre-optics and medical devices
winning numerous patent infringement lawsuits for a global infrastructure engineering group in China and Asia-Pacific
winning patent and design infringement lawsuits for the world’s leading water filtration company and thereby defending its competitive advantage in China
developing a Chinese freedom-to-operate and IP strategy for one of Europe’s largest automotive parts suppliers, including IP mapping and competitor-threat analyses
Awards & Laurels:
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 - 2018
IAM Strategy 300: World’s Leading IP Strategists 2012 - 2014, 2016 & 2018
IAM Patent Litigation 250: Leading Patent Litigator, China 2011
MIP “IP Star”, 2014 - 2017 (Patents & Trademarks)
ILO Client Choice Award Winner 2013 & 2017 - China Patents
ILO Client Choice Award Winner 2015 & 2016 Intellectual Property - Trademarks, China
WIPR Leader in Patents, 2016 & 2017
Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2014 - 2018
Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2015, 2018
Chambers Global - Leader in their Field 2013, 2015 - 2019
Chambers Asia-Pacific - China Intellectual Property Leader in the Field 2014 - 2019
Ranked in Guide to World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners 2013