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David Lin, DOCVIT Law Firm

David Lin

Managing Partner

Tel: +86 138 1199 8250
Email: linwei@dtlawyers.com.cn

Practice areas

Intellectual property; Competition & antitrust; Date protection; Power & energy


David Lin has dual educational background in engineering and law. His business areas include patents, copyrights, competition & antitrust, trade secrets, and data protection. He provides intellectual property services for well-known Internet and high-tech enterprises such as ZTE, Xiaomi, Vivo, Meituan, Kingsoft, Kuaishou, and Niu Technologies. He also provides comprehensive intellectual property services for the Ministry of Transport, Peking University, Qilu Pharmaceutical, YRPG, Pingan Group and other national ministries and large commercial institutions.

In 2008, Lin represented the copyright infringement dispute of the “Struggle” TV series and became a “red flag standard” model case in the infringement of information network dissemination rights. In 2009, he represented Tsinghua University in a well-known trademark and unfair competition case, marked as a model IP case by the Beijing High People’s Court. In 2015, he represented Xiaomi in winning a case against Qihoo regarding jurisdiction objection, selected into the Annual Top 10 IP Creative Cases by Beijing courts. In 2018, his case of Xiaomi v Li’s right of reputation dispute was selected into the top 10 reputation-related network model cases of the Primary People’s Court of Haidian District. In 2021, the right of information network dissemination dispute case between Youku and Baidu was selected as one of the 50 model intellectual property cases of the Supreme People’s Court in 2020, the Top 10 Cases of Judicial Protection of IP in Beijing Courts, and the Top 10 Most Valuable IP Cases in China; the first reverse behaviour preservation of Xinghao Plastic’s patent case was selected as one of the Top 10 Model IP Cases of Technology in the Supreme People’s Court. In 2022, the case of infringement of computer software copyright and trade secret dispute in which he represented LinkBroad and others against Amtt was selected as one of the Top 10 Cases involving Computer Software Copyright by Beijing Intellectual Property Court, and the case of unfair competition dispute in which he represented Kuaishou against Henan PiaoDu was selected as one of the 10 Model Cases of Judicial Protection of IP by the Henan High People’s Court in 2021.

Lin was named an outstanding young lawyer as recommended by CLECSS in 2017; selected into China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (PRC Firms) under The A-List by the authoritative legal media Chinese Business Law Journal for five consecutive years from 2018 to 2022; selected as a top-ranked lawyer (antitrust & competition; IP: litigation) in China by Legalband consecutively from 2018 to 2022. In 2019, Lin was selected as a top IP lawyer in China by Zhichanli & IPR Daily. In 2020, he was selected as one of Client Choice: Top 15 IP Versatile Practitioners by Legalband. In 2021, he was selected as one of Special Issue: China Top 15 Lawyers – Automotive & New Energy by Legalband.

Lin’s other statuses include:under-secretary-general of the Competition and Antitrust Law Committee of the Beijing Lawyers Association; expert at the Beijing Intellectual Property Expert Database; commissioner of the Patent Law Committee of the Beijing Intellectual Property Law Research Association; and an extramural supervisor for the masters degree at Peking University, University of International Business & Economics and Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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